is IPP a over stretched mess

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Acorn, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    I am worried about the IPP gargantua size. I remember when the first ipad came out and every app was an stretched iphone app. It was really horrible at first. It took months before you started seeing ipad specific apps that utilized the 9.7 inch screen. Im curious if that is the same case all over again where you just have a bunch of stretched app mess. It seems to be a much less jump this time from 9.7 to 12.9 then when we went from iphone to 9.7 ipad. I am wondering if it would be a good option in settings to make ipad apps open at half screen size on IPP when in landscape mode by default rather then try and stretch into full screen?
     
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Apps not optimized for the iPP resolution can look a little stretched out, but it's nothing like when iPhone apps were getting stretched out for the first iPad. Honestly, most of the apps I use day-to-day have been updated for the iPP; the only notable app that still hasn't been is Netflix, and I harass them about it on Twitter as often as possible.
     
  3. mikezmac macrumors 6502a

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    I have the ipp and have not had that issue with any iPad apps. One thing I noticed is that many apps are using the old iPad keyboard and not the nice new one. No performance issue just cosmetic.

    It's big. That's very true. At first I was a bit put off however now when I pick up my old iPad it's so small.. I've become very very happy with my new ipp's screen size, awesome power and multitasking. The pen rocks as well even for note taking. (Pdf/book or whatever on the left and a notepad/Evernote on the right. Hardcore.)

    In short. Most apps look great. Updates are needed to make better use of the visual real estate but that's something to look forward to.

    The size is what took getting use to. The content is great.
     
  4. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    That is an indication that they haven't been updated to the iPP's resolution. Generally, it's not really that noticeable though unless you're looking for it, IME.
     
  5. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    They look a *ton* better than iPhone apps did on the original iPad. Still not good enough for me to put up with it, but stuff just looks kind of unusually big on the screen, not blurry or stretched out or anything, and the keyboard is enormous and takes up too much of the screen.

    Fortunately, most apps I use and that you'd want optimized for the Pro seem to be catching up, but there are a few hold outs. I can't imagine it's difficult to add support for iPad Pro res, so there are a few apps that have updated since it's release, and I wonder why they don't support the Pro res yet. Stuff like Chases app, Yelp, Google apps, Netflix, etc.
     
  6. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    "Worried?"

    "Horrible?"

    Is this maybe a bit over the top?
     
  7. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    No problems here. Apps are getting updated much faster than when the iPad originally launched.
     
  8. Acorn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yep. Iphone apps do look horrible on ipad and being worried the IPP having the same effect is a valid concern.
     
  9. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    First world problems I guess. I personally do not find that iPhone apps on an iPad cause me any stress whatsover because I can just not use them if it really bothers me.
     
  10. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Yes. Most of the problems you're going to find on MR are going to be first world problems.
     
  11. engineerben macrumors regular

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    Quite a few apps haven't been updated for the iPP yet, based on the keyboard layout.

    Even more apps haven't been updated to support the iPhone 6+ screen, and that's been out over a year!
     
  12. mikezmac macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I don't have many iPhone apps on my iPad. Most apps have an iPad version as well or are compatible with both.

    The iPhone apps I do have look better on the IPP than on my old iPad Air however .. I tend to remove iPhone apps from the iPads. My main exception is Instagram. I looked real quick and didn't see an iPad version. I should remove that from the ipp I guess and just use it on my iPhone ;)
     
  13. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    Safari needs to default to "Desktop Version" on the iPP rather than the mobile version and having to "Request Desktop Site" each and every time. It's very annoying.:mad:
     

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