Limited apps for new retina display.

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  1. JayStarr macrumors newbie

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    There is a limited ammount of apps for the new Retina Display. The only good one I saw was the new Angry Birds Space. Do you think developers are actually working on new versions for the new iPad retina display?
     
  2. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Modern combat 3 has got retina graphics, it's a 1.8gb game

    Kinda stupid how even on iPad first gen with no retina display it has to download the full retina images.
     
  3. iWantThat macrumors member

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    Atleast 75% of the Apps on my iPad have been optimized for the new iPad. Not sure what kind of apps you are downloading.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    No, I'm sure no developers are working on retina versions of their apps. Apple only sold a measly three million devices in 96 hours, why would devs waste time when there's clearly no market? :rolleyes:

    /sarcasm

    A lot of my most often used apps have been updated to take advantage of the better display. It will just keep getting better.
     
  5. JayStarr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Theres a section in the app store for retina ipad apps and there isnt many
     
  6. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    Completely agree with u. For iPad 1 and 2 users, it's just waste of space. But there is and won't be any solutions to that. Unless u don't update your softwares..
     
  7. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure that's not a complete list. It's just a sampling.
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it's only been a week since the new ipad came out. you can't expect 100% conversion overnight. it might take weeks, maybe months. you just gotta wait.
     
  9. brand macrumors 601

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    Are you serious?

    No, the developers know about the new retina display but are choosing not to update their apps to support it. They would rather the users suffer from an inferior experience. This is one of those questions that people are talking about when they say there are no dumb questions.
     
  10. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    your math is a bit off.

    Do you mean 0.075% of all ipad apps have been optimized for the new ipad?

    if so, you are correct.
     
  11. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    he's talking about apps on his ipad, not in all the app store.
     
  12. erawsd macrumors 6502

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    That only includes apps that were updated during the first couple of days. Theres been a lot more updated since then.
     
  13. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, so he's downloaded roughly 12 apps on his iPad... Nice.
     
  14. iWantThat macrumors member

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    I have 94 apps. 68 of them have been updated for the new display. I have had countless app updates come through the app store in the last 9 days. YMMV, but that is my experience. No need for snarky remarks.
     
  15. gquiring macrumors regular

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    It takes time to program software. The app developers have had what 9 days now to enhance their apps? Patience is required here. I am actually surprised how many retina apps are already available.
     
  16. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Those are just the ones Apple is featuring.
     
  17. dancj macrumors 6502

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    Not even 9 days. Some will have submitted their updates days ago and are still waiting for the Apple approval process.
     
  18. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Many apps have already been updated and among the ones that haven't will be soon.
     
  19. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    Most developers will update apps. Some will have deadlines for current project before they can update existing apps, so don't expect everything to be updated straight away. But you will probably have noticed the number of app updates that are coming through at the moment. The Apple review process is full of apps being updated for the new iPad.
     
  20. elmo151 Guest

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    give it some time. the developers are working on upgrades
     

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