List of Apps with Non-Updated/Poor Text on Retina Display

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JimAtLaw, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. JimAtLaw macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    I use the iPad to read the Wall Street Journal, and I noticed that the text was a little fuzzy on my new iPad and then compared it to my iPad 2 - it is noticeably blocky in the app on the iPad 3 and I believe it actually looks worse on the new one than it does on the iPad 2. I'm guessing they're using some kind of custom text settings here which are precisely defined based on the parameters of the iPad 2's screen.

    I seem to recall reading that the Kindle app had a similar issue.

    Are there other reader apps out there using text that does not properly scale for the new display?
  2. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2010
    Williamstown, NJ
    The magazines in newsstand are not very good, The newspapers like the NY time look great though
  3. laurenr macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    Apps like Goodreader, iBooks, and many others, whose developers have updated to support the new display, will show incredibly sharp text
  4. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

    Oct 13, 2011
    I think Facebook and the weather channel for iPad look horrible. Especially the weather channel icon on my iPad it looks blurry :eek:
  5. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    The Weather Channel's icon is horrible. It was horrible on the iPad 2 also. They really need to just get rid of the gray border and let iOS take care of the rounded corners, because obviously they don't know how to make an icon...
  6. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

    Oct 13, 2011
    yeah the icon needs to look more like the one for iphone.
  7. johndoe588 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    Upstate New York
  8. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Goodreader's PDF viewer isn't Retina yet. Tried the same PDF in iBooks and the difference was very apparent.
  9. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    Goodreader does not have an update yet and the text is looking quite blocky, but PDF Expert is looking great though.
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005

    yes, the WSJ app at the moment is just poor. Very blotchy, of course it simply hasn't been updated. But, i'm surprised since the WSJ is one of the premier reading apps on the ipad, truly showing the power of the tablet device and what the platform CAN offer - and has been a big seller for WSJ, still the largest digital content seller by FAR. I'm just surprised they wouldn't have updated it prior to launch, like the NYTIMES did with THEIR ipad app, which looks great BTW.

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