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Processor

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I purchased iPad Pro 12.9 and there are lots of apps still havent been optimised for it.
I twitted to ask the developers and 90% of them replied like "iPad Pro is a niche, I wont waste my time on it"
is there a way to scale up or down apps on iPad Pro since it is so frustrating.
even Apple's own AppStore app is blurry on iPad Pro 12.9.
if Apple told me that I would not buy it.

I use two professional Apps and I thought 4gb RAM helps a lot but after several phone conversations they told me that "to be honest, we will not optimise it for iPad Pro 12.9, and the App will crash more often on iPad Pro 12.9 due to unknown RAM errors, but we are unlikely to fix it in the future because it is not worth our time".
 
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Shirasaki

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There is no way in iOS to do dynamic zoom of app interface like what Mac OS X does. Other than asking developers to support it, which at almost every single case, it is not possible, you have no way to make app looking clearer.
I even have a few apps refused to be optimised for plus size phone so.
Apple would not tell you this fact, as this is developers responsibility to optimise their apps.
 

M. Gustave

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I purchased iPad Pro 12.9 and there are lots of apps still havent been optimised for it.
I twitted to ask the developers and 90% of them replied like "iPad Pro is a niche, I wont waste my time on it"
is there a way to scale up or down apps on iPad Pro since it is so frustrating.
even Apple's own AppStore app is blurry on iPad Pro 12.9.
if Apple told me that I would not buy it.

I use two professional Apps and I thought 4gb RAM helps a lot but after several phone conversations they told me that "to be honest, we will not optimise it for iPad Pro 12.9, and the App will crash more often on iPad Pro 12.9 due to unknown RAM errors, but we are unlikely to fix it in the future because it is not worth our time".

"Niche"? LOL

The "niche" Pro will become the baseline standard in just one, at most two, generations.

Those devs are just making excuses for why their apps don't function properly. Ask for an App Store refund.
 
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TheRealAlex

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No app developer with limited resources will see any benefit in spending labor hours optimizing for a product which will deliver no gains. If Apple releases a next gen 12.9 Pro with that insane resolution then developers will say ok this is a standard going forward.
 

sparksd

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It will just take a while. Similar issues have occurred on Windows machines with hi-res displays (my XPS 13 is 3200x1800 276PPI) but more (and most) apps are now compatible. But it can come at a cost - I own Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and it isn't compatible with hi-res and Adobe's answer is buy Ver. 14 ($60 at sale price). But hi-res screens are the future and reputable developers will adapt.
 

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"iPad Pro is a niche, I wont waste my time on it"


There's hardly any optimization for the 9.7" iPad so who can blame them for not spending anytime on the soon to be dead 12.9".

The money is in iPhone App development (need a hint: there's dick all in iOS 10 for iPads ... it's all aimed at the iPhone.)
 
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masotime

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there are lots of apps still havent been optimised for it.

I use two professional Apps

What apps are these? I'd really like to know. Most apps I use are 129" optimized now. The ones that aren't are usually the ones that haven't been updated in the last 6 months....
 

bensisko

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I purchased iPad Pro 12.9 and there are lots of apps still havent been optimised for it.
I twitted to ask the developers and 90% of them replied like "iPad Pro is a niche, I wont waste my time on it"
is there a way to scale up or down apps on iPad Pro since it is so frustrating.
even Apple's own AppStore app is blurry on iPad Pro 12.9.
if Apple told me that I would not buy it.

I use two professional Apps and I thought 4gb RAM helps a lot but after several phone conversations they told me that "to be honest, we will not optimise it for iPad Pro 12.9, and the App will crash more often on iPad Pro 12.9 due to unknown RAM errors, but we are unlikely to fix it in the future because it is not worth our time".

Very curious about this.
  1. How is the App Store "blurry"?
  2. What do you mean "optimized" for 12.9" iPad?
  3. What "professional" apps are you using that crash?
  4. You're actually calling developers? Is this a tech support line?
  5. Why is it Apple's responsibility to tell you what apps are 'optimized'?
 
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Marshall73

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I purchased iPad Pro 12.9 and there are lots of apps still havent been optimised for it.
I twitted to ask the developers and 90% of them replied like "iPad Pro is a niche, I wont waste my time on it"
is there a way to scale up or down apps on iPad Pro since it is so frustrating.
even Apple's own AppStore app is blurry on iPad Pro 12.9.
if Apple told me that I would not buy it.

I use two professional Apps and I thought 4gb RAM helps a lot but after several phone conversations they told me that "to be honest, we will not optimise it for iPad Pro 12.9, and the App will crash more often on iPad Pro 12.9 due to unknown RAM errors, but we are unlikely to fix it in the future because it is not worth our time".

App Store blurry? Now I know you definitely need your eyes tested. It's pin sharp.
 

Processor

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Very curious about this.
  1. How is the App Store "blurry"?
  2. What do you mean "optimized" for 12.9" iPad?
  3. What "professional" apps are you using that crash?
  4. You're actually calling developers? Is this a tech support line?
  5. Why is it Apple's responsibility to tell you what apps are 'optimized'?

It's Apple Store app, it automatically corrected it to AppStore .
And airport utility, remote apps are blurry too
They are all made by Apple

I need to say sorry, I need to check my eyes.
Apple is perfect and I'm moron.
 

Michael Goff

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I purchased iPad Pro 12.9 and there are lots of apps still havent been optimised for it.
I twitted to ask the developers and 90% of them replied like "iPad Pro is a niche, I wont waste my time on it"
is there a way to scale up or down apps on iPad Pro since it is so frustrating.
even Apple's own AppStore app is blurry on iPad Pro 12.9.
if Apple told me that I would not buy it.

I use two professional Apps and I thought 4gb RAM helps a lot but after several phone conversations they told me that "to be honest, we will not optimise it for iPad Pro 12.9, and the App will crash more often on iPad Pro 12.9 due to unknown RAM errors, but we are unlikely to fix it in the future because it is not worth our time".

If they're not going to fix their app, they're not good developers. Period. The same can be said for the teams at Apple that can't be bothered to update their own apps for the iPad Pro.
 
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bensisko

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It's Apple Store app, it automatically corrected it to AppStore .
And airport utility, remote apps are blurry too
They are all made by Apple

I need to say sorry, I need to check my eyes.
Apple is perfect and I'm moron.

I'm certainly not saying you're a moron - I'm just not sure what you mean by "blurry".

I've never used either the Apple Store app, Airport Utility, or Remote app on the iPad Pro. I downloaded all of them but I don't see blurry. I guess I see what you mean by "not optimized" - as if it was coded as hard-locked for a 9.7" display (which, at least for me, means things are bigger, but it's still crisp). Honestly, if you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't have even noticed it.

For me, the "blurry" comes in trying to run iPhone apps on the iPad - that's just annoying. Given the modern toolset, universal apps for screens of all sizes should be MUCH easier than it is for developers.
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If they're not going to fix their app, they're not good developers. Period. The same can be said for the teams at Apple that can't be bothered to update their own apps for the iPad Pro.

Yes - with the caveat of developer intent for device. If a developer says "this app is for iPhones" and you run it on an iPad and it crashes, it's not the developer's fault you're running it on a non-specified device (as long as the same issue doesn't occur on the devices listed in the system compatibility).

Of the developer says it's compatible with the iPad Pro and it keeps crashing and they say they're not going to fix it, then you have a bad developer. It reminds me of a poster from a few years ago who had a plan to pay for college by developing a new iPad app every four months, figuring it would make an average sum of money per app. Putting aside all the other things wrong with this, they were asked about updates for compatibility with new OS versions, security fixes and such (because upkeep on "an app every four months" would start to add up!) - to which the developer responded they had no intent of working for free and updating the apps they developed. It's shocking so,e developers have this attitude.
 
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masotime

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It's Apple Store app, it automatically corrected it to AppStore .
And airport utility, remote apps are blurry too
They are all made by Apple

I need to say sorry, I need to check my eyes.
Apple is perfect and I'm moron.

What about the other questions? I'm really curious what professional apps you use that aren't updated.
 

stlredbird

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I purchased iPad Pro 12.9 and there are lots of apps still havent been optimised for it.
I twitted to ask the developers and 90% of them replied like "iPad Pro is a niche, I wont waste my time on it"
is there a way to scale up or down apps on iPad Pro since it is so frustrating.
even Apple's own AppStore app is blurry on iPad Pro 12.9.
if Apple told me that I would not buy it.

I use two professional Apps and I thought 4gb RAM helps a lot but after several phone conversations they told me that "to be honest, we will not optimise it for iPad Pro 12.9, and the App will crash more often on iPad Pro 12.9 due to unknown RAM errors, but we are unlikely to fix it in the future because it is not worth our time".

No you didnt. Shenanigans hath been called sir!
 

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. It reminds me of a poster from a few years ago who had a plan to pay for college by developing a new iPad app every four months, figuring it would make an average sum of money per app. Putting aside all the other things wrong with this, they were asked about updates for compatibility with new OS versions, security fixes and such (because upkeep on "an app every four months" would start to add up!) - to which the developer responded they had no intent of working for free and updating the apps they developed. It's shocking so,e developers have this attitude.

methinks, said poster was talking out of his a**.

The only apps that would fit this bill would be games, I think, and I don't play many of those fortunately...
 
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