non retina apps

jian

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Dec 5, 2008
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So I have this question that's kinda worries me a little bit.
I know most of the iPhone apps are now retina display friendly, and most of them has their iPad version too.
BUT there are still a small portion of apps that are not converted to retina display yet and looks awful when you use it in full screen mode on an iPad.
Will those extremely outdated app look even WORSE on the new ipad?

This doesn't really affect me, since I only use iPad apps on iPad and rarely use any non-retina apps on iPhone 4/4S..but I'm just curious...
 

nickn

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Jun 17, 2011
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I was wondering the same. Anyone know? Is Apple still being stupid by making even 960x640 compiled iPhone apps run as 480X360 on the new iPad?
 

Sonisk

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I surely don't hope so :/
 

jreuschl

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Dec 31, 2008
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iPhone apps looked much better when you use the jailbreak app the doubles their size.. Why did Apple never apply this by default!?
 

nickn

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Jun 17, 2011
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iPhone apps looked much better when you use the jailbreak app the doubles their size.. Why did Apple never apply this by default!?
Probably to entice developers to create dedicated versions of their apps for the iPad. The developers then make more sales, and Apple gets more money.
 

mattburley7

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Oct 13, 2011
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oh great cant wait to see my blurry facebook later today when i get my ipad :rolleyes: its already bad enough being slow and buggy.