So the 6 and 6+ CAN run iPad apps...!

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  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    So I was just browsing the App Store and realized that somehow I was able to download a few iPad apps. Which was a big surprise to be because I always figured these phones should definitely run iPad apps.

    It's dumb not to, right? I mean these phones are basically iPads. Down to the curved edges. And why should certain apps be unavailable to you?

    I think it's important to have. It helps the ecosystem
     
  2. cmdrdredd macrumors member

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    What advantage do ipad apps have? Just higher resolutions?
     
  3. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. cmdrdredd macrumors member

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    I see, could you give me an example? I haven't had any iOS products for years so I don't know much about the apps.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Uh, are you sure you were running a truly iPad-only app, and not a universal app which has layouts for both iPhones and iPads?

    Which apps were they? Screenshots?
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You don't say?!

    Most apps have universal binaries and work on both iPad and iPhone.

    Some apps are iPad-only.

    Some apps are iPhone-only, but will work on iPad, just that it won't make use of the full screen estate on the iPad (take Instagram for instance).

    You must be new to Apple if you just discovered this, or if you're someone who rhymes with scroll.

    Edit: I just noticed your username. How I wish I hadn't replied to this bloody thread at all.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, sounds like just universal apps.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Nothing surprising as they're universal apps.

    Some apps are iPhone only and some iPad only.
     
  9. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do we know about any free iPad only apps I can try?

    The app that I used said for iPad.
     
  10. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i ran to my iPhone 6+ and tried to download "bing for iPad" , no dice

    it won't show up on app store and it won't show up in purchases
     
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  12. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    That's because it's actually, rather counterintuitively, a universal app.

    You can't run an iPad app on an iPhone - it just doesn't happen.
     
  13. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But it should since now it's just as big as one
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's because some apps are universal apps. Pay once and play on any of your iDevices.

    You have the standard 6, right? It's nowhere near as big as an iPad, not even the mini.
     
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    That's what universal apps are for.

    Some apps just aren't meant to be run on 4.7" or 5.5" screens - for example, Adobe's Illustrator Line would be horrible on an iPhone. The iPad's larger display and, crucially, the 4:3 aspect ratio means there's a lot more space that just isn't there on an iPhone.
     

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