iPad What is Retina Pad, and is it needed with the new iPad?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by lukeman3000, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. lukeman3000 macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2007
    Pretty much what the title says. I'm slightly confused as to what exactly is retina pad and what it does.

    On my new iPad, I can play iPhone games and blow them up to 2x. Does retain pad make it fill the whole screen and does it also increase the resolution so it isn't blurry?

    And I'm also wondering if retina pad is still relevant, or if it is obsolete with the new iPad (which I have).
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I believe that retinapad does what the new iPad does automatically. Before, the iPad wouldn't use the higher quality graphics-now it does.
  3. melva macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2011

    The RetinaPad is something you add on to the iPad to extend te battery life. It helps the pad last longer so you See it better when the battery would otherwise be low without it.
  4. lukeman3000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2007
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
  6. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    You do not need the RetinaPad extension on the new iPad, besides you can't use it on the new iPad is ply because there's no JB for the new iPad yet anyways.
  7. Kralledr macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2012
    I Sold my iPad 2 to get the , the New iPad and i can say if you can Spend ~100$ more buy it the Display is just amazing :D
  8. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    Nope, it only 2x, as does the normal 2x mode.

    On the iPad 1/2.

    Not relevant any more, only on the first two models, for which Apple - so that people purchase the iPad 3 - won't ever add the technology they already use in iPad 3. (Actually, they have even removed antialiasing in 2x mode in the 4->5 switch to make their iPhone emulation even uglier. Needless to say, they've added back it for iPad 3 - in addition to support for inherently Retina artwork and text.)
  9. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2005
    lol, how bout no!
  10. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    only if the app has iPhone 4/4S retina graphics in its package

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