Why do some App icons appear as "Retina icons" in the Store and not on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by anti-microsoft, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys,

    I'm puzzled as to why some App icons in the App Store appear as High res icons, but when installed on the iPhone they look like 480x320 app icons.

    Why is this? I don't understand why this happens...

    Thanks,

    Ams.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Because when a developer submits an app they get to also submit a picture to represent it's App Store icon. It's the picture to see in the App Store, not the application's icon.
     
  3. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Even on the App Store App on the iPhone?

    Tap Tap Revenge 3 is an example: I recently got an update for it and in the update description the icon was crisp and clear. When It was downloading on my phone it was also crisp and clear, but when it was done it was just a "regular" icon.

    Does what you are saying still apply?

    Thanks,

    Ams.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  5. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't remember it being like that on iOS 3.x or whatever...

    Thanks anyway,

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  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Because there never was a Retina iDevice on 3.X. You can see similar problems on the iPad if you look for it.
     
  7. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a

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    Lazy devs, that's why, it's amazing, not even the AP can find someone to take a few seconds to re-do their icon for them..
     
  8. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    the icon art and the itunes art are two different images


    anyone who has modified icons on a jailbroken iphone knows this
     
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