Why is Ipad acting like Iphone with Push?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JimKirk, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
    I have had my Ipad since Saturday and have used it quite a bit. I have yet to charge it.

    It still has over 40% charge since this morning.

    My question relates to push. I push both my exchange and MobileMe to it. I get push notifications in real time.

    It Dings right along with my iphone. No delays even when it is asleep. I heard it ding all night.

    I thought wifi was supposed to be off when it sleeps? Mine is on because I am getting the pushes.

    Other than that, I question why Apple chose to make the iphone apps suck so bad on the Ipad. I mean if the resolution of the Iphone is half of the Ipad, they could have at least used half the screen and scaled the fonts, etc. It looks like crap.
  2. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    The resolution isn't exactly half, they're not even the same aspect ratio. As for apps looking bad, that's on the developer, not Apple. Some apps I run at 2x look great, others look really bad.
  3. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    They look like crap otherwise lazy developers wouldn't update their apps for the iPad
  4. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    and then people wouldn't have to purchase the app again.
  5. mac-slap-happy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Nope, not on the iPad. See my thread about Skype incoming calls related to this same fact: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=889400
  6. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    This is lazy on Apples end. They should have redid the iPhones ui graphics to the higher res and used system fonts to upscale. Then most of those apps wouldn't be so bad. But it also forces people to make iPad specific apps because it's so embaressing.
  7. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    That would have been a huge problem and required validation of each app. Imagine if most apps had some areas crisp and some blurry and some blocky. You already see blurry and blocky in some apps where they mix custom and native fonts.
    Even if it looks bad, consistency is far better than unpredictable results.
  8. Logos327 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    That was not lazy of apple but smart. I think the developers of the "iPad" apps that are identical to the iPhone except in resolution are lazy. All that screen real-estate and you don't have the creativity to do anything new with it?

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