Will It Take Long For Developers To Update Apps For High-Res iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by newyorksole, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    With the resolution AND pixel density likely to be phenomenal on the next iPad, will it be an even harder task to rewrite existing apps?

    The iPhone has been Retina since June 2010, but some apps are JUST NOW being updated to accommodate the higher resolution/pixel density. Is that just because developers decided to wait or does it really take a while.
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I'm sure it depends on money and manpower you have to throw at creating higher res graphics. If you have unlimited money and manpower, you could get it done in a day, but many developers are small operations, with sometimes just the single developer working on the app. So they may have other priorities than updating the app with retina graphics.
  3. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    In the short term, maybe the current HD apps will scale well at the new Retina resolution. Right now, iOS phone apps look pretty bad on an iPad. I'm sure in the long term, new Retina HD apps will begin appearing more and more.
  4. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    ^ they look bad cuz Apple forces them to look bad on an iPad. think RetinaPad for jailbroken iPads
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Every situation is different. You can make generalizations but they won't hold for all cases. No one knows when all apps will be updated for the newer iPad's resolution. Your crystal ball is as good as the next person's.

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