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06-14-2010, 11:23 AM #1
iPhone 4 Apps Run on iPad, Vice Versa
We now have unsurprising but welcome confirmation that apps designed for iPhone 4 will run at full resolution on the larger screen of the iPad. The devs behind the "Make Coffee" app put up a demo on their website showing the quality of their new iPhone 4-scaled app on the iPad, calling the results "unbelievable!" AppleInsider, in their coverage of the demo, notes what is - to me at least - a more satisfying discovery: iPad "HD" apps will run unmodified on iPhone 4.
According to Apple, any apps written for iOS 4 will use higher-resolution screen controls when run on the iPad or iPhone 4. The fact that apps that are written for iPhone 4 will also scale to run on the (slightly) larger screen of the iPad will limit the extra fiddling that would be required for devs to come out with separate iPhone 4, iPad, and iPhone "classic" versions of their apps. Of course, it'll also increase the pressure on devs to focus on a single version, and over time more and more apps will be released only for the newer "HD" platform, leaving a hundred million "classic" owners out in the cold.
AppleInsider also highlights the little-noticed fact that iPhone 4 will be able to use the iPad's VGA video-out cable, so you can hook your iPhone up to any VGA display or projector for 1024x768 video. There's no hardware support for HDMI, though, so even if you download an HD video to your iPhone it will be displayed at lower res. Hmm… is HD video out for iOS waiting for the iTV?
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06-14-2010, 11:24 AM #2
Well this is fantastic, except for the fact that the iPad won't have iOS4 for another few months, and because we all know that iPhone 4 will come with iOS4, this news is about as useful as Navi in the Legend of Zelda.
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06-14-2010, 11:29 AM #3
06-14-2010, 11:31 AM #4
It makes sense for iPhone 4 apps to be able to display on the iPad unmodified but not the other way around. Most apps written for the iPad need the large screen to be functional so when you shrink them down to a 3.5" screen they become useless.
06-14-2010, 12:03 PM #5Really?
06-14-2010, 12:27 PM #6
06-14-2010, 12:53 PM #7
Remember that the iPad VGA dock connector is not simply display-mirroring, it is app specific as a 'secondary display' - like for Keynote. Apps can make use of it but only if its enabled in the code. There's very little info released to indicate what video will pass through the VGA adapter. What about something like Netflix? Also since it's 1024x768 it's not really ideal for HD video output anyway.
06-14-2010, 01:17 PM #8
Can't wait to try out the new iso on my iPad 3G, I seen on the keynote that they will be releasing the iso 4 by the end of June. Im jailbroken and the only thing is installing all of my paid for cydia apps.
on the new iso
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06-14-2010, 01:58 PM #9
06-14-2010, 02:49 PM #10
There are certain Things that are device specific so they won't be EXACTLY the same. for example you can't do menu pop ups on the iPhone. They are reserved for the ipad and it's real estate.
06-14-2010, 08:38 PM #11
If Im getting the Iphone 4 why do i will need the ipad for, as far as I'm concerned the ipad is useless for now on.Common Sense Its Not So Common
06-15-2010, 07:45 AM #12
does this confrim that IPHONE4 is using a 1ghz A4 cpu (exactly like ipad)? i assume ram/gfx is the same
06-19-2010, 01:36 PM #13
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06-24-2010, 12:14 PM #14
06-25-2010, 03:08 AM #15
Yes I am very curious on how to do this as well. Please respond."Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
- Steve Jobs
11-01-2010, 11:19 PM #16
So, I cant help but notice that none of the iPhone apps run in high res on the iPad on iOS 4.2, is there a reason Apple would keep them at the low resolution?
12-10-2010, 07:10 AM #17