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Stupid Apps Questions ....

02-23-2010, 05:40 PM
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Stupid Apps Questions ....

Let's say I buy an iPhone app.
Then the "iPad Version" of the app comes out.

My questions ....
1] Will there a notification that the "iPad Version" is available ?
2] Will the "iPad Version" automatically download ?
3] Do I hafta rebuy the app for the "iPad Version" ?

That's pretty much it. lol
Thanks in advance!



02-23-2010, 05:45 PM
#2
My guess is that you will have to buy a new iPad version -- which will hopefully come loaded with new features.

02-23-2010, 05:49 PM
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It depends on the developer.

All I know is that the devs of Labyrinth 2 are doing their best to make it one app, probably for free, possibly DLC. (I am so looking foward to Labyrinth 2 on the iPad - if that isn't a device seller, I don't know what is!)

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02-25-2010, 01:49 AM
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FUDGE ....

I don't have an iPhone or an iPod Touch.
I bought a bunch of apps in anticipation of the iPad -- so I'll have a bunch of stuff to put on it once the Big Day comes.

Now I'll hafta rebuy 37 apps ?!?

Does anyone know how good the iPhone > iPad pixeldoubling is?
Is it too blurry?
Is it OK?
Is there no noticable degredation?

Thanks in advance!
02-25-2010, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by CaryMG View Post
FUDGE ....

I don't have an iPhone or an iPod Touch.
I bought a bunch of apps in anticipation of the iPad -- so I'll have a bunch of stuff to put on it once the Big Day comes.

Now I'll hafta rebuy 37 apps ?!?

Does anyone know how good the iPhone > iPad pixeldoubling is?
Is it too blurry?
Is it OK?
Is there no noticable degredation?

Thanks in advance!
You bought 37 apps even though you don't have any devices...?
I think I heard that all the games will work on the iPad, even if it isn't ported or anything. It'll just be blown up.
02-25-2010, 01:55 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CaryMG View Post
FUDGE ....

I don't have an iPhone or an iPod Touch.
I bought a bunch of apps in anticipation of the iPad -- so I'll have a bunch of stuff to put on it once the Big Day comes.

Now I'll hafta rebuy 37 apps ?!?

Does anyone know how good the iPhone > iPad pixeldoubling is?
Is it too blurry?
Is it OK?
Is there no noticable degredation?

Thanks in advance!
I think youll be right, although some may have better ipad exclusive improvements, you should be able to play all of the apps youve already purchased. I dont know if the ipad versions will need to be re bought though, spose it will be depending on the dev
02-26-2010, 02:33 PM
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You bought 37 apps even though you don't have any devices...?
Yes.
I have iPod Touch (3rd Gen), OS 3.x in my avatar 'cause NONE OF THE ABOVE isn't available. lol

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I think I heard that all the games will work on the iPad,
even if it isn't ported or anything.
It'll just be blown up.
Right, right.
Steve said that in the keynote.
I'm asking -- will the blownup app look pixel-y in shite-y?

Last edited by CaryMG; 02-26-2010 at 07:55 PM.
02-26-2010, 02:48 PM
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If you bought 37 apps without even owning an iDevice, then yes it was an incredibly stupid move. The apps aren't growing legs and running off when you get an iPad, what's the point of buying them earlier? O_o
I think iPad and iDevice games have nothing to do with each other. It's like Xbox and PS3, owning the same game for Xbox doesn't mean you can play it on PS3.
02-26-2010, 03:01 PM
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If you bought 37 apps without even owning an iDevice, then yes it was an incredibly stupid move. The apps aren't growing legs and running off when you get an iPad, what's the point of buying them earlier? O_o
I think iPad and iDevice games have nothing to do with each other. It's like Xbox and PS3, owning the same game for Xbox doesn't mean you can play it on PS3.
$0.99 sales, $0.00 sales (iTunes does give you an invoice for all those free apps...)

There are a number of games I bought right away to take advantage of sales, even though I wasn't going to be playing them immediately...

When my coworker said he was getting his son an iPod Touch, I advised him to get his kid an account and start grabbing all the free for a day games so he'd have them when he got the device.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
02-26-2010, 08:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
If you bought 37 apps without even owning an iDevice, then yes it was an incredibly stupid move.
Why?

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Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
The apps aren't growing legs and running off when you get an iPad, what's the point of buying them earlier?
I wanted something to have to upload to the iPad immediately.
Also, ya ever get excited about somethin' & prep for it in advance?
Like, before I got my MacBook, I bought a bag for it.
And I bought a bunch of eBooks before I got the Kindle 2 -- that I regret buying. lol

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I think iPad and iDevice games have nothing to do with each other.
So you think the iOS games I have now won't work on the iPad ?




Last edited by CaryMG; 02-27-2010 at 03:40 PM.