Iphone downscaling?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jmwerkus, Jan 28, 2010.

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do you think apple will implement the reverse option to resize an ipad app for iphone

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. jmwerkus

    jmwerkus Active Member

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    what do you think? I personally really want this
  2. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    No. They wan't iPad apps to stand out, and be iPad unique.
  3. jmwerkus

    jmwerkus Active Member

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    but their iphone sales will go down because all the good games will only go to ipad
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    Fenderboy New Member

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    Highly doubt that. People buy iPhone for a PORTABLE phone which is know for quality, and the selection of apps. In no way will iPhones be replaced by iPads.
  5. Harry Goldfarb

    Harry Goldfarb New Member

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    plus it wont be possible ... with the all new A4 chip in the iPad it wouldn't be as easy as simply making the picture smaller. The processors are wayyy better and more intense so the iphones and ipod touches alike wouldnt be able to handle it
  6. jmwerkus

    jmwerkus Active Member

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    Can the iPhone handle that chip?
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    Harry Goldfarb New Member

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    no lol thats what i said the processor meaning the A4 chip are too intense for the iphone
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    Do I want apple to downscale iPad apps? Yes.
    Do I think apple will downscale iPad apps? No.

    For the iPad apps, they'll have much more stuff packed into that big screen, so resizing it will probably look horrible on and iPod touch or iPhone.
  9. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Downscaling will never happen. Like I said in another thread, if the apps are designed for a 9.7" screen, resizing them for a 3.5" screen, everything will become TINY. It's fine for them to resize something that was made for a 3.5" screen to a 9.7" screen because everything just gets bigger.
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    Tsubame New Member

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    The other problem, as pointed out, is simple performance.

    You make a game that pushes that 1 GHz processor, it just...won't work on an iPhone. We will probably see quite a few apps with versions for both platforms, but you just won't be able to downscale them, it wouldn't even be possible if Apple wants to do it.

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