The Wait for Updated iPad Apps: Supporting The Retina Display

Now the waiting begins for developers to push out updated apps with 2x image assets to support the new iPad’s Retina display. Of course, many have anticipated that Apple would be shipping a higher resolution display, so the prudent course of action for many was to include 2x image assets months ago. The problem that some didn’t anticipate is that you would need the latest version of Xcode in order to compile their apps against the latest SDK. Only once this is done would the app render the 2x images on the third generation iPad.

I’ve compiled a list of apps that I use that are in desperate need of updated graphics. These are listed in no particular order. I’m sure the list will grow as well, but I’m hoping many developers already have updated apps in the queue to be reviewed by the App Store team. I have no doubt big players like Facebook must have a pending app ready for release very soon.

  • ComiXology
  • Facebook
  • 1Password
  • TV Forecast
  • Squarespace
  • Penultimate
  • Dropbox
  • Imdb
  • TextExpander
  • Tapfolio
  • iFixit
  • Skype
  • AppShopper
  • Consume
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Netflix