Are you willing to pay more for retina display iPad apps

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Are you willing to pay more for iPad HD apps?

  1. Yes, I'd pay for apps that offer support.

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  2. No, I expect all of my current apps to provide updated support for the retina display on my iPad.

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  1. chris

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    The naming convention of the iPad HD (if it's called that) presents a number of issues for apps that are currently in the store. Many of them use the 'HD' tagline. What happens when they don't support the retina display. Do you expect the developers will update the graphics or will they start releasing new apps that offer support for the iPad HD.

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  2. Slims even

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    I paid Apple the same price for the heavily featured new iPad. That should set the tone for now at least. Apps should stay the same but give us more. They ( developers ) are very important but it's not time to raise prices yet. Maybe a slight raise for exceptional apps when the 5th gen iPad hits the streets.
     
  3. Target

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    I hope they would recognize that there are some of us that purchased iPad 2 less than 6-months ago. I for one will skip the new iPad. While I would enjoy the retina display on my iPad, I would not want to pay a price increase because an app supports that feature. I'd be paying for something I wouldn't get the benefit of.

    I don't recall seeing price increases when the retina display came on iPhone 4. Did I miss that?


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  4. Beemer

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    For now, I'm going to say no way because I don't think it costs them anything extra to develop apps for Retina Display. If I am wrong and it is proven there is an extra cost, then I might be more understanding.
     
  5. iByron

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    Nope, bought it once and upgrades are free lol


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  6. verwon

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    Hmmmm...depends on the app.


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  7. Chancellor

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    I paid 3 bucks for angry birds space and now it wants me to buy more levels....so I did pay more lol, and never will again.
     
  8. raqball

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    I would not as some apps are overpriced as it is and attempt to nickel and dime you to death via in app purchases...
     
  9. eye-Fone

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    Usually, developers "trim down" their graphics in an application in order to reduce the payload size of the setup package. So, to have a retina-compatible application, they will go back and replace all the graphics, images, and app icon with higher resolution versions. Most of the time, this requires a recompile and rebuild, and thus, regenerating the setup package. Finally, the app description has to be updated before resubmitting to the AppStore.

    So, yes, converting an app to be retina compatible is not an effortless task.



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  10. liberated

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    That may be the case for re-writes but new apps should not require any more effort to create.
     
  11. eye-Fone

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    An established developer that has written non-retina applications for iPad 1 and 2 will have to buy an iPad 3 in order to test their software. Using the emulator will only get you so far, but even it isn't retina-equivalent.

    So, yes, it costs a developer more to develop a retina-compatible app for an iPad 3 (a.k.a. The "New iPad") ;-)



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  12. liberated

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    I still would not want to pay more; however; if I was a developer I'd want to charge more :-P
     

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