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How Apple Should Display iPhone Apps on the iPad

How Apple Should Display iPhone Apps on the iPad

Posted May 6, 2010 at 12:36pm by iClarified
Flickr user mjdave has posted a mockup of how he thinks Apple should display iPhone icons on the iPad.

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See the icons for Tweetie, Birdbrain, Flight Control, Compression. Those apps are all iPhone apps, and when run on an iPad they run small in the center of the screen with black surrounds (or at an ugly 2x scaled).

On the home screen, these iPhone apps are currently represented much the same as iPad apps, except their 57x57 pixel icons are blown up to be an ugly blurry 72x72 next to the higher res iPad icons.


In this mockup, with the black borders they could keep their sharp 57x57 pixel size, and have the added benefit of being easily recognizable as inferior iPhone apps to the user.
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I'd definitely like to see Apple do something like this. Excellent idea.

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How Apple Should Display iPhone Apps on the iPad


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Dadditude
Dadditude - May 7, 2010 at 1:07am
If Apple doesn't do it, maybe one of the many awesome coders in the jailbreak community will figure out a way to implement it.
Bob
Bob - May 6, 2010 at 4:05pm
Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing!
Whiner
Whiner - May 6, 2010 at 3:10pm
He should read his mail more often..
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