Facebook for iPad Gets The Retina Display TreatmentBy: Shaylin Clark - April 2, 2012
Ever since the new iPad came out with its new retina display two weeks ago, developers have been scrambling to update their apps to accomodate it. If you own an iPad you’ve no doubt been seeing tons of updates in the app store, most of them including “New Retina Display Graphics!” Now, if you’re one of those with a new iPad, this is no doubt very exciting. If, on the other hand, you’re still rocking a first generation iPad, after awhile you start thinking about how much extra space all those graphics that you can’t see are taking up on your iPad, and you start to get a little annoyed. I’ve heard.
Anyway, moving on. The latest major app to feel the retina display love is the official Facebook app. An update released today that adds retina display graphics to the app. Now, if you’re one of the (not at all bitter) owners of an older iPad, there are things in this app for you, too. In addition to the sharp-enough-to-cut-you new graphics, the app includes several fixes for bugs that have been bothering some users for awhile. For example, the app now no longer switches your friends’ profile pictures around. The update also adds eight new languages, so if you’re a native speaker of Czech, Greek, Indonesian, Thai, Norwegian, Malaysian, or Portuguese (European, not Brazilian). Check out the full list of changes below:
As always, the Facebook app is a universal app. As such, all the updates to the app apply to the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as to the iPad (of course, the app already had retina display graphics for the iPhone). Facebook for iOS is available for free in the App Store.
Have you gotten the Facebook update for your new iPad? How does it look? Let us know in the comments.