Padded content on iPad

Date:1 June 2010

The Apple iPad actually has two different modes that iPhone apps can run in. One plays them at their normal size within a window; the other simply doubles the number of pixels to artifi cially force them to fill the iPad’s 25 cm screen (which is, of course, much larger than the iPhone’s 9 cm screen). A double-pixelled picture won’t look quite as sharp as an app running in a smaller window, but what’s the point of having such a large touchscreen if you don’t use it?