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The Retina Difference (for iPhone 4 and new iPod touch)

The Retina Difference (for iPhone 4 and new iPod touch)
  • #: 245759
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: 2010-12-03
  • Current Version: 1.1.3
  • 1.1.3
  • Size: 3.90 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Andreas Fatum
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
  • © Andreas Fatum
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The Retina Difference is a free App which demonstrates the sharpness of the new iPhone 4 / iPod touch Retina display by showing the difference of optimized vs. unoptimized grahics on the iPhone 4 / 4th generation iPod touch.

A must-have for all iPhone 4 / new iPod touch owners to show off the outstanding display capabilities to your friends!

The nine examples in this App each show a splitscreen with an unoptimzed image (in standard iPhone resolution) on the left side of the screen and an optimized image (in iPhone 4 resolution, iPhone 4 / new iPod touch only) on the right side of the screen so you can tell the difference right away!

Description of the examples included in the App:

Lines/Pattern: Shows three test patterns of lines and dots, starting by 1 pixel, 2 pixel, 3 pixel width up to 4 pixel width

Gfx-Text/Gfx: Shows three pages of graphical bitmap text (text rendered on the background image) in different font sizes.

Photo: Shows three photographs for comparison.

See the amazing difference for yourself on your iPhone 4 / 4th generation iPod touch!

Also included is a color blindness test. This test can and will not replace any medical examination but is a good indicator to find out if you are color blind. If you fail any of the tests please consult your physician for a checkup of your eyes.

To all people who assert that the standard resolution half of the screen has been deliberately made to look bad: This is NOT the case!

If you cover the right side of the screen the left side will not look bad but compared to the 4x better resolution of the Retina display it indeed does look worse! And that's exactly what this App is about!

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Rated 2/5 based on 2 customer reviews.


3/5 stars

iAd loader

It is what it is, don't expect much. I don't know how accurate the graphic demonstrations are but it's neat to look at and there is a cool color blindness test in there.

Pretty much it's just to load up some ads and make the dev some money for the one tine you run it because you'll delete it 10 minutes later.

2/5 stars


This app makes it look bad on purpose, I have the iPhone 4 and a 3rd gen. iPod touch, got the app for both and it looked crappy on my iPod cuz they made it look like that on purpose, and if u really wanna see the difference just compare new to old, it's the best way


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