Owners of the new iPad have just gained full Retina display support for one of its more important apps – Facebook. Most users will see a distinctly better picture using their iPad with the new display.
While the iPad 3 does a good job of scaling apps that do not support the display resolution of 2048×1536 there is some subtle blurriness introduced as a result of the new display support. This blunts the advantage of the display in apps that don’t support it. The Facebook application’s upgrade comes less than a month after the new tablet’s release.
The new version goes beyond allowing for sharper text. It also allows for display of photos and video at high resolution, a feature that amateur photographers and photo-admirers are sure to enjoy. However, some users report that the high resolution display causes low resolution photos to look quite bad.
Besides Retina display support, the new version has also gained the ability to list yourself as offline in Facebook chat, see a friend’s list that actually displays all your friends and has support for eight new languages (Czech, Danish, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Thai). And as with any other update there is a host of miscellaneous bug fixes.
If you have the new iPad, let us know how the update handles your photos.