Buying an app- query

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  1. rishi85

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    Okay so I have an I-phone 4 and an I-pad 2 in the house. When I buy an app, lets say for example Starwalk, do I have to buy it separately for the two devices or I can only spend my money to buy it one time and use it for both?
    It costs 4.99, so will I be spending 10 dollars if I need it on both or I can buy it once and use it on both?
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    If all your iDevices are registered under the same iTunes account, Apple allows you to download the app to all your devices - you pay only once.

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  3. sjleworthy

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    If you buy an iPhone or universal app you can use it on all your devices simultaneously. But, the iPad ressy will be half size and you must press the x2 button to zoom the app up to suit the iPad screen. This results in a more blurry or un-antialiased image.

    So, to suit the iPad, some developers will release an iPad only app. Usually named an HD app. This is only usable on the iPad and has iPad higher graphics quality.

    So the upshot is, check if the developer has an iPad version of the phone app. If he does, it's then your choice whether you want the 2 versions or not. If you do then you must pay separately for them.
     
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  4. Hayles66

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    Yes, so unfair when you have iPhone, iPad and iPods. I wish you could just pay a few dollars more for HD. But that's business, I suppose! Love it or hate it!

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF
     
  5. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I'm slightly confused - in the App Store some apps have a '+' symbol by them - they are suitable for both the iPhone and iPad and detect the device they're working on and adjust the display accordingly. If you were to download such an app to an iPhone and then an iPad under the same iTunes account, then both would work perfectly on their respective platforms. If the app doesn't have the '+' then it doesn't detect the platform it's running on and so you'd need a separate app for the iPhone and iPad....or am I wrong - as I usually am.....:(

    Tim goes and hides...
     
  6. Gabriel1

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    That's exactly as I understand it............

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  7. Hayles66

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    Why are you hiding? It's right as far as I see it! I usually land up buying the HD anyway because it is much better than the iPhone version!

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF
     
  8. sjleworthy

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    Yeah, sorry, I didn't mention that (probably because the majority of my apps aren't "+" compatible). The majority of the apps I have are either iphone or iPad HD, meaning the same app but optimised for iPhone or iPad, with 2 separate downloads and prices.

    The apps labelled + are fully universal, only in my experience these are a bit more few and far between.
     
  9. Hayles66

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    You are both right! 

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF
     
  10. Good karma

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    I had to buy some apps twice, angry birds is one of them, 1 for the phone, other for the ipad 

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