I just got my first big surprise with regard to the iPad. The iPad App Store went live and I started shopping. I bought Pages and Keynote. I bought the Scrabble app. Then I saw something odd. In my iTunes account it suddenly showed a bunch of updates that weren’t there a few minutes before. I went to look and saw the following
I checked a few more apps and saw the same thing. The app was updated for the iPad and was available for download. But it looked the same. Then I noticed the small Toggle button above the screen shots…
By default it is on iPhone. But change it to iPad and you get…
An entirely new app. And in many cases the new iPad version, which looks great from screen shots, is a FREE update if you own the app.
That means the apps won’t just work on the iPad but that they will work properly and in a manner that takes advantage of the iPad’s bigger screen and increased power.
What apps have I already updated this way?
They have all been reworked for the iPad, added features and yet are merely updates if you already own them.