Apple’s iPhone and iPad are two of the most popular and best-selling devices. The iPhone is a smartphone that allows you to make calls, send text messages and emails, read books, listen to music, browse the web, and more. You can only download and use as many apps as the storage space you have on your iPhone. While some apps are free, others are available for a certain amount of costs. The most popular apps tend to cost $1 or $2, although you can get it modified for free using TweakDoor without jailbreaking your iPhone.
On the other hand, the iPad is a larger tablet device used primarily to connect to the Internet, read books, and play media files. The iPad can do everything an iPhone can do, except making calls and sending text messages. Some iPad apps allow you to send text messages, but they have some limitations. Let’s dig deeper into both gadget differences below.
The iPad and iPhone are the same in terms of features. The most notable difference between the iPhone and the iPad is its primary purpose in which the iPhone is a phone, but it is not for the iPad. The iPhone can and does make phone calls. However, the iPad is more portable and personal than the iPhone. Another key difference is their size. The iPhone’s touchscreen measures 480×320 pixels, while the iPad’s measures 1024×768 pixels. When comparing the two devices, an iPad can accommodate six iPhones on a single iPad.
Native iPad Apps on iPhone
Comparing iPhone and iPad apps is not that difficult because of the size differences. Virtually all iPhone apps, except those that allow you to make phone calls, can be downloaded to the iPad. They work the same way but appear bigger to fit the iPad’s larger touch screen.
Not all apps designed for the iPad will work on the smaller iPhone. Native iPad apps offer more detail to make the most of the larger touchscreen area. These apps wouldn’t look as good if they “shrunk,” that is if they appeared smaller on the iPhone’s smaller screen. That’s because native iPad apps can’t load on an iPhone. However, it does not work in reverse because most iPhone apps can be downloaded and installed on an iPad.
Magazine and newspaper apps are two examples of native iPad apps that don’t work on the iPhone. A magazine page on the iPad looks great and is easy to read. Imagine the same thing on an iPhone screen. The text and images of a newspaper or magazine article do not easily fit on the iPhone screen.
Native iPhone Apps on iPad
Is it fair to say that apps are better on an iPad than on an iPhone? While this is true, it’s still not wholistically true. While almost all iPhone apps can be ported to the iPad and work well on the device, there is an aesthetic loss. When you zoom in on the iPad, native iPhone apps look sharper and more pixelated. These apps may have blurred or jagged edges. It is because graphics created for a smaller screen are enlarged or doubled in size. It is called pixel doubling.
The iPad user can view native iPhone apps in a smaller version of their original size. It is called “pixel doubling.” The app will then take up about half of the iPad’s screen. You can also download higher resolution versions of some native iPhone apps. This feature allows the app to look just as good on an iPad as it does on an iPhone. Generally, you will find many apps for download in both iPhone and iPad versions, such as file manager or games apps. To enjoy the apps, the user only needs to download the appropriate version.