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Q: Will iPod and iPhone apps that have been updated with hi-res graphics in support of the new Retina display of the iPhone 4 automatically run fullscreen on the iPad?

- Frank

A: The short answer is no. Firstly, apps that have been updated for the iPhone 4 must still retain backward compatibility with older iPhone devices and their 480x320 screens, and the iPad will still render these in their lower-resolution format by default. Thus far the only apps that have appeared on the App Store specifically designed to run only on the iPhone 4 do not run on the iPad at all.

The other thing to keep in mind is that with the exception of graphical apps such as games, many apps are simply providing higher-resolution versions of specific artwork and icons within the app, relying on the iPhone 4 to scale other user interface elements to the higher resolution.

That said, however, although iPhone apps will still run in a 480x320 window by default, those apps that have higher-resolution graphics for the iPhone 4 should look better when scaled up to the “2X” size on the iPad, although they will be of a noticeably lower resolution than a native iPad app.

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I got my first ipod recently, an ipod touch 3rd generation (8 gig).  I saw the download a few days for the updated software and downloaded it; now I realize I shouldn’t have.  I think it was only for higher memory devices.  Now I’m unable to synch songs from i Tunes without wiping everything else off my iPod.  When I go to My Device and click Music, rather than showing the tunes in my library, I get a single box with the options to synch my entire library or selected files.  But when I click “Sync Music,” I get a message that says, “If you sync your music, everything else will disappear from the iPod.”  And it did, except for the apps.  Will restoring my settings fix this?

Posted by Mary Lou Pratt on July 6, 2010 at 7:50 PM (PDT)

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I’m new to this so sorry if this question has been asked before. I have the iPhone 3GS with the new 4.0 software. I downloaded songs on my phone, but when I plugged into iTunes, right clicked on my iPhone and selected ‘transfer purchases’ all my songs that I recently purchased (around 30) didn’t sync and aren’t on my phone anymore. How do I get them back? I tried ‘available downloads’ but nothing was there. Thanks in advance for your help! smile Linds
PS I have ‘manually manage songs’ checked

Posted by Linds on July 17, 2010 at 10:46 AM (PDT)

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my ipod classic is in recovery mode , and i can’t get it to come out of recovery mode. I have tried restoring my ipod several times, but after each time it is restored it keeps saying the ipod is in recovery mode. i have also tried resetting the ipod , reinstalling itunes, unhooking and hooking it back up to my pc, changing the driver name, and everything else i could think of.please help

Posted by liz on July 25, 2010 at 1:52 PM (PDT)

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