Facebook updates iPad app, makes it Retina-ready

Facebook updates iPad app, makes it Retina-ready
Facebook is perennially cited as one of the most popular apps on basically every mobile platform known to man. Despite that popularity, it took a minor eternity for Facebook to release an app specifically for the iPad. Thankfully, they are on top of things this time around, and an update has just rolled out that will take advantage of the gorgeous new Retina display of the new iPad.

In addition to the upgraded high-resolution interface, there are some other tweaks and fixes:

- You can go offline in chat
- The right profile picture appears for everyone
- Your list of friends always includes all your friends
- In sets of photos, your name is displayed correctly
- Photos of people who like Facebook Pages load correctly
- Your friend-request notification only lights up if you have a request
- You can change your language to Czech, Danish, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese (Portugal) or Thai

And of course…

- If you've got a new Retina iPad, you'll see a crisp, high resolution interface

So what are you waiting for? If you’re reading this on a new iPad, go update and start taking advantage of all that Retina goodness while you’re hanging out with your social network.

source: App Store link via TechCrunch

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16 Comments

1. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

sorry i'm at work using a "wifi" only model ipad 2... do you know if the facebook update now supports the "timeline" feature?

2. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

3 of the last 4 stories are about the ipad... ipadarena.com

3. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

the best news for high ratings is popular news... whats popular right now? ...ok, i'll wait.......

4. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Lets just ignore all the stories PA posts about Android...

5. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

K, I'd be ok with that IF you can tell me how in the hell the ipad is relevant to phones, or phone arena.

6. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

How are Android tablets relevant to phones? They aren't. PhoneArena doesn't just focus on phones...

8. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol... take a look up top at the tabs under the phonearena.com icon... there is a "tablets" tab next to "phones" they report both tablets and phones... not saying that iPad is better than Android BUT the iPad is much popular and easier to get a discussion going.

7. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

It's actually an ongoing investigation and the feds are on top of it. And they all made fun of your conspiracies. Who's laughing now huh?!

9. Scott_H

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Hey Mandroid - PhoneArena has been covering tablets for some time. Just as "mobile phone news" morphed from feature phones to smartphones, it has now morphed to include tablets as well. We do our best to inform our readers on all mobile tech. As for the clump of iPad news - if you go down the rest of our front page there's almost nothing else on the iPad. News is random, and sometimes it clumps together, just like when you flip a coin hundreds of times sometimes you get nothing but heads half a dozen times in a row.

10. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Fascinating. Why the hardon for the ipad 2.000000001? There is nothing to report. The sheep ate it up, it has a nice screen, the end.

15. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

You shouldn't have validated his post by replying to it. Its nonsense and anyone with a half a brain could fogure that out. He tried skewing numbers with an incredibly small sample size and its very obvious.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who cares? Get off the site if u don't like it.

11. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

when the iPad 3 got released and there were a lot of posts about it, everybody complained, but when the samsung galaxy III will be released and there will be a lot of posts about it, nobody will complain, not even the "ifans" (woow, so many prejudices in one word), trust me!

13. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ipad2.000001=tablet Sammy GS3=Phone Phonearena.com Think really really hard, ask an adult for help if need be, and then tell me what the difference is.

14. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Well... didn't Scott just tell you that Phonearena also covers tablets? -_-

16. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

When the transformer prime came out their was plenty of coverae about that too.

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