Apple Enhances IPhone App SDK for IPad

Apple today announced that it has updated its iPhone software development kit with support for its new iPad, which was announced today.

iPhone app developers can currently use their iPhone apps on the new iPad without customizing the app for the new device. Apple Senior Vice President Scott Forstall demonstrated an unmodified Facebook iPhone app and ESPN's XGames SnoCross, both of which maintained their full functionality.

But the new SDK will allow you to take advantage of the iPad's 9.7-inch display. As examples, Apple showed iPad apps from Gameloft, the New York Times, and Electronic Arts.

Developers can download the enhanced iPhone SDK today. The SDK includes an iPad simulator so you can run your iPad apps right on your Mac as you develop them.

We'll update this story as more details become available.

This story, "Apple Enhances IPhone App SDK for IPad" was originally published by Macworld.

  
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