7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2012 7:50 PM by DLAllen

    Nook for iPad - Retina Display

      I just purchased a new iPad and noticed that the Nook app hasn't been updated for the retina display yet. Text is significantly blurrier than it is the iBooks or Kindle apps. Is there a timeline for updating the Nook app? Thanks!
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          MacMcK1957

          Remember that Apple never allows developers to see their new devices before release, so it would not have been possible for BN to start until they see the new iPad..

          • Re: Nook for iPad - Retina Display
            Eagle1313
            The Nook app, like the Kindle app, does its own text rendering (unlike many other apps, which just use the iPad text functions). I'd imagine it would only take a few weeks for B&N to release an update.
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              Well, I can say that they lost at least one book sale as a result of the delayed retina update. I have bought books at both the Kindle and nook bookstores, and since getting the new iPad, I have only bought books from kindle. Text on the nook app looks downright terrible on the new iPad. They need to get a retina update out ASAP. iPads are selling like hotcakes, and when a new user is trying to make a book ecosystem buying choice for a new device (iBooks, kindle, nook), nook is looking like a terrible choice for new iPad owners. I am midway through A Moat In God's eye on nook, but I haven't read a page since getting the new iPad because it's such a miserable experience.
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                Well, B&N released a retina version of the nook app today, but the problem is that the font sizes are out of whack. The smallest size is still fairly large, and the larger sizes quickly get comicly large. I hope B&N will release an update with better font size management soon! However, at least the app is usable and I can finish my already-purchased nook books. I will have to consider how important reading in my nook and my iPad is going forward to decide whether I purchase from B&N or iBooks.
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                  I just bought the new iPad for multiple reasons and just downloaded the nook app as well. I have my settings on the smallest font and STILL the font is huge! Please let me know if there is a fix for this!

                   

                  I am terribly disappointed. I have bought 2 nooks and love them so this is a HUGE disappointment! Have I wasted tons of money in books???I do not see any need to carry the nook AND the iPad and would be very unhappy if I had to.