by Brent Dirks
March 30, 2012
It looks like Facebook's iPad app will soon be taking full advantage of the new iPad's Retina display. MacRumors points to a screenshot posted on Twitter by Mike Jobson. The shot, from the featured section of the UK App Store, offers the chance to download the Facebook app that is "Enhanced for the new iPad." As of Friday afternoon, at least in the U.S. App Store, the most recent update for the Facebook app was last December. More than likely, the "enhancement" referred to would be support for the new iPad's high-resolution screen, which is good news for fans of the social network. Facebook's iPad app has had an interesting history. After being sought after by fans for quite some time, the iPad version was first discovered in July hiding in the iPhone version. Then in September, the lead developer of the app quit Facebook and left for Google due in part to frustration that the iPad version hadn't been officially released, even though it had been completed for some time. Speculation centered around Facebook holding back the app due to the company's sometime contentious relationship with Apple. But, finally, the app arrived in October and quickly became one of the most popular free downloads. Along with full Retina support, what other enhancements would you like to see in Facebook's iPad app? I use Facebook more on the iPad than the iPhone, and I think a Retina-enabled version would make the app even that much better.