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Facebook for iPad to Get Retina Support, But What About Bug Fixes?



With apps gaining support for the new iPad‘s Retina Display on almost a daily basis, it was only a matter of time before we heard something about Retina Support for the iPad’s Facebook application. MacRumors has acquired an image that seems to indicate that the Retina Support is on the way which is great news for those that own the third-generation iPad.

I happen to own one of those new iPads but I’m actually not excited about Retina support at this point.

That’s because I absolutely hate the current state of Facebook for the iPad.

Facebook for iPad to Get Retina Support, But What About Bug Fixes?

Great. Now how about some bug fixes, Facebook?

It’s buggy.

Features are still missing. (Why can’t I remove friends using the app? Why?)

I’ve had it crash on me countless times.

Profiles often don’t load properly.

Chat is hit or miss.

Facebook for iPad to Get Retina Support, But What About Bug Fixes?

Funny. Profiles often don't look like this on my iPad.

It’s so bad, that  I can’t even remember the last time I opened it on my iPad.

My frustrations aren’t anything new. I’ve had problems with the iOS version of Facebook since all the way back in November. And while Facebook has patched up most of the problems with the iPhone, it hasn’t done much of anything for the iPad.

I’m going to assume that this is because it’s updating it to support the new Timeline, which will be nice, but you would have thought that a company that makes as much money and has as many employees as Facebook would be more diligent at solving issues with the iPad app.

After all, Apple sold over 15 million of them last quarter and sold three million new iPad’s in the first three days of its launch earlier this month.

Point is, I like that Facebook is hard at work getting the app ready for use with the Retina Display. But, quite frankly, I’d take a usable app, one that I actually want to open and use over better looking pictures of my friends, any day of the week.

How about all of you?



  1. Lou

    04/01/2012 at 3:19 pm

    The Facebook for iPhone is the single worst performing app I have on my phone, to the point that I won’t even fire it up on the iPad.   It is slow as molasses when it does manage to run, which is only about 20% of the time that it does not crash.  It seems to be more affected than any other app by multi-tasking, and it needs a from the ground-up rewrite.

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