Aside from the announced iOS apps that were showed off at the iPad 3 media event, Apple has also posted updates to a number of other iOS titles, mainly to introduce support for the Retina Display featured in the new tablet. In some cases, however, the company also added iTunes Match support, minor enhancements and bug fixes. Among the updated, but previously unannounced applications are iBooks, iTunes U, Remote, Find My Friends and Find My iPhone.
The support for iTunes Match and Retina Display has been added to the Remote app allowing users to control the iTunes notebook or desktop program along with the Apple TV. Having received its first update singe it was launched in January, iTunes U now also supports the 2048×1536 screen resolution and boasts better performance. Designed for locating lost or stolen iOS devices via iCloud or MobileMe, Find My iPhone adds bug fixes and stability improvements. It has been also brought in line with the iPad 3’s Retina Display. Known glitches have been also addressed in the Find My Friends update, which also lists Retina Display support and stability enhancements. This is the first new version of the app posted since its debut in October. The new, sharper text of the double-resolution screen is now supported by iBooks, which also adds a bunch of modest new features. While highlighting is now performed with a swipe over text, users can also search and see page numbers corresponding to the paper version of select titles. To jump to a page, it’s enough to simply tap on it. Besides, the update includes some important improvement and stability fixes.