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MacTracker 2.0 for iOS: Now iPad, Retina display ready

27 March 2012 1,311 views 2 Comments

Detailed information on every Apple product presented in a clear, attractive style across the full range of Macs, iPhones and iPads. MacTracker is now beautiful wherever you want to use it and one of the best features of the desktop version — every Mac’s system startup sound — is also available in the iOS version, too.

Ian Page has shipped Mactracker 2 for iOS (free) and it’s a major rewrite of the go to Apple product database. Previous iOS versions were basic in the extreme and 2X scaling on the iPad resulted in blurred text and jaggy graphics.

Features include:

• Adds support for iPad and iPad with Retina display
• Adds iPad (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi + 4G), iPad (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi + 4G Verizon)
• Adds Apple TV (3rd generation)
• Adds History information for most models from Apple-History, The Apple Museum, Andy F. Mesa, and Wikipedia (iPad)
• Adds memory upgrade instructions to recent models (iPad)
• Adds info on available Firmware Updates (iPad)
• Adds info on graphics hardware for iPhone and iPad models
• Updates Support Status for Apple’s latest Vintage and Obsolete products
• System requirements updated to iOS 5.0 or later
• Other minor changes and additions

See also: MacTracker 6.4 adds new iPad, Apple TV

MacTracker for iOS displays the full app in landscape mode and just the selected product in portrait. The transition between the two is fast and smooth, nicely done.

That said, MacTracker for iOS is arguably now more attractive than the Mac version — the single window design would look really good on the desktop — time to bring it back to the Mac?

And, yes, MacTracker for iOS now features Mac startup sounds — just tap a Mac’s icon in the title bar. For older Macs, most of which only offered a single, small speaker, playback sounds rather authentic on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad’s internal speaker, sweet.

All versions of MacTracker are donationware — please give generously.

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