And here come the iPhone + iPad universal binaries!

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And here come the updates -- if your favorite iPhone or iPod touch app is going Universal Binary to ALSO support the iPad, chances are you'll see it pop up in the on-device App Store any time now.

We're seeing IMDB, Pandora, Evernote, Instapaper Pro, PCalc, iSSH, Air Hockey, Dragon Dictation, Wolfram Alpha, and more. Let us know what you see!

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And here come the iPhone + iPad universal binaries!


Shanghai Mahjong, Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List and LogMeIn Ignition showing up for me, aside from the ones mentioned in article., Metal Gear Solid, Zillow for me (in addition to those already mentioned).

Also for me so far, Pandora and Sound Hound. Yea for LogMeIn Ignition! It's one of my must have apps.

It might be wishful thinking, but I wish there was an app for downloading audiobooks from directly to the iPad.

Comics also updated as universal as well as the Wordpress and Crosswords apps! Comics is going to be great full page on the iPad!!!!!

I'm very excited that Tab Toolkit has been made universal binary, as well as Metal Gear Solid, TextPlus, NY Times Crossword, and Stanza.

@C MLB @ BAT 2010 has it's OWN iPad app. They did update the iPhone ONLY app though for us MLB.TV subscribers so I can watch everygame, instead of just the free game of the day. I have lots of "bi" app updates. Pandora, IM+, Chopper, Yellow Pages, 300 Bowl, Bubbles, Dragon Dictation and Air Hockey

Never occurred to me that developers would issue universal binaries. They should be applauded for doing so.

I've noticed many of these updates popping up, some of the most exciting updates are those to already great games. Metal Gear Solid received a friggin awesomely worded update. The update reads, and I quote " Updated visuals to enhance viewing on iPad screen". has anyone out there had a chance to run a game on the iPad?