Apple today updated its Cards app [App Store] to version 2.0, most notably taking the app universal by adding a native iPad interface. The update also brings a number of new holiday-themed cards and new layouts able to display up to three different photos.

What's New in Version 2.0

- Universal app with native support for iPad
- Six beautiful new letterpress holiday card designs
- New layouts support up to 3 photos on a single card
- Mail customized cards to up to 12 recipients in the same order
- Images in iPhoto can be shared directly to Cards
- Automatic image sharpening improves print quality
- Enhanced Card History view on iPad
- Improvements to address verification
- Improvements to the checkout process

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Cards is a free app that allows users to quickly and easily create professional-looking letterpress greeting cards. The cards are printed and mailed by Apple at a cost of $2.99 in the United States and $4.99 internationally.

Top Rated Comments

Lex Yu Avatar
151 months ago
*and to add insult to injury, it also drops support for the 1st gen iPad.

This takes the cake. Is THIS a hardware limitation, too??? The 1st iPad can't handle making a text-on-background Card??? Good thing I had the iPhone version installed on the iPad already. At least it can keep on doing that much.
Apple DOES NOT kill its obsolete products for no reason. Don't you realize iOS 6 supports even iPhone 3GSs?

The new Cards app does not support iPad 1 because iPad 1 has a limited performance for graphic, that is inadequate to process Core Animations used in the new Cards app.

iPad 1 also has less usable memory than does iPhone 3GS, that is the reason it is dropped for iOS 6 update; they do have the same amount of RAM, but iPad 1 requires more system memory because its screen resolution is 5.12x higher than iPhone 3GS's.
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SkippyThorson Avatar
151 months ago
Most probably its Apple's planned obsolescence than a hardware limitation:rolleyes:

Sad, but very true I'm sure.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmpnop Avatar
151 months ago
*and to add insult to injury, it also drops support for the 1st gen iPad.

This takes the cake. Is THIS a hardware limitation, too??? The 1st iPad can't handle making a text-on-background Card??? Good thing I had the iPhone version installed on the iPad already. At least it can keep on doing that much.

Most probably its Apple's planned obsolescence than a hardware limitation:rolleyes:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SkippyThorson Avatar
151 months ago
*and to add insult to injury, it also drops support for the 1st gen iPad.

This takes the cake. Is THIS a hardware limitation, too??? The 1st iPad can't handle making a text-on-background Card??? Good thing I had the iPhone version installed on the iPad already. At least it can keep on doing that much.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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