BBC's iPlayer Update Brings Retina Display Support

The BBC has provided an update for its successful iPlayer application revealing that the catch-up player will now support the iPad's Retina Display. The broadcaster revealed the news via the official BBC iPlayer Twitter account.

"Hot news: BBC iPlayer update for iOS with improved video performance and retina graphics released today," the Tweet read.

According to the app's iTunes listing, the update all includes better playback thanks to improved video performance; improved accessibility, which includes more Voice Over controls; and bug fixes, and other general tidying. The BBC says we can also expect smoother performance, too.

The BBC launched iPlayer in 2007, but apps for iOS and Android didn't arrive for four more years. The first mobile apps launched in February of 2011.

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  • house70
    Are we going to get informed about every app updates from now on, or is BBC player worth special attention? If so, for what reason?
    Do you realize everyone gets notifications about app updates on a daily basis? And guess what, they're all about "bug fixes and other general tidying.
    The article fails to mention why is the BBC app so important compared to any other app on the market (at least, for the op).
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  • samkl
    Does it mean that video content will have native 2048 x 1536 resolution?
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  • back_by_demand
    house70The article fails to mention why is the BBC app so important compared to any other app on the market (at least, for the op).

    Coz iPlayer has had a lot of tech-press attention recently because of it's Olympics coverage
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