Apple Updates Cards for iOS 6, and Finally Adds Native iPad Support!

Posted in Apps, iOS on 19/09/2012 by Chris Hauk


Apple has joined in the race among developers to update their apps for iOS 6 by updating their Cards app to version 2.0. Cards gains native iPad support, new designs, automatic image sharpening, and many other features.

Apple’s Cards app lets you create an mail personalized greeting cards that include your own text and photos, right on your iOS device. You can then select up to 12 recipients for the cards, personalizing each card for each recipient, and send them off as a single order, to be printed and mailed, all from inside the app. U.S. customers can send a card within the U.S. for $2.99 including postage. Send a card anywhere else in the world for $4.99 including postage.

The update today brings many improvements and additional features to the app. They include:

  • 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

Cards is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the App Store – FREE (Direct Link).

Make sure to check out our full iOS 6 coverage for all the details about Apple’s latest mobile platform!


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.