Apple Updates Cards to 2.0; iPad Support, New Templates

Apple continued its string of updates Wednesday by releasing Cards 2.0. The new version supports native iPad resolutions for the first time and brings new card designs and customizations.

Cards 2.0

Cards was first released in October 2011 along with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. The free app allows users to design greeting cards directly on their iDevice using one of several design templates and themes. Users can add their own photos and text and order a physical letterpress card that is mailed directly to the card’s intended recipient. Cards sent within the United States cost US$2.99, including postage, and cards sent internationally cost $4.99.

New features in Cards 2.0 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 2.0 is available for free now from the iOS App Store.