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access_time March 1, 2012 at 3:21 PM in Mobile by Drew Robbins

Retina Display on iPad 3 Could Improve Games According to Independent Developer

Heavy indication has it that Apple will be unveiling a brand new iPad at a media event next Wednesday; teaser images on the company website have a finger touching a calendar application on what appears to be an iPad with a greatly improved resolution. That resolution, experts say, can only belong to the kind of retina display that has become so popular on iOS devices. Thus, speculation has it that the third iPad will prominently feature a retina display that, according to independent developer Kevin Ng, will bolster games for the popular mobile device.

Ng has been working on Food Run, an iOS game that he says has been prepared specifically with the potential of a retina display in mind. The game has been designed in such a way that it can easily be upscaled to any resolution without being distorted or pixelated. When viewed at a more zoomed-in state, as is specified by Apple Insider, the game takes on an entirely new level of visual fidelity that could very well be experienced on an iPad device with retina display capability.

It isn’t all good news for Apple faithful, though; improved resolution could lead to longer app downloads as games begin to see the need for four times the amount of pixels on screen as once before. Such visual quality will also require Apple to see a considerable upgrade in the iPad’s processor.

The presumed announcement of Apple’s next iPad will be taking place March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California at 10 am PST.

[Apple Insider]


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