16 MAR

Apps Updated for the New iPad’s Retina Display Abound

by Marianne Schultz

The 3rd-generation iPad is available in stores in the US and nine other countries today and many developers have clearly hustled to make their apps ready for its retina display with a ton of app updates boasting high-resolution graphics arriving this week.

If you will be getting a 3rd-generation iPad today or already have one in your hot little hands, here are some of those iPad apps that have been recently updated with high-resolution graphics so you can bask in the full glory of its more than 3.1 million pixels.

[applink url=”http://appshopper.com/social-networking/tweetbot-—-a-twitter-client-with-personality-for-ipad, http://appshopper.com/news/nyt-editors-choice, http://appshopper.com/education/star-walk-for-ipad-interactive-astronomy-guide, http://appshopper.com/books/kindle-for-iphone, http://appshopper.com/news/readability-2″]

Apple has also created a new section in the App Store that lists apps ready for the new iPad here (link opens iTunes).

If you’re looking for games, our sister site TouchArcade points out that Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy, an new air combat game that was featured during the event when the 3rd-generation iPad was announced earlier this month, is now available. Another game also featured at that event, Infinity Blade: Dungeons is expected soon as well. TouchArcade has also compiled a list of games that have have been updated to take advantage of the 3rd-generation iPad’s retina display here.

Using the release of the new iPad as reason for a sale, Gameloft has dropped the price of several of its titles to just $.99. These games are normally $6.99 or $4.99 so now is the time to snag them if they’ve been on your Wish List. Here’s a partial listing of what they’ve marked down:

[applink url=”http://appshopper.com/games/modern-combat-3-fallen-nation, http://appshopper.com/games/silent-ops, http://appshopper.com/games/backstab, http://appshopper.com/games/spider-man-total-mayhem-hd, http://appshopper.com/games/assassins-creed-altairs-chronicles-hd, http://appshopper.com/games/splinter-cell-conviction-hd”]

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to get the new iPad, you can check out the initial reviews of Apple’s latest tablet that came out a couple of days ago from publications that received review units from Apple. The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky dubbed the new iPad’s retina display “surreal” and found LTE speeds to be impressive. Jim Dalrymple of LoopInsight was also impressed with the new iPad’s display and praised the overall experience of the iPad with iCloud and iTunes Match for ease of use. Macworld also noted the big leap in quality in the display from the iPad 2 to the new iPad and found the improved rear-facing camera to be one of the best available in the tablet market.


  1. LP

    A good app for children: LEARNING PLANET


  2. BCW33

    Compelling article that makes me want to buy the new iPad to see for myself….

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