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.

  • Social Networking

    Tweetbot for Twitter (iPad...

    Last Changed:
    11 weeks ago
    Rating:
    2.00 (90)
    Version:
    2.8.9
    iOS iPad

    Tweetbot is a full-featured iPad Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines &...

  • Newsstand

    NYTimes for iPad - Breaking...

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    2.50 (26)
    Version:
    3.2.2
    iOS iPad

    Introducing the New York Times app for iPad. Experience The Times’s award-winning journalism, elegantly designed with enhanced imagery and multimedia and streamlined navigation. The NYTimes app...

  • Education

    Star Walk™ HD - 5 Stars...

    Last Changed:
    9 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (1264)
    Version:
    7.0.3
    iOS iPad

    ***Over 8 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010*** Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide...

  • Books

    Kindle – Read Books, eBooks,...

    Last Changed:
    3 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (1515)
    Version:
    4.4
    iOS Universal

    The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface....

  • News

    Readability™

    Last Changed:
    26 weeks ago
    Rating:
    2.50 (66)
    Version:
    2.0.1
    iOS Universal

    The Web's best reading platform. Readability turns any Web page into a clean, customizable view for reading now or later. You can catch up on articles you've saved or follow other readers to...

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:

  • Games

    Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation

    Last Changed:
    22 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (3702)
    Version:
    1.4.0
    iOS Universal

    When war hits home, abandon all fear. **IGN: “Modern Combat 3 is the best FPS on mobile devices, especially if you're a multiplayer-minded gamer.” The best, most realistic smartphone FPS series...

  • Games

    Silent Ops

    Last Changed:
    20 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (2237)
    Version:
    1.0.0
    iOS Universal

    Join a secret organization that is present everywhere, protecting us from the invisible threats of the 21st Century that other agencies aren’t equipped to handle. They employ only the best agents...

  • Games

    BackStab

    Last Changed:
    21 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (5534)
    Version:
    1.0.0
    iOS Universal

    ** Kotaku: “…nice to have a game of this depth and variety in my pocket.” “My name is Henry Blake, once a proud officer in England’s Royal Navy. Now I stand a shattered man. Betrayed,...

  • Games

    Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD

    Last Changed:
    19 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (424)
    Version:
    1.0.1
    iOS iPad

    *** “Spider-Man: Total Mayhem is fantastic fun, offering the speed and variety of a top notch action game with the vibrant colour and characters of a great comic book” – PocketGamer 9/10 GOLD...

  • Games

    Assassin's Creed-Altaïr's...

    Last Changed:
    18 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (48)
    Version:
    1.0.1
    iOS iPad

    The benchmark of action/adventure games on next-gen consoles lands for the first time on iPad, with entirely refined graphics. Jerusalem, 1191 A.D. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart....

  • Games

    Splinter Cell Conviction™ HD

    Last Changed:
    32 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (676)
    Version:
    1.0.0
    iOS iPad

    The benchmark of action stealth games on console is available for the first time on iPad. **SlideToPlay: “Splinter Cell Conviction is undeniably a high quality game.” **TouchArcade: “From the...

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.

2 Comments

  1. LP

    A good app for children: LEARNING PLANET

    Enjoy

  2. BCW33

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

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