Developers rush to upgrade apps for new iPad - Mobile World Live

Developers rush to upgrade apps for new iPad

16 MAR 2012

Apple developers are “working overtime” to update their apps to take advantage of the new features in the latest iPad, reports USA Today. The new device – which has just gone on sale in ten global markets – offers a dramatically improved display, faster processing, improved HD video and LTE connectivity.

"Our designers and animators are working day and night to optimise our apps," Nicholas Callaway of Callaway Digital Arts told the newspaper. He added that the firm has redesigned two of its most popular apps, featuring Martha Stewart and Sesame Street characters, to take advantage of the new iPad’s sharper display.

Epic Games president Mike Capps also talked up the new improved display, describing it as comparable to high-end gaming consoles such as the Microsoft XBox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3. "We can achieve a level of realism and detail that has never been seen on a mobile device, or honestly, on any widely available television," he said.

Epic Games is working on upping the resolution of images from its best-selling game Infinity Blade II with an updated version reportedly due “very soon.”

The new third-generation iPad uses Apple’s A5X processor with what the company calls “quad-core graphics" to support the high-definition Retina display. The A5X provides double the graphics performance of the iPad2’s A5. The display has 3.1 million pixels, four times the number of pixels seen on the iPad2.