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13 Beautiful Apps For Your New iPad Retina Display

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The new iPad arrived in stores this morning, along with massive lineups all over the United States.  At Apple’s flagship store in New York (which happens to be a 10 minute walk from iHospital New York City just in case you want to stop in and say hello!) Luis Zacharius, an Army sergeant, arrived at 5:00 a.m. to get his hands on the Apple’s third-generation iPad.  Luis told MacWorld, “I’ve been to all the launches, and it’s a great experience.  I like waiting outside the store, the anticipation, meeting and talking with new people.”

As we all know by know, the new iPad sports a crystal clear 2048-by-1536 resolution Retina display.  According to Apple, the new display offers viewers 44 percent greater color saturation and an astounding 3.1 million pixels in the same 9.7 inch space.  The pixels are so close together that the human eye can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance.

Many of the apps you know and love have been updated and upgraded to be viewed in the new Retina display.  Here’s 13 for you to check out today!

1.) Tweetbot – A Twitter Client with Personality – A neat application designed for viewing Twitter on your iPad.  It has a beautifully crafted interface, sounds & animation, and features like multiple timelines and smart gestures.  It costs $3.00 and you can purchase it from iTunes here

MacBook Pro Retina Display

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According to Apple experts DigiTimes, Apple is likely to launch its new MacBook Pro lineup with “Retina Display” resolution of 2880 by  1800 pixels in the spring of 2012.  This also coincides with the rumored release date of the new iPad 3 which also includes a Retina Display.  The new display would double the current resolution of the MacBook Pro which means Apple would produce four times the number of pixels – definitely a “pro” upgrade!  This is good news for developers as they could easily scale existing artwork.  Currently, the highest configurated 17-inch MacBook Pro has 1920 x 1200 pixels.

The new ultra-clear resolution is rumored to be debuting in the new slimmed down 15-inch MacBook Air, which was also rumored to be launched in the spring of 2012. The current version supports 1440 x 900 pixels – quite the improvement!

We’ve been hearing rumors about these ultra clear resolution displays but didn’t expect them to be coming so soon.  That said, support has been building.  Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors can support resolutions as high as 4096 x 4096 and Apple has added a new “HiDPI” mode in Lion that supports the new larger display. Apple has also added high resolution artwork in Lion with desktop pictures at 3200 x 2000 pixels and 1024 x 1024 pixel icons.  Awesome right?

This is sure to spur a whole new round of competition in the notebook industry according to sources in the upstream supply chain, “While the prevailing MacBook models have displays with resolutions ranging from 1680 by 1050 pixels to 1280 by 800 pixels, the ultra-high resolution of the new MacBook Pro will further differentiate Apple’s products from other brands.”

How will other brands in the notebook industry compete with Apple’s crystal clear display?  Acer and Asustek Computer are planning to launch high-end Ultrabook notebooks with 1920 x 1080 in the spring, compared to the 1366 by 768 which is currently offered.   Samsung is rumored to have its own high pixel 2560 x 1600 11.6 inch display for a Galaxy Tab, which could easily be used for a laptop as well.

What’s the potential downside of having this ultra-clear new display you ask? It takes a lot of juice to run these displays (like one machine running four monitors) so let’s hope Apple figures out how to do so without killing performance.   Do you have any other concerns about the new upgrade? Let us know in the comments below!

As always, Don’t forget to drop in to iHospital for all your iPod and iPod Nano repairs, iPad repairsiPhone repairs and Mac repairs. No appointment is needed and all repairs are backed with a one year warranty. Repairs are done while you wait and some repairs take as little as five minutes! Come see us today! Click here for list of our locations.

 

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