Friday, 2 March 2012

Simulating the iPad 3 Retina Display - Screenshots | Technology News

iOS developer Kevin Ng has created some impressive graphics to reveal what his Food Run game would look like on the iPad 3's 2048 x 1536 "Retina Display".

On his blog, he shares Apple’s Retina-display marketing speak with the world, noting that “Retina Display means a display whose pixels are so small that at typical viewing distances, they cannot be individually distinguished.”

“Apple coined the term for its launch of the iPhone 4, which featured a screen resolution of 960 x 640, compared to its predecessor’s resolution of 480 x 320. Twice as many dots along each direction, or four times as many pixels in total,” he says.

The developer notes the current resolution of the iPad 2 (as well as that of the first-generation device) – 1024 x 768, and estimates that, “if Apple were to go along the same route and double the resolution in each direction, then the iPad 3 will be running at 2048 x 1536. Again, four times as many pixels."

"That would be truly impressive for a 9.7-inch display,” he asserts.

To test what his Food Run game would look like on the crisp screen of the next Apple tablet, he shared the following two images as a comparison between the current iPad display and the one to be used in the next iPad.

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Kevin even envisioned Apple’s press invitation artwork with his own game on the iPad 3’s display as the finger touches its surface (see at the top next to the introductory paragraph).

He kept the accompanying message, “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” Perhaps Apple should consider featuring his game on stage.

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