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Apple is Preparing its Website for the New iPad’s Retina Display

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There won’t be too many high-resolution apps to play with when you get your new iPad on Friday, but a quick visit to Apple’s website will demonstrate its stunning Retina display. The Cupertino company has been working hard to overhaul its website with HiDPI graphics and crystal clear text that will look incredible under 3.1 million pixels.

AppleInsider was first to note the changes, which seem to have been applied to the iPad section of Apple’s website and its homepage initially. However, it seems the company is gradually replacing most of the images on its site to double their resolution.

Here are a few examples:

Retina graphics on Apple website 1Retina graphics on Apple website 2Retina graphics on Apple website 3As you can see quite clearly, there’s a huge difference between the two, and there has to be. The new iPad boasts a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536, which is twice the linear resolution of the iPad 2, and one million pixels more than the high-definition television sat in your living room. It also offers a pixel density of 264ppi, and 44% more saturation that its predecessor.

Apple’s built-in iPad applications have already been updated to accommodate the new display, but it will be a while before third-party developers finish updating their apps. You may recall the same situation when the Retina display was introduced with the iPhone 4.

What do you think of Apple’s new website graphics?

[via AppAdvice]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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