Were you one of the lucky gadget fans able to get your mitts on Apple’s new iPad 3rd generation, hitting stores all over the globe today? Good for you! You’ve got quite the weekend ahead of you, nonchalantly stroking away at the tablet’s swanky new Retina Display as your friends look on enviously.
With the new display sharper than any touchscreen that has gone before it (running at a 2048 x 1536 resolution, packed tight with 3.1 million pixels, approximately 1 million more than you’d see on an average 1080p HDTV), you’ll need to fill your tablet up with apps for the display optimised to make the most of it.
Thankfully, there are already loads of apps taking advantage of the Retina Display. Becca Caddy, editor of our sister site Shiny Shiny, has pulled together her favourite new high-res apps. Check out her top picks below!
Star Walk for iPad
What is it? An app specially designed for the iPad that's already really popular amongst both casual star-gazers and die-hard astronomy geeks. What's been updated? All of the animations, constellations, satellites, planets and pictures of the day have been updated to a super high resolution that makes the most of the new Retina Display, which is pretty important for an app so focused on the big, juicy visual elements. I've spent ALL my money on the new iPad, so please say it's cheap...? Um... kinda cheap to say it's such a great app and pretty popular. Grab it from iTunes for £2.99.