So today sees the arrival of the interestingly named “New iPad” in Apple Stores. As has become customary, hundreds of people have been queuing-up to – some for days – to be the first to get their hands on the latest and greatest kit from Cupertino. And of course the CoPilot air hostesses are there to celebrate!
This time round, there are many who’d be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about though. The New iPad looks virtually identical to the iPad 2, is slightly thicker and slightly heavier. As with the iPhone 4S, there’s not much at face value to get excited about.
However, this is of course the best iPad ever, and under the skin it brings one major enhancement to what has already proven to be a global phenomenon: retina display. The new iPad screen has four times as many pixels as the previous model – higher resolution than practically all PC monitors. Not bad for a mobile device!
As Charles Arthur points out in the Guardian “The essential thing about a tablet is that the screen is pretty much all there is.” So from that perspective alone, this improvement will surely reinforce the iPad’s already dominant market position.
The New iPad also packs some additional incremental improvements, including the camera from the iPhone 4S, although how many people will actually use this is surely questionable. An iPad is not the most convenient of point and shoot devices.
For us, we will be working to take full advantage of the New iPad’s retina display to provide the world’s highest resolution sat nav! We think CoPilot Live Premium HD’s 3D navigation views will look simply stunning.
In the meantime, we are offering up to 20% off our iOS apps this weekend to mark the arrival of the New iPad. It’s a great time to snap-up sat nav for your iPhone or iPad.