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Retina resolution iPad apps start populating the App Store

It’s been just a week since Apple announced the new iPad and already we are seeing a decent number of apps optimized for the Retina resolution. In fact, Apple has even created a new category within iTunes that highlight these new apps optimized for the new iPad.

Now these aren’t new apps but just ones that have been spruced up to run at a higher resolution. In some cases, such as the Kindle App, it was basically making the text look sharper and in cases of 3D games like Infinity Blade II, the developers would have had to go through a lot more trouble to pour in enough detail to make the game look good enough at that resolution.

The folks at The Verge have been kind enough to provide a screenshot from the game. Not only is there an insane number of pixels in there but the level of detail is on par with any console game I’ve ever seen. The fact that you will be able to play it on a 9.7-inch display means the game will look even better than what you see on your computer’s monitor.

Here are some of the apps that sport the Retina resolution that you can download as soon as you get your hands on the new iPad.

  • Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy
  • Tweetbot
  • Flight Control Rocket
  • NYTimes for iPad
  • Readability
  • Sketchbook Pro for iPad
  • Infinity Blade II
  • StockTouch
  • Mass Effect Infiltrator
  • The Early Edition 2
  • Real Racing 2 HD
  • Reader for iPad
  • Evernote
  • ABC Player
  • Labyrinth 2 HD
  • Calcbot

There are a lot more apps out there that will have Retina resolution and more are being added as we speak. Before downloading, make sure the description says that the app has been updated for the new iPad, even if it is in the dedicated section for the new iPad because there were a few apps there that did not have Retina resolution. Also, don’t forget to look outside that section for apps that Apple may have forgotten to add. These apps are universal, so the same app gets downloaded on all the iPads and it chooses the resolution accordingly.

To download these apps, click here.

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