Yesterday, Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn revealed the very first unboxing video of the new iPad, as well as benchmarking it with the Geekbench 2 app. Now, they’ve shared on their forums some new photos of the retina display in action. It is clear just how much sharper the screen is, especially when it comes to the text and app icons (notice the icons for Angry Birds and PvZ HD). It’s been noted that the retina-enabled apps are 2.5 to 3 times the size of the previous versions (google translation):
These applications developed by Apple has been upgraded to support the Retina screen, for example with Keynote (iWork software sets), this application previously only content of 115MB but its latest version is 327MB. Numbers from 109MB or 283MB up to, from 95MB to 269MB Pages, iMovie from 70MB to 404MB. On average, these applications increased 2.5 to 3 times the older versions mostly to support the Retina Display resolution, besides adding some new features.
Apps that haven’t been updated to support the iPad’s new retina display will still fill up the entire screen, though until then, their graphics and visuals simply won’t look as stunning as those that have gone through the retina treatment.
Here’s a screenshot of iPhoto on the new iPad.
Tinhte.vn have also posted in a separate forum thread several sample photos taken from the iPad’s new 5 megapixel rear camera. The results don’t appear to be as good as the iPhone 4S, though it’s a marked improvement (to say the least) over the iPad 2. Judging from the initial batch of snapshots, it’s looking like the new iPad will be a very capable shooter for everyday use, especially for times when you don’t have another digital camera handy.
Here are a few of the shots taken:
You can check out the rest of the images here at their full resolution.