Let start over with a more literal question: What is Apples future goals in utilizing the potential of the new iPads GPU? I know the difference in the CPU and GPU. If they provide 4 cores to administer graphics, surely they will develope apps that will better use it's potential. Right now, compared the the iPad 2, they are not that far off in comparison. I assume developers will create games just for iPad 3 and leave the iPad 2 users hanging.
You say the ipad is behind in specs...yet, it has the highest resolution of any tablet and most PCs around...and there are games that use this resolution and the multiple cores in the GPU. In fact, iOS on the iPad has the best games anywhere, in terms of resolution...saying that the iPad 3 is behind on specs is just showing that you aren't keeping up on tech.
Currently the highest graphical game on the iPad has barley noticeable difference in graphics between iPad 2 and 3. Higher res does not technically mean its going to have better graphics. AQ_OC, your answer makes more sense. Thanks
Here are some game shots. The higher res does make a difference and the game play is smooth. I thought I had rotated these.....Quote:
Originally Posted by ipadetheridge
Developers CAN NOT produce applications for the iPad (3rd Gen) that will not work on the iPad 2. It is literally and technically impossible. Now what can happen is the frame rate of the same application can suffer on the iPad 2 compared to the iPad (3rd gen). But that would be very poor programming on the developers part. Mainly because he has to provide the @1x graphic assets which don't require a quad core GPU to display.
Remember, the CPUs between the iPad 2 and iPad (3rd Gen) are identically. That means the code physically has to run at the same speed. The only increase in speed is the blitting of graphic assets to the drawing surface and 3D rendering of objects. Since the texture mapping is the single largest slow down, the developer simply has to provide the lower resolution assets to stay within the speed of the iPad 2.
ipadetheridge, this is not meant to be critical, but your comments indicate that you are ignorant of why the iPad and other Apple devices are so popular and highly valued. Apple is not in the game of trying to compete with numbers. Fastest processor, number of cores, etc. are all nonsense that mean very little. Very few people can get the maximum benefit out of a basic laptop today. The iPad was built with a goal as a user's device. Every bit of the unit was designed for just what it is doing for people. If they were to put a big processor into it, it would be like putting a Dodge Hemi in a Honda. Not very practical. The iPad sets a target of 10 hours of average use from the battery. That means the processor has to be very efficient. And the user experience has to be smooth. For all the big processors in the other tablets, they do not give the flowing, smooth action of the iPads. Apple is conservative in the components it uses. All tried and true parts that are thoroughly tested. It is the application and refinement of use that Apple excels at. That and extremely top-notch customer service.