Apple rumored to be urging developers to get Retina display iPad 3 apps ready for announcement event

Apple urging iPad developers to hurry up with their apps for on-stage demos

Now that it seems Apple will be holding their iPad event in early March, rumors have turned to Apple working with developers in a frenzied rush to get Retina display iPad apps ready to show off on stage. TheNextWeb reports:

Apple has a long history of hand-picking apps that it thinks are exemplary or really show off the hardware of a device to demonstrate during iPad presentation. The iPad 2 saw demo segments with Apple’s own Garage Band, iMovie and Photo Booth apps, while the recent ‘Let’s Talk’ iPhone event saw game title Infinity Blade 2 demoed in order to show off the graphics capabilities of the new iPhone 4S. Apple’s pre-event weeks are often spent soliciting demonstrations from many app developers and preparing demonstrations of those apps for the live event. Our sources tell us that this selection process is continuing at an increased rate as Apple looks to finalize the lineup for the iPad 3.

Retina display iPad apps would require 2x, high-definition elements. The iPad 3 -- or iPad 2S according to some rumors -- is widely expected to have a similar form factor to the currently available iPad 2. The main differences are thought to be on the inside with a faster, possible quad-core processor, improved graphics performance and of course a higher resolution display.

We're taking a poll of what you expect to see, hardware wise, in the iPad 3 so if you haven't already, hurry up and vote now.

Source: TheNextWeb

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Apple rumored to be urging developers to get Retina display iPad 3 apps ready for announcement event

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Um, old news. I got an e-mail form Apple a few days ago about this. Doesn't anyone update this site anymore? I was going to send in a tip, but there's no where on this site that I could find to do that.

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