The new iPad has arrived, most notably with a retina display with four times as many pixels as the previous display. The new iPad has 2048 by 1536 pixels, for an amazing resolution of 264 pixels per inch.
The increase in resolution, and thus the increase in file sizes, has some concerned. Stephanie Rieger wrote last week in “Not In My Best Interest,” that “Sure, the fonts are so crisp they could cut glass, but absolutely everything else on screen is fuzzy.”
There are understandable concerns with delivering graphics with huge file sizes over limited mobile bandwidth. Even over home wi-fi, the graphics are large and will take time to load.
Despite the legitimate practical concerns, I think what some are missing is something easy to lose sight of:
The opportunity to create a magical experience.