Apple Seeds: The New iPad’s Launch Numbers, Retina Graphics When Running iPhone Apps, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

New iPad Sees Amazing Sales Over Launch Weekend

Apple announced that they sold 3 million new iPads in less than four days of being available on the market. They simply stated that it was their “strongest iPad launch yet”. AT&T similarly, noted that it was their strongest day of iPad sales to date, as well. [Read More]

iPhone Apps Now Run With Retina Graphics on the New iPad

In an odd move on apple’s part, the previous two generations of iPad could not run retina iPhone apps at full resolution on the device, even though that would look better. Well, begging with the new iPad, Apple has addressed this issue, and retina iPhone games, run with those graphics. Elements such as buttons are still twice as large as they should be, but at least there is no more anti-aliasing to muddy everything up. [Read More]

New iPad Uses Same Camera Sensor as iPhone 4

To no one’s surprise, it turns out that Apple is using components in the new iPad that the company has used in other, past, and current products. For instance, the iPad’s 5MP back camera is the same CMOS sensor used in the iPhone 4. The front camera is the same crappy .3 megapixel Omnivision OV297AA sensor used in the iPad 2 and the camera-equipped iPod Nano from a few years ago. The report goes on to point out other technical notes, but the bit about camera sensors was the most interesting. [Read More]

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