New Apple iPad 3 via Telegraph.co.uk

Right now Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is live on stage launching the new iPad HD (3) at the Keynote speach.

So what? Who cares. Well you could begin caring, as traditionally everybody has designed stuff for screen at 72dpi. Here’s the cool thing, and the problem…

So I’m asked to export an image for screen. I choose 72dpi. Aside from colour profiles and pixel size, that’s pretty much as difficult as that part of the proces gets. Until now…

You see, whilst it’s awesome that photos can be displayed at a sexy 264dpi, it presents a couple of main problems as the new iPad launched with a 264dpi screen as I see them…

1. One export for iPads or next-gen web browsing devices that can display this hi-resolution. And one export for ‘traditional’ displays. And the subsequent file sizes as a result.

2. What happens when the next Macbook Pro uses this system? Media rich websites will now be VERY rich indeed, and as a result  will have whopping file sizes for images at 264dpi. That’ll need a FAST broadband, and a FAST processor.

I’d like to hear you thoughts in the comments below on this.

Will we see a glut of designer sites aimed specifically at HD screens now?

Will you be creating content for this new way of viewing?

Does this open up some COOL ideas for e-commerce fashion sites and photography portfolios?

Post your thoughts and comments below…

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