New iPad 2 Apps

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  1. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a list of new or updated apps specifically optimized for the iPad 2 that's ou anywhere yet? I've seen a few apps here and there (Infinity Blade, Real Racing2), but haven't been able to figure a way to search for apps that utilize the gyroscope and faster processor so far. Anybody know? :confused:
     
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    Rage HD has gyroscope for the iPhone 4 and is a Universal APP.
     
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    iMovie because of the cameras, though apparently it runs fine on original iPad.

    You're mostly going to see it in games that can run in an "enhanced" mode for iPad 2, or high-end, expensive apps flat out require an iPad 2. The iPad 3 will be out, at least, before you see more than a very few app developers kissing off 15 million potential customers who own original iPads.
     
  5. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    I just downloaded it, the virtual room control mode is crazy! To turn around you have to literally turn around.. really is exactly what it says.. like you are holding a window to a virtual space. I wouldnt actually play a game like that for long, but its crazy technology and a cool show piece for a cheap 2 dollar game.
     
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    ^^^
    I'm bout to play it now. :cool:

    Dead Space is Officialy Supported (i'm updating now!)
     
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    So I'm guessing all these iPad 2 enhanced apps will de-enhance the iPad1 experience thus, in time, making the iPad1 seem like a dog???
     
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    Read the comments for Real Racing 2 left from iPad 1 users in the app store. They are mad.


    Dead SpaceHD looks Amazing on the iPad 2!!! Rage HD is a Dream to play now on the iPad 2 with Gyro!
     
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  10. Aussieiphone macrumors regular

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    Gyroscope apps?

    Any recommended gyro apps?(free is better...)
     
  11. mlfarrell macrumors member

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    Alot of you guys are missing the point. All apps are going to be much faster even without optimization. The reasoning is two fold. One, the GPU can how push much more vertices and fragments (pixels) per second, so any and all games will get a significant speed boost. Also, any apps that use UIKit will get improved performance since these systems are all built upon apple code which has likely always been optimized for multi-core. Lastly, the double memory makes the system more responsive all-around.
     
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    Don't understand how they are "missing the point" about all Apps being faster when the thread is about iPad 2 specific Apps that use the gyroscope and/or enhanced graphics. :confused:
     
  13. mlfarrell macrumors member

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    While I see your point, I just meant that alot of users will notice that almost all apps "utilize the faster processor" as the OP put it, especially graphics processor, without the need any explicit optimization. As an app developer, I've noticed this first hand. Being that the iPad 2 still falls under the armv7 umbrella, new builds aren't even needed.

    The only major two cases where specifically targeting the new iPad would be required are
    A) very significant CPU-driven data processing applications where a dual-core implementation would improve throughput (almost no apps on the store do this, I'm talking your ray tracers and advanced modeling software).
    B) games/graphics apps where higher resolution textures and more powerful shaders are employed to take advantage of the additional memory and GPU horsepower.
     

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