2 Apr 2012
I am a proud owner of an iPad 2 and certainly didn't think the iPad3 was enough of an upgrade to merit the spend. That almost changed when Mr. Stocks whipped out his brand spanking new iPad 3 on a recent train journey. The retina display floored me. Web pages looked cleaner, images crisper and type immaculate.
It did however get us thinking about a bizarre irony. The devices we carry around with us are often the ones connected to lower bandwidth networks, like 3G or Edge or occasionally even less - sure they can serve up the most amazing images and type but this comes at a cost, larger downloads for the user. How are we meant to take advantage of these amazing screens but remain responsible in terms of the files we ask our users to download?