Apple Starts Approving iPad Apps

With the launch of the Apple’s much-hyped iPad tablet computing gadget is just around a week away, the electronics giant is increasing efforts to make the launch a success, as it did in past with the iPhone.

Along the same line, Apple has kicked off the approving of apps for the App Store, and the developers are labelling their iPad-specific apps as “HD” or “XL” iterations so as to distinguish them from iPhone and iPod Touch-related apps, as unearthed by PadGadget.

Incidentally, the tech blog is claiming that some iPad apps have already been approved by the company, and are featuring in the web-based iTunes Preview catalogue of the App Store.

However, iPhone and iPod Touch users won’t have an access to those apps with their devices, as the apps have been written for the 9.7-inch display of the Apple’s latest device.

Titles discovered as yet predominantly belong to gaming, such as Flight Control, Plants vs Zombies, Worms HD, as well as Labyrinth 2 HD. This indicates that the company is geared up to pit the device as a robust gaming tool and entertainment platform.

Apple started accepting submissions of apps for the device on the App Store software last week. And as the apps have begun appearing in iTunes Preview list so early, it seemed that the apps went through a quick approval procedure in just around a week.

Our Comments

The countdown towards the launch of the launch of the iPad has finally started. Expect thousands of applications to be released for the platform by the end of next month. The larger screen of the iPad will allow for a new generation of apps.

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