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Apple Revamping Its Website Before The New iPad Ships

Apparently, Apple's website is having a face-lift ahead of the new iPad availability. The company has added high resolution images, suitable for the high definition displays of the third generation iPad.

Obviously, the first in line for the refurbish is the iPad section, where the rest of the images and graphics will follow gradually.

The HiDPI mode that enables viewers to make the best out of their high resolution display was introduced last year with OS X Lion, but fully enabled with the OS X 10.7.3 version.

When the HiDPI mode is on, Safari loads the normal resolution images first and then the high resolution images are rendered at a slower pace.

The better-looking pictures and graphics, specially designed for the Retina Display have their own tags - "2X" to differentiate them from the normal images.

Developers have already noticed the novelty and started to use the 2X in their filenames, in order to align to Apple rules.

While Apple is also revamping the website and applications in preparation for the release of the third generation iPad, the most adaptable developers are also making the necessary updates.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.