Earlier this week we told you that the developers of the game Food Chase shared what their game was going to look like on an iPad Retina display. If you took a look through that article then you would have realized the difference was quite substantial; as it should be. As if the next generation iPad does ship out with a 2048×1536 Retina display it will contain nearly quadruple the pixels.
Hacker and developer Ryan Petrich has recently concluded that the chances of the next generation iPad receiving a Retina display is very high. Thus, he has tweeted about having developed an iPad Retina display simulator called iPadRetinaSimulator that basically is just a regular iPad simulator running in 2X mode. This will grant developers the ability to easily get their applications ready for the proposed 2048×1536 resolution of the iPad 3 or iPad 2S.
You can download iPadRetinaSimulator and even the source code from Ryan Petrich’s official GitHub page by clicking here. Don’t forget that to setup this simulator you will need the latest version of Xcode and you will also need to symlink /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer to /Developer and /Developer4 as explained in a tweet sent out by Steven Troughton-Smith.
Only time will tell what features will make their way into the next generation iPad, but I know I for one am not the only one excitedly waiting for March 7th. What do you think of iPadRetinaSimulator? Share your thoughts or questions in the comments section below…