The new iPad’s Retina Display is perfect for reading, so some of the most highly-sought after app updates are going to be the ones that make the best iPad e-reading apps compatible with the doubled resolution. And, in fact, many such apps, like Kindle, Evernote and Readability have already updated.
Unfortunately, when you get your new iPad today, you’ll have to slog through Marco Arment’s best-selling e-reading app Instapaper in fuzzy old SD. But don’t despair, Retina Display support is coming soon.
The delay stems, according to Arment, from that fact that he was not aware that even text-intensive apps like Instapaper must be rebuilt using the latest developer tools released last week by Apple to take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina Display.
Instead of rushing to deliver the Retina Display update, then, Arment decided to roll it into the upcoming Instapaper 4.1 update, which also introduces a host of new features including new graphics that take advantage of the iPad’s Retina Display and more attractive, professional font choices.
Instapaper’s a great app, and I’m sure the update will be worth the wait. I just can’t help but admit I’m a little bummed I won’t get to read my Instapaper archive on my new iPad today.