List of approved iPad HD apps leaked

With Apple's iPad launch just around the corner, more details have begun to show up online. PadGadget was browsing the iTunes database and found some interesting approved apps. We know that the iPad will be getting visually superior apps than its younger and smaller counterpart, the iPhone. However, up until now, no details of working titles have been mentioned.

In their perusal of the App Store database, there were a bunch of titles found to be using "HD" or "XL" in their program names. These titles are believed to be iPad specific, and will not work on the iPhone or iPod Touch (this isn't to say that the same title won't be made in a scaled down version as well). Apple has since removed the HD titles, causing Neowin to believe in their legitimacy. After all, Apple doesn't like to have things leak before they announce them.

Below is a screenshot, as well as some of the titles found:

  • Ammoin HD
  • Azkend HD
  • Flight Control HD
  • Grind HD
  • HD Recovery
  • Labyrinth 2 HD
  • NBA Hotshot HD
  • Numba HD
  • Plants vs. Zombie HD
  • Sparkle HD
  • Worms HD

iPad HD Titles

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I think it's important to realize that those apps listed are not those developed by Apple themselves. This leaves it entirely up to the developer to what name they choose. You can speculate all you want that Apple "encourages" them to use HD; but at this point it's all hearsay. As far as the HD complaints go, Apple has never said that the device is HD (Which is indeed 720p or higher, by definition, 480p is Enhanced Definition). If you take a look at these sites you will see:

http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/youtube.html
This does talk about "HD" video.. which youtube does support, however, it doesn't say that the iPad will view them at their native resolutions, it just simply states that those whose resolution is HD will look "amazing".

Moreover, if you go to the technical specifications link below; you will see that no where do they claim the panel supports HD resolutions. It does, however, say that it can support the output of up to 720p.

http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

Just saying, read up a bit before you go trying to rip Apple a new one.

HD is a relative term people. If you have 2 resolutions, then obviously the larger one is technically HD. Do you really think in 50 years our TV's of today could be called HD? Love the neowin kids...

doug_jnr said,
HD is a relative term people. If you have 2 resolutions, then obviously the larger one is technically HD. Do you really think in 50 years our TV's of today could be called HD? Love the neowin kids...

You're wrong. You're assuming the term HD is universally understood and timeless. Quite the assumption. Generally, very few technologies keep the same name forever, such as the wheel. Guess what? They already have the next step in video technology working and it's not called simply HD, but you get a different adjective like Utra or Super:

"Ultra High Definition (UHD), Ultra High Definition Video (UHDV), Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)[1], Extreme Definition Video and 8K is an experimental digital video format, currently proposed by NHK of Japan and British Sky Broadcasting" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Hi-Vision)

...and don't forget 3D, which will be just as important as the HD acronym was years ago. Due to human limitations such as our eyes and the average living room size, televisions will not continue to increase in size nor resolution at the same rate they have been over the past 50 years. Therefore, the term HD will not be laughed at 50 years from now, although it will arguably be unimportant because it relates to resolution and video quality alone.

Edited by fkid, Mar 26 2010, 9:38pm :

doug_jnr said,
HD is a relative term people. If you have 2 resolutions, then obviously the larger one is technically HD. Do you really think in 50 years our TV's of today could be called HD? Love the neowin kids...

No, HD refers to standardized accepted resolutions starting at 720p. (snipped)

Edited by Eric, Mar 27 2010, 4:04am :

Osirus23 said,

No, HD refers to standardized accepted resolutions starting at 720p. (snipped)


lol....the words 'high' and 'definition' are not up for debate. we all know what they mean. they are not explicitly confined to the tv/video realm.
think about it...

Edited by Eric, Mar 27 2010, 4:45am :

doug_jnr said,

The term high definition once described a series of television systems originating from the late 1930s; however, these systems were only high definition when compared to earlier systems that were based on mechanical systems with as few as 30 lines of resolution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television

get my point....its all relative.

but when we talk in the same context (lcd screen and digital movie format), ipad is XGA (1024x768) and not HD (1280X720).
Apple indeed love such misunderstanding, misleading the consumer with dubious "ads" versus real features.

So, does this mean if you bought one of these games for your iPod Touch or your iPhone you will have to repurchase them for the iPad? Weak...

Shadrack said,
So, does this mean if you bought one of these games for your iPod Touch or your iPhone you will have to repurchase them for the iPad? Weak...

don't know I think we need to read the terms

For games that are being re-released in "HD or XL" am I going to have to re-buy if I already own the toucjh version? Such as Flight Control?

Skyhawker said,
Well if they want to get technical ... 576p is HD in Australia. I wish it wasn't, but it's true.

Australia... where DVDs were always HD.

'HD' gets added to far too many non 'HD things' now - advertisers sure know how to confuse the hell out of people......

duddut2 said,
'HD' gets added to far too many non 'HD things' now - advertisers sure know how to confuse the hell out of people......

I've seen quite a few sites advertize online videos as HD when they are only 720x480.

duddut2 said,
'HD' gets added to far too many non 'HD things' now - advertisers sure know how to confuse the hell out of people......

There is HD stucco premix we use for the business. WTF that's ever about.

smooths* said,
My nokia 3200 outputs HD

My nokia 3200 got lost on a train last week, I was gutted even though it only set me back a fiver

einsteinbqat said,
Devs will be using HD or XL to differentiate their iPad specific apps from the iPhone/iPod touch ones.
+1 I personally used XL