How good is the iPad for gaming?
With a string of phenomenally successful gadgets stemming back a decade, Apple has truly distinguished itself as a company at the cutting edge of technology – and the latest addition to its line of tablet computers is no exception.
The iPad mini, launched in November 2012, serves as a very nifty little brother to its full-sized predecessors thanks to its smaller physical dimensions. While the fourth-generation iPad is in itself a very portable model at only 241mm x 186mm, with a depth of 9.4mm, the iPad mini is an even handier piece of kit; 1.6 inches shorter and almost two inches narrower.
One of the more popular uses of the iPad is for gaming; the surge in demand for casual games like Bejewelled and Tiny Wings means that it’s a better option than ever for those who like to play on the go. Although the size of the iPad mini makes it a much more convenient option for portable play, it’s difficult to doubt the ability of the iPad proper for its upgraded processor and higher resolution; while the Apple A5 chip debuted in the iPad 2 and wowed the tech community, it’s the A6X that’s really got the geeks talking. At twice the resolution of the iPad mini – with a 2,048 × 1,536 pixel display – the iPad 4 is the frontrunner for gaming action.
It’s because of technological leaps like this which continue to attract the most appealing applications and games – ones like the new Live Casino from casino.ladbrokes.com, due to launch soon. With the most realistic in-game design and detail yet, you could one day soon be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into an actual brick-and-mortar casino. The Ladbrokes Live Roulette table is certainly one of the highlights, with realistic sights and sounds reflecting the genuine casino experience no matter where the player may be. On any other computer the app would be impressive enough, but the iPad really enhances the gamer experience – not just visually but through its easy-to-use touchscreen interface, meaning that you’re never far away from the action when using casino apps on the iPad.
The major steps taken by tech giants like Apple and Microsoft – whose Surface tablet is expected to rival Apple’s offering over the next few years – have added a whole new dimension to gaming. After the smartphone took gaming out of the home and onto the streets, tablet computers have further increased the choice; not only through convenience but through capability. A bright future lies ahead for the gaming world.