Amazon has released a Kindle app update that’s optimized for the high-resolution Retina display of the next-generation iPad.
The app aims to make reading on the iPad even more seamless, with crisper fonts and a new library view feature that makes e-book covers look more clear and bright.
The new iPad — which was announced last week in San Francisco — will launch on Friday, March 15 in the U.S. and nine other countries. Apple’s latest product in its iPad line touts an improved “Retina” display, a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, LTE support, 1GB of RAM and an improved A5X CPU with quad-core graphics.
The Kindle app brings a redesigned look to the interface. Those using the new iPad as well as previous models will see an option at the top of the homescreen that allows the device to access content from both the product itself and the cloud.
Although users still can’t purchase content directly via the app, e-books can be purchased by visiting amazon.com/kindlestoreforipad in the browser.
Will you download the latest Kindle app? Do you think the new iPad’s Retina display will revolutionize the way we read content on tablets and raise expectations for what reading should be like on tech devices? Let us know what you think in the comments.
The New iPad Details Hit Apple.com
The new 9.7-inch iPad has 2048 x 1536-pixel retina display, 5-megapixel camera (with the same optics sensor from the iPhone 4S) and 1080p video recording. It is available March 16 in black and white, powered by A5X chip (with quad-core graphics) and supports 4G LTE networks. It's 9.4 millimeters thick and 1.4 pounds.
Wi-Fi only iPads cost $499 for 16 GB, $599 32 GB and $699 for 64 GB, while 4G versions cost $629 for 16 GB, $729 32 GB and $829 for 64 GB. Pre-orders start today, and the devices will be in stores March 16 in these 10 countries: U.S., UK, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.