There is no denying how improved the new iPad 2 is, and Apple realize that to fully make their tablet stand out against rivals they need to give the iPad 2 a console gaming feel. There are many ways that this can be done, but one of the best has to be with a 1080p HDTV output, which would look amazing with apps like Real Racing 2 HD.
This kind of support will certainly be welcome by iPad users, but only those with the 2nd-generation model – those with the original model will either have to upgrade or just stay angry with Apple. Knowing that you will be able to connect your tablet to a large-screen HDTV to play an app such as Real Racing 2 HD is something that will appeal to gaming fans – but will it ever replace the console?
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The simple answer is no, but it does show that you will no longer need a next-gen games console if you are not a full-time gamer. For those of you who consider yourself a casual gamer, then this could be the perfect solution for you – only if you were considering purchasing an iPad 2, as it is more expensive than an Xbox 360 or Sony PlayStation 3.
With the racing game mentioned (thanks to AppleInsider) above being the first to take advantage of 1080p video output, we will be interested to see what apps will follow. However, knowing what app will be next and what one we would actually like to see are two different things – just hope users get what they hope for? There will be nothing worse than having 1080p support for a game that will not be played or appreciated much on a larger screen.
What game would you like to see get 1080p HDTV support for the iPad 2?