D”id you look at your website on the new iPad yet? We have browsed quite a few sites already on that gorgeous 2048 by 1536 pixel display, and we can categorically state that the future has arrived,” Pingdom reports. “But whether that future is all bright remains to be seen.”
“Early signs seem to indicate that we’ll have to endure more bloat, with the possibility that the average size of a web page balloons to almost 5 MB from the 1.1 MB average today,” Pingdom reports. “Brad Frost claimed that the new iPad will ‘wreak havoc on the web’ in a recent blog post. It will do so because graphics have to be updated in order to really shine on the new display.”
Pingdom reports, “Apparently Apple has already started to dish out graphics with twice the resolution to anyone browsing in to Apple.com using the new iPad. Jason Grigsby did some testing and found that the total size of the Apple.com page increases from 502 kB to 2.13 MB when the retina version of images are loaded. That’s an increase of a whopping 324%!”
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