The New York Times points out what we (and Gruber) first saw when we fired up our new iPad — most web images look terrible its Retina display. Companies that do business on the web now have a difficult decision to make about their graphics. Do they spend the extra cost to create, store and serve up retina-compatible images on their website or do they spend that money on a retina iPad app instead?

It’s a decision that’ll affect the company’s finances as well as its website’s performance as larger images will take longer to load. It will also impact iPad owners who browse over a cellular connection and must download these bigger files. If you’re an iPad owner, what would you prefer?

NYT: New iPad screen could be too good for the web originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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