With the iPad making its first appearance in stores on April 3rd developers are rushing to finish the apps by the March 27th deadline. Submissions which are accepted ahead of the deadline will be available when the new tablets debut. However, the developers face a real challenge since it will support most of the 150,000 iPhone applications that are already available.
While it might seem odd that they would support the same applications as the iPhone these new tablet computers are in many ways just a larger version of the popular iPhone. So, if the new iPad runs the same apps then what the point of creating newer ones? In the case of online gambling the tablet format has the potential to provide and even more comfortable and realistic experience. Tablet computers are easier on the eyes than cell phones but still far more portable and easy to hold than most laptops.
The truly exciting thing about the iPad is the potential for more interactive online casino games. For instance, players can actually push the buttons on the slot machines themselves or rub the screen to play scratchcards. The format would allow players to interact with games in the same way they would at an actual casino and would also allow for a more user friendly gaming experience. There are endless opportunities for innovative and interactive games such as we’ve never seen before. It’s also possible that this new crop of games might just win over new players who’ve been looking for a more realistic gaming experience at home.
The only downside is that since the tablets still run the Apple operating system users still won’t be able to use the download only casinos. They can, of course, use the browser based versions which are already available but if the iPad gains in popularity casino operators may finally be forced to create downloadable Mac friendly casinos. Even if they don’t the growth of Mac users has already led casinos to beef up their browser based games selection and with the available apps users should have plenty of games to choose from.