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Apps That Show Off The iPad 2's Speed

The iPad 2 packs in a new dual core CPU and graphics that are nine times as fast! What apps will really showcase this new speed? We have taken the time to find the apps that really push the limits of the original iPad. This AppList will showcase the apps that will really shine on the iPad 2!

Back to the Future Ep 1 HD

by Telltale Inc

Back to the Future Ep 1 HD was made for iPad 2. It got released a bit early for the original iPad, but it feels slow and at times is painful to play. The enhanced graphics and CPU will make this game shine. New iPad 2 owners should pick this title up immediately. It is one of the few apps that can showcase the amazing graphics and speed of iPad 2.

Fruit Ninja HD

by Halfbrick Studios

Fruit Ninja HD can be really fun or really frustrating. There are times when there is so much lag that you miss that perfect combo or slash. We are very excited to finally have a fast iPad that can keep up with all of that flying fruit. Owners of the iPad 2 may be even be at an advantage with GameCenter multiplayer. Fruit Ninja HD will be among the first games we try out on iPad 2.

Infinity Blade

by Chair Entertainment Group, LLC

Infinity Blade ran fast and smooth until the latest update. It seems that the latest update has slowed it down in a big way. The iPad 2 will bring this game back to life. Infinity Blade packs in some amazing graphics that will be fully exploited on the iPad 2.


by Apple

The very first app designed specifically for the iPad 2 is iMovie. The app will showcase the power of iPad 2. The latest update for iPad will enable four track audio editing and some very powerful video editing features. Apple has made a truly impressive app that showcases the power of the iPad with iMovie.


by Nexvio Inc.

ReelDirector is the iMovie alternative. The editor features highly customizable text placement, renders background video rendering, and advanced editing features. What better way to showcase your iPad’s speed than to render video with it? ReelDirector is a great, less expensive alternative to iMovie.


by Ambient Design Ltd.

ArtRage is another app that got released a bit early. The iPad 1 can run it, but it is painfully slow. We actually spoke with the developers at Macworld 2011 and they stated that the original iPad’s speed really cripples their app. The iPad 2 is a game changer for this app. We cannot wait to try it out on the new iPad!


by The Omni Group

OmniGraffle is a phenomenal app. The speed is pretty good on the original iPad, but on iPad 2 this app will scream. There are times where the app lags on the original iPad. The new iPad will allow you to create even more in-depth documents with more and more layers and graphics. OmniGraffle is another app that can truly showcase how powerful your new iPad is.

Robokill - Rescue Titan Prime

by Wandake

Robokill is a great dual stick shooter for the iPad. The original iPad struggles when multiple enemies clog up your screen. The new iPad will alleviate this problem. Robokill is a fun game that will be even better on iPad 2.