Apps iOS News Vimeo, , , , , , , , — March 16, 2012 16:41 — 0 Comments

Vimeo updates its iPad app for high-res screens as Apple tablet goes on sale

Customers form a queue outside Apple's Fifth Ave store in New York City earlier this morning for the release of the new iPad. Photo: AppleInsider

On the day that Apple’s new iPad went on sale from its stores in cities across the world, premier video-sharing site Vimeo also announced it has updated its iOS app to maximise the high-resolution retina display on the new tablet.

“We’ve added retina graphics, which means that videos on Vimeo will look beautiful on the new iPad from the moment it arrives, a Vimeo spokesperson told “The update is available to everyone with the Vimeo app on his or her iPhone, iPad or iPodtouch.  The Vimeo app allows people to shoot, edit, add music and upload video to Vimeo wherever they are.”

For more on the new Vimeo iPad app, which was launched last month, check out our preview: Vimeo goes native on the iPad.

Meanwhile, thousands of gadget fans had been camping outside Apple stores in London, Sydney and Tokyo, news agencies report, to be among the first to get their hands on the new iPad. The third version of Apple’s popular tablet computer will also go on sale in the US and several other countries on Friday.

Some people have spent days queuing outside the Apple store in London’s Regent Street, which opened at 8am, and more arrived in the early hours of Friday morning.

The new model iPad comes with a faster processor and a much sharper screen, as well as voice dictation and an improved camera, similar to that of the iPhone 4S. It ranges in price from £399 to £659.

About 450 people queued outside Apple’s Ginza store in downtown Tokyo. Some slept outside the store to be at the front of the queue when it opened at 8am, two hours earlier than usual, the Guardian reports.

The excitement has benefited Apple’s stock, which briefly touched $600 (£381) for the first time on Thursday. Apple is the world’s most valuable company, with a market cap of nearly $555bn.

Those who placed orders online will have to wait for two to three weeks for delivery. Apple quickly ran out of supplies it set aside for advance orders.

The new tablet is called “the new iPad,” rather than “iPad 3″. This is consistent with Apple’s naming practice for iPods, MacBooks and iMacs, but a break with the way iPhone models are named.

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