Sky preparing for iPad HD screen

Sky preparing for iPad HD screen
Apparently there's an iPad in here somewhere

Sky has told TechRadar that, while it hasn't been clued on what technology will included in the new iPad 3 / iPad HD, it's working on making sure its apps are compatible.

Speaking at the launch of the re-designed Sky Sports app for iPad, David Gibbs, director of Sky Sports Digital Media, told TechRadar that a new tablet from Apple was going to present some exciting challenges.

When grilled about the difficulty of having to upgrade the nascent app for a HD screen, as is strongly rumoured, Gibbs confirmed that the company is already testing upgrades to the app to be ready for any change:

"Any improvements Apple can make to the experience of [the iPad] are always great," he said.

Making preparations

"We don't know about any specific improvements, but we are making preparations based on assumptions of new technology – that's all we can do right now."

Gibbs also said that the new Sky Sports app for iPad, which will include detailed F1 coverage from 9 March including multiple video feeds and live highlights packages, has already got updates in the works:

"We've worked quite closely with Apple on our application because it's so new; that's why certain elements (such as split screen video feeds) aren't ready yet as we're pushing what the [iPad] can do."

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.