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Snippet: Remastered/Upscaled iPad 2 – Learn ☇

Shared on January 25, 2020

Michael Steeber used Pixelmator Pro ML Super Resolution tool to upscale every frame of an old iPad 2 ad from 2011. The new 1440p version has been placed on the excellent new Apple Archive.

Besides the actual remastering being an amazing feat, the ad itself is a fascinating thing to watch. The general use cases are quite a bit different than what people are using iPads for today, not to mention so many things were possible with the low processing power of the iPad 2. Even more stark is just how iOS 5-era apps still look and feel so different than what we’re used to today.

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