Apple has announced a plethora of new and improved software, apps and games for its iPad range, all with better graphics, to coincide with the announcement of the iPad 3.

Apple has announced a plethora of new and improved software, apps and games for its iPad range, all with better graphics, to coincide with the announcement of the iPad 3.

 
All stock apps are being updated and other apps will benefit from the new retina display of the third generation iPad. Developers who put in the time and effort can also push for an even better visual experience in their apps and games.
 
Top of the agenda are launches or updates for Apple's iLife software range, which includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. All are free for existing customers or $4.99 for new users and are available today.
 
Apple announced iPhoto, an image-editing rival to Adobe's recently launched Photoshop Touch. The app, available on both the iPhone and iPad, comes with multi-touch editing and various gestures and cool effects, with the software capable of working with photos up to a whopping 19-megapixels, more than enough for many photographers. Apple has thrown in some easy sharing options too.
 
 
iMovie is getting a big update (1.3) with storyboards and new editing features, which makes the iPad a viable device for video editing, at least on a small scale. A Theatre mode for previewing videos, replete with genre templates and cinematic music, could be a fun tool to play around with.
 
GarageBand 1.2 features improvements such as Smart String and a Note Editor. Making jam sessions becomes incredibly easy with touch-based instruments and sharing them is even easier, with iCloud, Facebook, YouTube and SoundCloud compatibility.
 
Apple also announced several games for the iPad, the most notable of which is Infinity Blade: Dungeons, which sends adventurers out to craft the ultimate weapon using an unusual dungeon crafting system. Players will have an interesting mix of hack-and-slash while collecting crafting items. The graphics are full high-definition and Apple is touting that this game uses more memory and a higher screen resolution than current-generation consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, providing, of course, it's played on the iPad 3.
 
No price or release date for this game was revealed, but we can likely expect it shortly after the release of the iPad 3, if not coinciding with it, as an incentive to buy the new device.