The new iPad has finally arrived, and many in the tech world already got to try the new tablet at Apple’s event today.Here’s what tech bloggers are saying about their hands-on time with the iPad.
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“I would love to read books and magazines on the iPad. I’d love to work from it, do my photo editing on it. But reading text and viewing images just wasn’t ever good enough. Now it is.”
“Upon picking up the third-generation iPad, it’s very clear that it weighs more than the iPad 2, but the Apple spokespeople I spoke to insisted that it was the same weight. As it turns out, it’s not: Apple’s tech specs page claims the third-generation iPad is 1.44 pounds (1.46 for WiFi+4G), while the iPad 2 was 1.33 pounds. This is again a relatively minor difference, but it’s certainly noticeable if you’re used to handling an iPad 2.”
“Beyond being dazzling from a density standpoint, colours are sharp and accurate, and viewing angles are predictably ridiculous; even taking a peek from an extreme side angle gives way to a fairly solid image with next to no washout.”
“Perhaps it could have gone thinner or done more to extend its lead in battery life, which Apple claims is still 10 hours, or 9 hours on 4G.
“Heck, let’s also throw in the age-old complaints about Apple’s reluctance to include microSD memory expansion, a dedicated port for video output, or a truly universal charging connection. Oh yeah, and Adobe Flash support while you’re at it.”
“Simply put, there’s no other product like it on the market. Performance seemed snappy (though we had few complaints about performance on its predecessor). It’s probably going to take some time (and serious gaming) to see what the new A5X is capable of.”
“No Siri, but Apple has added voice dictation to iOS 5.1. Though it’s not exactly quiet here at Apple’s demo area, the voice recognition seemed as solid as we’ve come to expect from the iPhone 4S, though you’ll need an internet connection in order to use it.”