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Any views about/experiences of iPad 3 yet?

 
 
dlowan
 
Reply Sat 10 Mar, 2012 05:21 pm
My iPad 1 is getting a bit wonky and I have a fear it is on its way out.

I looked at a three in a shop yesterday.....not immediately impressed. I couldn't evaluate the better picture claims because the shop didn't have anything worth looking at on it.

The 4g won't work in Australia as yet, because it is incompatible with our only 4g network. You have to choose between the capacities, so I'd have to go with 3G.

It seemed very slow....but I assume that could have beenh an artifact of something about the shop. My current iPad can be painfully slow on 3G.

Any thoughts?
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 10 Mar, 2012 08:05 pm
@dlowan,
I don't have one yet, but I plan on getting it soon. I was waiting for the new display and the faster chipset. The higher res camera is also nice.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 10 Mar, 2012 10:46 pm
Some early reviews of the iPad 3 from CNET:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57393664-37/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-third-generation-ipad-faq/?tag=mncol;txt

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57392471-37/ipad-3-what-we-didnt-get/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57390836-37/apples-new-ipad-hands-on/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57394726-64/is-the-ipads-display-a-slam-dunk/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57394834-64/what-makes-the-new-ipad-tick-a-peek-inside/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57393954-92/apple-goes-new-school-with-ipad/?tag=featureRiver

dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 10 Mar, 2012 11:54 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thank you butrflynet.

Be great to hear from people once they have bought them.....hint hint rosborne!
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2012 12:58 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
Be great to hear from people once they have bought them.....hint hint rosborne!

Ok. I picked up my new iPad on Friday and I've been playing with it over the weekend. The short summary is, I love it!

The resolution on the display is superb, the new camera is great and the weight and size are perfect for portability and usability in combination (since those two things are inversely proportional in many ways).

The device is also very fast. Not only does the screen respond instantly when you manipulate it, swiping and clicking and such, but it runs every app and web page pretty much as fast as you can maneuver through it.

The biggest drawback to this device, as well as the iPod's is that the screen is still shiny and highly reflective. So if you're outside in bright light it can be virtually useless (works more like a mirror than a screen in some conditions). So I wouldn't use this for reading books outside or anything like that. Some of the Kindle's I've seen are much better at outdoor reading.

However, since I do most of my reading before sleep at night, this isn't a problem for me. I've started reading a lot more "books" (virtual books) again pretty much because this device, and the iPod before it, are so much better than a physical book. And I can get virtually any book I want instantly online. I'm using the iBook app as well as the Kindle App (both free) to purchase any books I want.

I've been using an iPod for years, but this is the first iPad (and first tablet) I've owned. I have no idea how this one compares to the other tablet brands out there, but there isn't really anything this one doesn't do that I want, and it's as fast and smooth as I can keep up with, so I'm a satisfied.



dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 14 Apr, 2012 06:55 pm
@rosborne979,
Thank you Rosborne....I didn't see this earlier.

Great to hear it's good. I think I'll get one when my finances are a bit easier....I use my current iPad a great deal and it's getting a bit tired.

I also find I am reading a lot more again, since many e books are so cheap, and they do not add to my already groaning bookshelves.

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