Written on: 06/03/2013 by mario_alvarez (7 reviews written)
I am a screen junkie, I LOVE a sharp display. My iPhone 4S blew me away with the retina display. Sure I wish it was just a bit larger but overall it is a pleasure to look at.
When then announced the iPad 3 (yes I know they don't call it that but it gets confusing to call it the "new" iPad) I was very excited that they bumped up the screen resolution. I really didn't enjoy reading on the iPad 1, the text just wasn't that sharp. It reminded me of working on my laptop.
The backside camera wasn't really a selling point for me, I can't imagine holding this tablet up and taking pics/video. I can imagine using the front camera for face time calls with the great screen.
Apparently the A5 processor has been bumped up for better video, which I guess they needed to do with the extra pixels that have to be handled.
When I saw the screen for the first time I immediately bought it. I LOVE having a super sharp display. The killer feature for me is the readibilty of the display for books. I have used my Kindle less and less as I read more books on the iPad.
Our local library has an eBook program which lets you check out eBooks for up to three weeks. My reading has ramped up now that I can browse the web and select books and read them in a minute. This is great!
Photos look amazing on this display. It is hard to describe to people how sharp and clear things look. You need to see it in person and see if it matters to you as much as it does to me.
With the new processing power it can handle iPhoto and iMovie much better. I can't imagine using those apps on my iPad 1.
I bought it with the cellular data capability but I haven't had the need to use it yet.
The iPad 3 has drifted into the creation category, before this upgrade I think it was more in the consumption category.
It looks like Apple once again has set the bar for everyone else to beat. I really hope the competition can get something together that can keep Apple sharp.
Right now I am LOVING the iPad3.