The new iPad was released on the 16th of March this year with record sales. Millions of people lined up outside stores to pick up their very own iPad 3, so lets have a look at some of the new features.
Retina Display – While most people could probably have gone by happily without this upgrade, having it has greatly improved the pixel clarity of the iPad display, removing all noticeable pixellation.
10 hours of battery life and much faster processing power compared to the previous versions. The new iPad uses a dual-core processor and a quad-core GPU which is why it can handle the new display upgrades.
The Camera – This time, Apple has upgraded the camera to 5 megapixels with auto-exposure, auto-focus and LED backlighting.
4G – Unfortunately this isn’t available yet however you can still use 3G until the upgrades are ready.. Until then, this remains in the cons list.
There have been reports that the iPad heats up a lot more than its predecessors, while not enough to cause any alarm (like spontaneous combustion) if your iPad is heating up to the point where it is uncomfortable to hold, it is probably best to put it down for a little while.
It is slightly larger than the iPad2… I don’t really view this as a negative because it is still pretty thin and easily portable (as a tablet should be). The new features need space which makes the iPad 3 slightly heavier.
If you are happy with what you are getting out of your iPad or iPad 2 and you can live without the added features then you can save money and wait for the next upgrade.
If on the other hand, you use your tablet for more than just browsing then the iPad is an extremely well designed tablet with very few negatives (unless you are really really picky). You can see a full list of features and prices from the apple store, we’ve just outlined a few so go check it out and decide how much you want to spend!