iPad 3 (New iPad) first impressions>>>

 

for those of you interested, I've been using one for a few days now. The graphics (pictures/videos) are spectacular; far better than any previous version and far better than my Toshiba Satellite laptop or Acer Netbook. The processor speed is better, though truthfully, it only really matters so far in picture editing and watching videos, neither of which I do much of on an iPad. About the same size and weight as the iPad 2 so there is a lot of tech crammed into the package.

Now the bad...if you own a magnetic case (auto on/off) it will most likely not work with the new iPad...Apple (a$$e$) reversed the magnetic polarity so they can sell you a new cover. The screen itself seems less "slippery" to me like the oleophobic coating has been wiped down with a cleaning agent...it's not terrible but the iPad 2 was slipperier to me. I had problems with 2 of my e-mail accounts being used on the new iPad, I kept getting a message that the "user name/password was not recognized", this on accounts I have used for years. Resetting the password (one required an IT dept intervention) did the trick but it was a very odd quirk that did not happen when I set up the iPad 2. Also, I have a Vizio VSD 210 that I use for playing music and charging the Ipad, at first the remote would not work and I had to finagle around and it is working now (what actually worked was turning the 3 off, setting it in the sounddock and then turning it on while in the sounddock then selecting the music...did not have to do this with the 2). I have heard reports that the new iPad overheats from using HD video for more than 45 minutes...not a problem I am likely to face but some of you might if you use it for GPS navigation.

Overall, in a very close call, I would not recommend purchasing the new iPad...I got mine as a free upgrade for services rendered so no harm no foul for me. I think in 6 months this is going to be a wonderful machine but right now there is not enough over the iPad 2 to justify the expense of swapping...JM2CYMMV.

Ted

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Thanks

Good/fair review.

excellent review

TMK wrote:

I think in 6 months this is going to be a wonderful machine but right now there is not enough over the iPad 2 to justify the expense of swapping...JM2CYMMV.

Ted

Would you give the same recommendation to a first time buyer? in other words get the 2 at a discount over the 3

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That depends>>>

flaco wrote:
TMK wrote:

I think in 6 months this is going to be a wonderful machine but right now there is not enough over the iPad 2 to justify the expense of swapping...JM2CYMMV.

Ted

Would you give the same recommendation to a first time buyer? in other words get the 2 at a discount over the 3

if you want to do photo/video editing or gaming then the new iPad is the better bet...the HD and higher level processor are worth the money. For basic use, e-mail...podcasts...listening to music...internet surfing...there is no reason to spend the extra money...IMHO of course. The new iPad does have a 5mp camera in front which is an upgrade, but really...other than playing with it, I use my Kodak M530 or Olympus dSLR not my iPad for photography. The 4G capability is of no matter to me, I rarely use anything but free WiFi...if you absoultely cannot wait the extra 32 milliseconds for data to download...new iPad for sure wink

As I said, if this was not a free upgrade I'd never have bought the new iPad...at least not now, maybe in the future as more apps come out and the bugs are worked out...but the iPad2 is an entirely sweet machine smile

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Thanks for the feedback

Good review. Do you sense any of the heat issues being reported, that the iPad 3 is running far hotter due to the faster processor? Just curious....

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mine is fine

mine is fine

I have not watched any HD video>>>

Miosa wrote:

Good review. Do you sense any of the heat issues being reported, that the iPad 3 is running far hotter due to the faster processor? Just curious....

and that is, supposedly, where the issue arises. Apparently Apple (typical) denies the problem but independent testing is reported to confirm the new iPad does run hotter (do a search and you will see the stories)...I've not had the problem; though I do think the new iPad chews the battery faster than the iPad2...but not annoyingly so.

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Heat, and Lack Of

Well, as a user of the iPad2, I can tell you I feel no warm area at all. And for that, I have been very impressed regarding the contact temperatures.

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I Have watched HD Video

No heat issues for me.

The heat thing is mostly FUD. Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. Being trumpeted mostly because haters gotta hate.

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How about battery issues? >>>>

kch50428 wrote:

No heat issues for me.

The heat thing is mostly FUD. Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. Being trumpeted mostly because haters gotta hate.

mine is beig returned...the battery, last night, was fully charged (according to the gauge)...the minute I took it off the charger it dropped to 97%...let it charge another 1/2 hour and took it off...immediately dropped to 98%...called the tech guy...gettng a new new ipad...methinks Apple has been copying the Garmin mode of releasing not ready for prime time gadgets ;(

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Battery

After reading your post I ran across this about the battery. http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/318714/20120323/new-ipad-3-b...

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Typical battery characteristics

TMK wrote:

mine is beig returned...the battery, last night, was fully charged (according to the gauge)...the minute I took it off the charger it dropped to 97%...let it charge another 1/2 hour and took it off...immediately dropped to 98%...called the tech guy...gettng a new new ipad...methinks Apple has been copying the Garmin mode of releasing not ready for prime time gadgets ;(

I've seen this happen with several other types of electronic devices that use the lithium batteries. The "official" line for those devices has been that this is a characteristic of the battery. When the charging is stopped, there is a drop in voltage across the battery terminals, and the indicated capacity drops as a result. If the indicated capacity were to drop by 10% when the charging is stopped, I would worry about it, but a drop of 2-3% would not give me any heartburn, especially since the built-in indicator is not really high precision.

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TMK wrote:

How About Battery Issues? >>>>

mine is beig returned...the battery, last night, was fully charged (according to the gauge)...the minute I took it off the charger it dropped to 97%...let it charge another 1/2 hour and took it off...immediately dropped to 98%...called the tech guy...gettng a new new ipad...methinks Apple has been copying the Garmin mode of releasing not ready for prime time gadgets ;(

http://www.imore.com/2012/03/23/ipad-power-indicator-hours-f...

Has not been an issue for me. I get the use I need out of it before plugging in at night... and I also have 'on the go' charging solutions available if needed.

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Recommendation.

flaco wrote:
TMK wrote:

I think in 6 months this is going to be a wonderful machine but right now there is not enough over the iPad 2 to justify the expense of swapping...JM2CYMMV.

Ted

Would you give the same recommendation to a first time buyer? in other words get the 2 at a discount over the 3

As a new user of the iPad, I would recommend getting the new iPad. It's the same price as the 2 was before it came out. Why buy the older product when the newer is available... As a first time buyer.

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To save money where additional features>>>

phranc wrote:
flaco wrote:
TMK wrote:

I think in 6 months this is going to be a wonderful machine but right now there is not enough over the iPad 2 to justify the expense of swapping...JM2CYMMV.

Ted

Would you give the same recommendation to a first time buyer? in other words get the 2 at a discount over the 3

As a new user of the iPad, I would recommend getting the new iPad. It's the same price as the 2 was before it came out. Why buy the older product when the newer is available... As a first time buyer.

are not a necessity. I live with last generation GPS, sneakers, printerss, etc and never feel the effects smile

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please clarify

TMK wrote:

are not a necessity. I live with last generation GPS, sneakers, printerss, etc and never feel the effects smile

Can the iPad 2 run all the apps that the 3 can or are new apps being developed for the 3 not backward compatible?

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The new iPad runs all>>>

flaco wrote:
TMK wrote:

are not a necessity. I live with last generation GPS, sneakers, printerss, etc and never feel the effects smile

Can the iPad 2 run all the apps that the 3 can or are new apps being developed for the 3 not backward compatible?

The 2 apps for sure...apps are being updated to take advantage of the HD capabilities of the new iPad ... I am fairly certain the 2 will still run them the display will not be high def...I did not research this and I traded my 2 in when I got he new one so I could not test the theory personally .

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iPad3 Screen is Better Than the iPad2

I have an iPad2 and just got back from the Apple Store after taking a look at the iPad3. The iPad3 screen is incredible. Clear and sharp.

The iPad2 screen is great, the iPad3 screen is superior.

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No doubt about it >>>

diesel wrote:

I have an iPad2 and just got back from the Apple Store after taking a look at the iPad3. The iPad3 screen is incredible. Clear and sharp.

The iPad2 screen is great, the iPad3 screen is superior.

+1

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size matter?

TMK wrote:
diesel wrote:

I have an iPad2 and just got back from the Apple Store after taking a look at the iPad3. The iPad3 screen is incredible. Clear and sharp.

The iPad2 screen is great, the iPad3 screen is superior.

+1

What size do you guys recommend for the [3] 16 or 32?

I read the new apps maybe larger because of increased resolution and to take advantage of the improved processing speed.

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Depends on what you will put on it.

Really, if you keep lots of music, pictures, video on the device, you will better off with more memory. Those are the real memory users. And if you get lots of apps, that can take up a good amount of memory.

I had a 16GB iPhone 3G and maxed it out, the 32GB iPad runs about 50% memory capacity, and the 64GB iPhone runs at about 65% memory capacity. I have about 26GB of music on the 64GB iPhone. It's great to have all that music available on trips.

flaco wrote:
TMK wrote:
diesel wrote:

I have an iPad2 and just got back from the Apple Store after taking a look at the iPad3. The iPad3 screen is incredible. Clear and sharp.

The iPad2 screen is great, the iPad3 screen is superior.

+1

What size do you guys recommend for the [3] 16 or 32?

I read the new apps maybe larger because of increased resolution and to take advantage of the improved processing speed.

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iPad

Thank you for the write-up. I will continue to use my original iPad until I can find a good need for the additional CPU power and better graphics.

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If the 64 gb isn't going to break the bank>>>

I'd go that way...I don't really trust the cloud service for privacy so I still keep most of my stuff on the iPad itself.

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Great Review

We have an Ipad2 and we love it. My wife uses it all the time. I have been thinking of getting one just for me. I might wait a while on the Ipad3 to make sure all the bugs are worked out. For those asking about memory size, we travel a lot and have movies and music on ours along with apps. We have the 64 version, wireless and love it.

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My wife has the I pad 2 and

My wife has the I pad 2 and she keeps it close.If the 3 has better screen resolution then the 2 it must be something because the 2 is great.

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Another look at the heat thing.

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Apple make nice products but!!!

You may think you own it because you bought it but that is only an illusion. Apple control what and how you put stuff on the there products. When i buy something i want to do with it what i want.
I'll stick with my Android products. JM2CW.

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iPad 3

The iPad 3 is very nice, but I am also very happy with my Asus Transformer. I have the original Transformer and it has worked like a charm for me.

I have the iPhone 4s, so I opted to try something different. The Transformer is awesome. The Transformer Prime is newer and faster,but I am perfectly happy with my original. Asus is working on another model with picture quality close to the iPad 3. Waiting to see how that will do.

just cannot figure what I would do with one

Let me preface this with the fact that I'm a tech nut and always have to have the latest tech things. I keep looking at tablets and playing with them but just cannot figure what I would do with one that I do not already do with my Droid X smartphone.

Other than the larger screen I really do not see any advantage and on the go to me that would be a problem because of the larger size.

Most of the people that I know that own and iPad, Kindle or Android tablet are women and they take theirs along in their purses but as a guy I just cannot imagine carrying one of them around with me. When I'm at home I use the desktop or laptop and when I'm away from home I use the Droid X for what I need.

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well, I attend a lot of meetings

rjrsw wrote:

Let me preface this with the fact that I'm a tech nut and always have to have the latest tech things. I keep looking at tablets and playing with them but just cannot figure what I would do with one that I do not already do with my Droid X smartphone.

Other than the larger screen I really do not see any advantage and on the go to me that would be a problem because of the larger size.

Most of the people that I know that own and iPad, Kindle or Android tablet are women and they take theirs along in their purses but as a guy I just cannot imagine carrying one of them around with me. When I'm at home I use the desktop or laptop and when I'm away from home I use the Droid X for what I need.

I find a lot of people taking notes on either a netbook or tablet due to the extended battery life. Nothing like sitting in an all day seminar and having your notebook die. Netbooks and tablets don't seem to have that problem. Some of the better ones can even do presentations.

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I am a teacher and utilize

I am a teacher and utilize my tablet every day in class. I help show students how to look up information. Mine only uses Wifi, which my school has. I also have the keyboard that attaches to my Asus Transformer. While several of my students have iPads, 2 students and another teacher have recently purchased the Asus Transformer Tablet.

Works very well and is very convenient