So what’s so great about the new iPad 3? Well, the good news is that it is not an update of older iPad models. It has its own distinctive
features which most people are sure to look forward to. However, it’s not exactly groundbreaking either. Although there are many new features that a lot
of people are sure to welcome, most of these features are more or less comparable to other gadgets that have been entering the market in recent years.
iPad 3 Design
For starters, the new Apple iPad is very stylish, and it has a great Retina Display that is certainly better than previous iPad models. The design is not all that different from previous iPad models though. In fact, if you’re not familiar with certain subtle differences, you could easily mistake the iPad 3 with its predecessors. The only difference is that the iPad 3 is that, at least with regards to design, it’s around a millimeter thicker than previous iPad models.
In addition to its shape, it’s also worth pointing out that the new iPad 3 is a bit heavier than the iPad 2. It weighs about 652g for the Wi-Fi version and 662g for the 4G version. Despite some people’s complaints about the added weight, there’s actually a good reason for it. The iPad 3 offers a larger battery capacity as well as better specs for higher pixels for the Retina Display.
Despite the added features though, the iPad 3 is not something that you can hold with one hand for extended amounts of time. Also, given its larger and its bulkier build means that you can’t fit it into your bag or in small compartments, although some people would say otherwise.
Hardware Features of the iPad 3
Now that we’ve spoken a bit about the iPad 3′s basic design, let’s move on to its basic hardware features. It features a dual-core A5X processor with four GPU cores for improved graphics. Also, the iOS 5.1 has been improved a little bit, and the same may be said about the apps as well as the games. These features benefit from the iPad 3′s improved resolution, which allows users to get better graphics for most of their games and applications.
Despite these advantages however, it’s worth pointing out also that the iPad 3 is not particularly revolutionary. What’s great about the iPad 3 is not how many breakthroughs it has introduced, but how it has changed and improved the features and designs of its predecessors. Most of its features can be said to be the natural evolution of the iPad series, and so they are not particularly groundbreaking. The good thing about these features is that they are not necessarily just upgraded versions of what you can find in the iPad 2. They have been improved to such an extent that they can be said to be something new, though not entirely divorced from their predecessors.
iPad 3 high resolution Retina Display
Among the most prominent (and arguably most popular features) of the iPad 3 are its 9.7in, 2,048 x 1,536 Retina Display, its A5X dual core CPU, its 30 pin dock connector, its 64GB storage space and its Bluetooth 4. These features are certainly a tremendous improvement on what had existed in the iPad 2, and they are among the best assets of the iPhone 3.
Also, compared to previous iPad models, the iPad 3 offers among the highest resolution screen in the market. It also sports graphic power that very few handheld consoles can match. For those who are fond of camera features, the iPad 3 also offers a highly improved camera. All of these new features are well integrated within the iPad 3′s shell, which is one of the reasons why it’s so heavy. Despite so many new features though, the iPad 3 boasts an impressive 10 hour battery life.
All in all, the features of the iPad 3 are what you might expect from Apple and the iPad series. So despite its flaws, the iPad 3 still garners a lot of attention and excitement from those who enjoyed what the iPad 2 had to offer. So there’s some truth to the assertion that the iPad 3 has a lot of great things about it.
Richard Miller is a freelance writer and tech geek. For those of you who want to read more of his articles about the latest gadgets and tech trends, you can visit his blog and website.
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