Apr 27 2012
Apple’s new iPad has been making some large splashes in the tablet community. Building on the previous successes of the iPad line, the newest iteration keeps a similar form, but has some great enhancements. While these enhancements are generally positive, in some areas the industry will have to catch up with the bounds forward that Apple has made.
On first viewing of the new iPad, the screen is by far the first item to which users take note. Apple has managed to double the pixels along each axis, thus quadrupling the total number of pixels and creating a much sharper display. Muck akin to the iPhone 4 versus earlier models, users can definitely tell a huge improvement in visual clarity. This change has gone so far as to have Consumer Reports revise its classification of tablet screens that were previously “Excellent” to the revised “Very Good.” This change demonstrates how the new iPad is causing users and reviewers alike to challenge their preconceived notions of what a tablet is capable of.
Another item of note note is the addition of 4G wireless access. With support by carriers such as AT&T and Verizon, and some carriers overseas pending on certain cell phone frequencies, download speeds have been drastically increased. This can be seen in much faster video streaming, general Internet browsing, and other highly data -intensive activities. One draw back, nothing of Apple’s fault, is the cpas that most carriers impose of around 5 GB/month.
The iPad has created such a splash that there are, inevitably, a few concerns, as with any new device. First, some users had reported that the iPad was warm to the touch and possibly overheating. This problem seems to have been very sporadic and inconsistent. However, Apple has said that any customer with an iPad that is not behaving as should be expected can take it to their nearest Apple store and their customer service will take care of them.
Additionally, with the introduction of the new higher definition display, a few concerns about how content is displaying have arisen. Some apps and websites were previously tailored to work specially with the pixel density found in the older iPads. With the new display, some visual items don’t appear quite right on the screen, such as slightly blurry text due to lower resolution original files, but developers are quickly realizing what changes need to be made and are implementing them.
Overall, the new iPad has met most everyone’s expectations for a tablet computer. Apple clearly has dominance in the tablet market, and it is no wonder as to why. Their immense ecosystem of other iOS devices and ease of synchronization with both Mac and PC makes the barrier to entry very low and causes users to invest in other Apple products. Additionally, the increased screen capacity, paired with the new 4G wireless Internet technologies, make for one spectacular device. Other companies certainly have quite a ways to go before they are able to match Apple in their technological sophistication, while paired with a user interface which is entirely inviting and welcoming.
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