The new iPad has a screen resolution that rivals HDTVs, an ample graphics processor, and a willing legion of developers. Is there any good reason why it wouldn't start replacing dedicated gaming consoles?
I've watched the new iPad event twice now and while they hit most of the notes most of us expected -- including the Retina display, LTE 4G networking, and iPhoto for iOS, the way in which they hit them, and some of the things they didn't hit were just as interesting. And they revealed as much about the new iPad as they did the new Apple.
You've decided to get an iPad but you're not sure if you need to spring the $499+ for the new, 2012 iPad or if you'd be okay with the older, $399+ 2011 iPad 2? First, yes, those names are wicked confusing. But the names aren't the only thing. There are a lot of factors to consider. Let's go over them one by one, and help you decide.
Apple showed off the new iPad commercial during their event today and now they've placed it online both on their website and on YouTube (which is much more easily embeddable here.) It includes elements of Apple's iPad 2 commercials past, namely the idea that technology should disappear, but also elements of Apple's iPhone 4 commercials which focused on the Retina display.
Now that you've decided to get the 4G LTE flavor of the new iPad in the US, the question becomes -- AT&T or Verizon, which carrier should you choose? For most of us, the decision will come down to two factors - coverage and pricing.
In the tradition and spirit of any new product launch, pre-orders are failing spectacularly for most. The pre-order page went up shortly after Apple's iPad event and many users haven't been able to get past the first few pages before a time out occurred or the Apple Store app crashed.