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The Emporer's New Clothes

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    Ian2

    "Wow, that display surely is fine (but personally I'm holding out for the iPad 4 "dual retina" display)".

    Honestly, I am left a little nonplussed after a weekend of use with the new iPad 3. 

    Can anyone tell me what else is better (other than the display resolution) as compared with the iPad 2? 

    Damn, perhaps I am missing something?  Or is it just me?

     

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    magicalclick

    3 is better than 2. Do not underestimate the power of numbers.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Dr Herbie

    "But this one goes all the way up to 11!" Smiley

    Herbie

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    Ray7

    Well, you should get better performance from the A5X chip due to the beefed up graphics onboard. They've doubled the RAM to a gig. They've added a cut-down version of Siri. And then there's the screen which is obviously too good to be be appreciated by the likes of me (I really don't get it). Personally, I think there's an element of Reality Distortion going on here, but I'll keep an open mind.

    On it's own, it's a basic mid-term upgrade. Whether it is worth it or not depends on what the developers do with the extra graphics power and the screen.  Looking at the keynote and the responses online, this upgrade seems to be mostly about getting the games developers onboard.

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    Ray7

    , magicalclick wrote

    3 is better than 2. Do not underestimate the power of numbers.

    Except it's not actually called the iPad3 Smiley

     

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    Ray7

    Oh hang on.

    We also have Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G/LTE.

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    Ian2

    OK, so a reasonable number of upgrades but I guess nothing particularly inspiring (for me anyway).

     

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    Ray7

    @Ian2: Same here.

     

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    Maddus Mattus

    You are buying an emotion, not a device.

    And you are buying a reason to be smug to non Apple fanboys Wink

    And when you sit on the train next to a blonde hottie, nothing tickles her fancy more then an iPad3. If you want to take her home, do some fancy swiping and pinching and you will guaranteed to get laid tonight!

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    figuerres

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    You are buying an emotion, not a device.

    And you are buying a reason to be smug to non Apple fanboys Wink

    And when you sit on the train next to a blonde hottie, nothing tickles her fancy more then an iPad3. If you want to take her home, do some fancy swiping and pinching and you will guaranteed to get laid tonight!

     

    LOL .....    yeah  some pinching and swiping.

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    giovanni

    , Ray7 wrote

    *snip*

    Except it's not actually called the iPad3 Smiley

     

    I don't understand this: it looks that they are moving away from product numbers and therefore versions (they are also not changing the look of the device). Doesn't this make your old product less old which would make buing a new one less compelling?

    Personally I like the idea, but marketing wise, this sounds like suicide.

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    Maddus Mattus

    @figuerres: I ment on the PAD!

    They are no longer impressed with a big car you know,..

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    cbae

    , Ian2 wrote

    *snip*

    Can anyone tell me what else is better (other than the display resolution) as compared with the iPad 2?

    Apple has decided that thicker than heavier is now better, so that's what you get now.  

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    figuerres

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    @figuerres: I ment on the PAD!

    They are no longer impressed with a big car you know,..

    Devil

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    If only Microsoft could be so successful that it could get away with crap like this...

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    Ray7

    , cbae wrote

    *snip*

    Apple has decided that thicker than heavier is now better, so that's what you get now.  

    Weight felt about the same to me. Wonder how much heavier it is.

     

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    vesuvius

    Its a renovation and not a revolution is what some journalist wrote

     

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    Ray7

    Apparently, 0,07lbs heavier and 0.6mm thicker.

    Don't think there's any real need to buff up.

     

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