iBought an iPad

In one of my previous posts about iPad, I mentioned that I will buy it when I come to US. Yes! I did it. I got my first month salary in dollars and waited for a week thinking whether to buy or not…then I just went ahead and bought it yesterday :). There was some rumors about mini iPad, but I am not interested in smaller size iPads – Actually I don’t have patients to wait till its release :). (I don’t know why people wants the iPad to be smaller and the iPhone to be bigger :D)

Ok, here is what I have bought…

It’s a 3rd generation wifi only model with 32 GB memory. I got 2% discount from my corporate. So It’s 663$ with smart cover and taxes.

I also mentioned in my review that there is nothing interesting other than the Retina display. Yes! It’s all the same with few changes in processor and camera etc. It’s little heavier than the previous one. But the display is stunning. It’s really awesome. I downloaded kindle and iBook apps. I hope reading books would be nice in it.

Tadaaah 🙂

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Note: I was not able to add pictures in my post from safari, so I switched to WordPress app to add these pictures but there was no option to set one as featured image, so I had to switch back again to browser. Creating a post in both iPad browser and WordPress native app is a pain and a bit annoying.

PS: I hope Tim cook will not announce a new iPad in WWDC that is scheduled on June 2 week 🙂

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The New iPad

Apple has revealed its next iPad. While we were expecting the iPad3, apple has named it as just ‘The New iPad’.

By watching the 1.5 hour keynote from their website, I understood that it does not have a revolutionary factor. Of course, we cannot expect a major change or innovation from every apple product release 🙂  Still it has some interesting features.

Retina display:

iPad comes with the Retina display and Apple calls its as Resolutionary. 🙂 Yes!! The display would be stunning with 2048*1536 resolution. The question is, is it really required to bring those many pixels to a 9.7-inch display?

A5 X Chip:

The processor is really faster than the older one. Of course, every new product would have the new advanced processor than the previous. So this is not a jaw-dropping feature.

iSight 5 MP camera and HD recording:

The rear camera is now 5 Mega Pixel. Apple says that it comes with advanced optics. HD video recording is possible with auto stabilization. Holding the iPad firmly and shooting videos is bit hard due to its flat shape. So bringing in the video stabilization feature makes sense.

Voice dictation:

It is just Voice dictation that translates the voice to texts.The software does not type in a comma and full stops unless you specifically say ‘Period’ and ‘Comma’ in between the sentances. Unavailability of Siri is a big disappointment. Apple might have thought that iPhone’s sale would come down if it includes those features in iPad.  🙂

4G LTE:

iPad now supports 4G LTE. 4th generation networks are really faster than 3G. That’s a good feature for the people who live in the country that has 4G networks. In India, we are still not using the 3G networks due to its costs. 🙂

Apps from Apple:

Updated apps like iMovie and Garageband are interesting and good to have with this new iPad. The best part is the inclusion of iPhoto of iLife family. It looks great and editing becomes simply easy with a couple of touches.

Apple confirmed iPad’s release on March 16 in the US and few countries. Rest of the countries will have it on March 23 but India is nowhere in any of the lists.

That is all about The New iPad. When I go to the United States I would definitely buy an iPad. 🙂