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herman_munster
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4/3/2012 | 8:56:48 PM
re: New iPad: Simply Better, But Not Must-Have
... maybe that's how your eye doctor appointments go but, mine are much different. They go something like this:

Me: Doctor, I'm going blind!
Doctor: No you're not, you just haven't been wearing your glasses.
Me: That's because I keep losing them.
Doctor: Well stop losing them then.

They be uses a machine to blow air in my eyes and spends time telling me how much worse my vision got over the last year.

Anyway, iPads. I more or less agree with your assessment. I've found the new iPad to be underwhelming. However, the new screen should be a source of concern for every publisher out there. Viewing my stuff online through the new iPad, I can tell you that lots of publishers will want to consider the multiple renditions of video they render, the quality of graphics they use, etc. For this reason alone - QA'ing cosmetics - I've demanded them for my team.

I was really hoping for a borderless screen, a A6 cpu, more memory and better speakers. Maybe the iPad 4 will deliver those things.
FritzNelson
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3/21/2012 | 1:17:32 AM
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Melgross, I have a question for you -- I didn't have time to test this, but I noticed in reading books on an iPad (iPad 1 and iPad 2), that I got eye fatigue after about 10 pages. Obviously The Kindle's e-Ink solves this for many people (I don't use a Kindle, but I read a great many regular, old-fashioned books). My question: Do you find that the Retina display lessens eye fatigue? Or it's pretty much the same? Or maybe you didn't have problems with that? I'd be curious to know what people are finding, because I'm skeptical that the new iPad fixes this issue, since it's less about the crispness of text and more about the light from the display, as I understand it . . . but maybe the crisper text helps a little?
melgross
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melgross,
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3/21/2012 | 1:13:08 AM
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I do a great deal of reading on my iPad, and the new one has made a big difference in the ease of it. That alone, to me, is worth it. But the better color is important for my photo apps as well.

I'm using LTE, and where I am, Forest Hills NY, I'm getting an amazing 45 mbs download, and 14 mbs upload speeds. And this is on the much maligned AT&T.
Chris_Scott
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3/20/2012 | 9:53:55 PM
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This is a good, balanced article on the iPad3.


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