The Retina Display topped the list as the most liked feature, while the iPad’s cost was the biggest complaint, says a new survey from ChangeWave.
The new iPad scores higher in customer satisfaction than did previous models, but it comes with its own unique set of pros and cons.
A full 82 percent of new iPad owners polled by ChangeWave last month said they were very satisified with the tablet, while 16 percent were somewhat satisifed. Only 2 percent were somewhat unsatisfied, while no one was very unsatisfied.
Those results compare with 74 percent of owners of the previous model iPad surveyed in February who were very satisifed and 23 percent somewhat satisifed. More
Summary: A leading consumer group, Consumer Reports, tested the new iPad after users had complained of increased warmth from the device. Here’s what they found.
While Apple continues to deny that there is a problem with the new iPad, stating that it operates “well within thermal specifications”, one leading consumer group challenges that view completely.
Using thermal imaging, Consumer Reports testers found that the new iPad can get much warmer when high-processing applications and games are being used. In some cases, the new iPad “gets up to 13 degrees hotter” than its iPad 2 predecessor.
“The new iPad can run significantly hotter than the earlier iPad 2 model when running an action game,” the report says.
The operating temperature for the new iPad is 32°–95°F (0°–35°C). Apple recommends keeping the device within this temperature range, and unless someone is using the device outside in Arctic conditions or in the blazing Mediterranean heat, then it’s unlikely that these temperatures will typically be reached. More
New iPad set to disrupt video game industry
With its faster processing speed, Apple’s new iPad will take on console makers like Microsoft and Sony says Thomson Reuters Tech Correspondent Liana Baker.
These are the times that try men’s souls.
Never has a tablet purchase so vexed the collective nerd consciousness of this great nation. And Apple doesn’t make it easy, does it? Its “new” tablet looks a hell of a lot like the old one, only heavier! It’s like Apple is toying with us.
But have no fear. Using a bracing mixture of logic and cheapskate wisdom, I’ll walk you though this paralyzing first-world dilemma.
For the first-timers
If you’ve never owned a tablet and you’re considering the new iPad for your first fling, think twice. You may be buying more tablet than you need.
Many of the new iPad‘s updated features are difficult to appreciate as a newcomer. If I showed you an iPad 2 and told you it was the new iPad, there’s almost nothing about the device to indicate that I’m lying to you. Without a frame of reference, the iPad 2′s screen and graphic performance are dazzling in their own right.
I know this sounds condescending, but the new iPad will be best appreciated by those who are upgrading from a previous model. It’s for us poor strung-out tech junkies who’ve built up a tolerance for iPad “magic” and need something stronger.
The new iPad is official, with Retina display, LTE and A5X CPU. Available March 16th
Engadget – So, what’d you have in the office pool? iPad 3, iPad 2S, iPad HD? Doesn’t matter, really. All that matters is that it’s here! This is the next generation of Apple’s iOS slate and, as usual, she’s a beaut. As was rumored this thing is packing a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed slate on the market. The 9.7-inch screen plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement — that’s 264ppi. It’s not just a higher resolution though, the screen also boasts improved color saturation. Of course, what would a new iPad be without some updated guts. The new model has an A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip. Apple even claims its newest sliver of silicon can deliver four times the performance of a Tegra 3 — we’d say dems fightin’ words. More
Apple reveals 1080p Apple TV: $99, arrives March 16th
Engadget – It looks like we were blind-sided a little by that decidedly iPad-esque invite, because Apple has something more for us — it’s just announced the latest iteration of Apple TV and it can do 1080p video. The new UI inches slightly closer to iOS territory, with a splash of new color and a whole range of third-party apps willing to play with the new box. More