Being the owner of the iPad 1 and the iPad 2, I thought it was only appropriate to follow the launch of the iPad 3. The iPad 3 launch was brought to the public with high anticipation. Despite the launch of the iPhone 4s, this is actually the first big launch without our beloved Steve Jobs. The new release did not quite live up to Steve Jobs’ flair for a product release.
The new iPad 3 features:
- HD Retina Display with 4 times the number pixels than iPad 2
- 4G capabilities
- iSight 5 megapixel camera which can record HD video at 1080p
- Ax5 processor which is 2x as fast and 4 times the performance of the iPad 2
While the features look amazing, I do not think I will race out to get an iPad 3. I cannot imagine shooting video using my iPad or becoming a major photographer with it either; however, I do scan business cards with mine. I use it for more practical uses like on the fly web design with clients, email, presentation notes and other. The 4G capabilities does not even intrigue me as the Wi-Fi networks are so prevalent in our society. This was neither a let down or a great step forward for Apple. Apple should have delayed the launch fin favor of more features.
I can see the draw for some people, but I believe the money is better spent on the older iPad2 which just had a price drop. My daughter asked me for an iPad for Christmas this past year, nut I think she could wait until mommy is ready to give up the iPad 1. Just not worth the extra money.
Until Apple puts SIRI on the iPad, I cannot imagine any desire to upgrade to the next iPad.
That is my two cents for what it is worth.