iPad 3 impression...sorely disappointed!

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    Have had my new iPad since Friday and so far I can't see ANY improvemnt in the display quality or in the processor speed.
    I'm beginning to wonder if the guts of the thing are really upgraded! The camers port appears a tad larger so I guess it really does have
    a better camera but I've not made a comparison of that feature yet.

    I guess this will teach me not to buy until I've actually seen a new version in the flesh. I fell for apple's marketing hype.

    Unless I'm missing something I would advise folks to just buy an iPad2 and save money. An iPad2 can be had for half the price of the new one
    if you are willing to buy a used one.

    Oh well, it's still a great product and I am passing my iPad2 on to a family member so it isn't a total loss
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    Wow! That s too bad. The difference between my iPad 2 and 3 display are immediately apparent and quite profound
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    Well, some people like just to not be hungry. Others, like to enjoy food.
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    True. The screen upgrade it huge!
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    And the same is true if iPads.
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    I'm beginning to wonder if mine really does have the retina display. I've placed them side by side and looked at quite a few differnt screens and can't see any quality
    improvement at all in the iPad3. I imagine determining that would be virtually impossible though.
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    Open up iBooks on the iPad 2 and the new iPad, then tell me that you can't see see a difference. Give developers time to upscale apps to utilize the new iPads resolution....people are complaining that they can't see a difference because not all apps are set up for other....give it time.
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    OK, I'll make the iBooks comparison. Thanks for the tip.
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    some peoples eyes see driffrent stuff then others. like some people tell tell between 720 and 1080p
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    Word!
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    I agree and also it's heavier and thicker I like the feel of the 2 better.
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    The quality improvements are there. It's all in the details. I initially noticed very few and thought the same as you. After a while when you look at an older iPad it will seem slightly fuzzy. When more apps are optimized we will enjoy our iPads more.

    That being said I still find my self wondering about the value. If i did not allocate for disposable income I would have kept my other iPads. I think from this point forward I will skip and buy every other generation.
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    I just did and you I can really see the difference......
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    Is that yes or no?
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    When I compared iBooks on the 2 and 3 I really could tell the difference in screens....
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    This thread is exactly why I always skip a release of a device. I skipped 2 so I upgraded from 1 to 3 and WOW, what a difference.
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    Well, I tried iBooks side by side...same book pages, same brightness level, same font size...still no difference..if anything the 1Pad2
    seemed to have better contrast in the "normal" setting...maybe my eyes just aren't sharp enough to discern the difference.
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    ... wait... you can tell that it's thicker by a hair width, and heavier by 8%, yet you cannot see the difference in resolution?

    The consequences of putting so much value on the size and weight and discounting the improvements suggests If this is such a big deal then the iPad1 would be considered complete garbage, and that android tablets which are now getting much thinner and lighter are much better - though I would have to disagree with that assessment and would be happy to share my reasons for disagreeing.
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    Everett, I'd like you to actually make sure that you do have an iPad3 - and not an iPad2 in an 3 box? It has happened before. The way you describe the situation sounds somewhat suspicious.
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    It has made me wonder! :) What's the best way to make sure...just weigh the two?
    I checked the settings app and it says there that it is Model MD328LL if that tells anything?

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