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iPad 3 Review

Updated on October 13, 2012
The new iPad 3 - the photo does not do it justice
The new iPad 3 - the photo does not do it justice

What Is It About the New iPad? (Currently the iPad 3)

I have desired owning the iPad 3 for a little while now, so I wonder, what about the new iPad attracts me so much? Is it that it is the latest Apple offering or is it something more?

A couple of my work colleagues have them and bring them into work, and they sit tapping away on them in their breaks or listening to music while they work.

Seeing the pictures showing the clarity, bright colors and resolution have grabbed my eye and the Apple technology focusing on graphics definitely appeals to me.

So what attracts Apple fans to buy an iPad 3?

After some research this is what I have discovered:

Comparison between iPad 2, iPad 3 and Samsung Tablet

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iPad 2  
iPad 3  
Samsung Tablet 2 10.1  
Screen size
9.7 inches
9.7 inches
10.1 inches
Operating System
Apple iOS 5
Apple iOS 5
Android 4.0 (Icecream Sandwich)
1024 x 748
2048 x 1536
1280 x 800
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
1 GHz Apple A5
1 GHz Apple A5X
1 GHz Dual-Core
512 MBDDR2
1.3 lbs
1.4 lbs
1.3 lbs
7.32 x 0.35 x 9.49 inches
7.31 x 0.37 x 9.7 inches
6.9 x 0.38 x 10.1 inches
Front and Rear cam 3 MP
Rear webcam 5 MP
Front webcam 3 MP
Comparison of clarity - Check out the new Retina Display on the right (iPad 3 compared with iPad 2 on the left)
Comparison of clarity - Check out the new Retina Display on the right (iPad 3 compared with iPad 2 on the left)

My iPad 3 - Coming Soon to My Neighborhood!

The resolution of the iPad 3 is what differentiates it from it's predecessor and it's nearest competitor the Samsung Tablet 2 10.1.

The 'retina' display is what the new iPad 3 has over any of the other features, and the ease with which the iPad can be used to take photos... really great and easy to adjust photos, is what captured my imagination.

My husband is hot on the trail of purchasing an iPad 3 32 GB for me, as I have decided it is the mobile computer for me.

I will get a keyboard that goes with it and when I am out and about and have some time on my hands I can use it to write, or read with ease... even though I can do that now on my Samsung Galaxy Note, it is not so easy to read and flicking pages is too fast.

I look forward to be able to take and store great photos, store eBooks to read and music to listen to...all on one device.

I will still enjoy music on my iPod Touch 4 for when I am out and about without my hand-bag but when do you see a woman without her bag?

So, what was it about the new iPad that finally convinced me to actually get an Apple? The graphics are finally irresistible and so user-friendly, and I write a lot more so that I can now justify it's use and purchase (grin).

Apple iPad 3 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2?

What do you prefer?

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What Do You Like About Your iPad 3?

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