Daily Archives: April 2, 2012

To IPad Or Not To IPad: That Is The Question


It’s official! I love me some Apple.

However, when the new IPad was released a couple of weeks ago, I was among the many that said: “Huh”?

But, like so many others, I didn’t get the BIG picture. Sure it had a snazzy new HD interface and a stronger battery life coupled with LTE lightning speed, but could it sing and dance and do new tricks for me? This is the issue up for tiresome debate all over the Internet.

What it does do, however, is leave its competition in the dust as evidenced by this great article from IDownloadBlog.Com.

This was an IPad that said to all other forms of tablets out there: “Now this is what a tablet should look like. This is technology at its best”.

And the marketing genius behind this new IPad release was undeniable. When Apple decided to add the IPad 2 into the mix with a new and competitive price, the IPad release process grew to blistering heights. I never saw this coming – did you?

In other words, the doors just sprung open for the thousands upon thousands of consumers who could not yet afford an IPad and were, instead, turning to Android or the Kindle Fire. Now, here was an IPad that smoked the other tablets on the market AND at affordable prices. I can do this! Yes, I can!

And so many did! While browsing through the Apple Store, I noticed customers leaving the store with an armful of IPad 2s, along with the new IPad. It was pretty funny to watch. At the new, competitive price, the IPad 2 is a great buy and is an excellent choice for gift-giving.

However, in the end, the new IPad is still the leader of the pack. Although not noticeable at first glance, the display between it and the IPad 2 look similar. But, placed side by side, the clarity and detail of the Retina Display on the new IPad is absolutely gorgeous.

I always thought that technology was moving a wee bit too fast and am glad that Apple has chosen to relax the reins a bit. In the end, there will be fewer errors and technical issues, as evidenced by the still frustrating new release of Apple TV 3G and its ridiculous load times for movie rentals. But, this is another article for later discussion.

And, yes, the new IPad does feel warm – at times – but, hello, it is a machine and they do heat up.

And, hello,again, if you are using your IPad out in the sun, then by default it will feel warmer.

I just refuse to believe all the hype surrounding this heat issue. I am sure it has been perpetrated by non-Apple enthusiasts who want something to pick at! I don’t think you have to worry about making a trip to the burn unit at your local hospital any time soon.

If you want further proof, read this article from CultOfMac.Com. It reinforces the ridiculousness of the “heat” debate.

In the end, it is up to the developers to take full advantage of the Retina Display and LTE – this opens up a window of discovery and fascination in App Development, enticing consumers to take full advantage of their favorite apps. The IPad is only limited by your imagination – the apps are key to making this new version a creative gold mine.

The IPhoto App is proof of this. It is amazingly intuitive and so easy to use. It truly enhances the world of digital photography. Another revolutionary step for Apple Inc.

Do yourself a favor and purchase this new IPad. Or the IPad 2. Whatever suits your budget. Myself, I want to be at the forefront of technology. I am much older than many geeks, so It’s all or nothing once you become a golden geek.

Are you enjoying your new IPad? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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