Product Type: Apple Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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I thought it was just hype, but its actually not bad!
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi 16 GB
Member Name: Seven17
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi 16 GB
Advantages: Fun, high tech
Disadvantages: Poor battery, sound
@ About & Ease of use @
There was a lot of hyper for this and i thought it was over the top but actually, i love this thing. its comfortable to use in my hands but like my old ipad, this thing does leave a line on my stomach when i have no shirt on and rest it on my chest. It is slightly heavy but thats expected of a tablet pc so i cant complain. On the springboard thongs are tidy, and you can store apps in folders which makes them easy to find again but the thing that makes this hard to use day to day is the lack of multi tasking. Im sorry but double clicking the home button isnt multitasking and there should be an option to put the dock down and turn it into tha bar you get when you doule click home. Thats more useful.
@ Graphics, Sound, Battery, Camera @
The battery on this thing is just awful when using wifi. Apple claim ten hours, i barely manage 8. Off wifi though i can get 14 sometimes more than that, and i only have the brightness on half, if its on 3/4 or full youll be lucky to get 5 hours. The graphics on the retina display are stunning, this was they hype i thought was just picking at small things like the screen but its stunning, until i went down to currys and actually looked at the screen i didnt know how sharp images could be. That said, you do get used to it after a few months.
Sound is another issue, bass is tinny, the speaker is not that loud, and compared to my old 2010 ipod, this sond rubbish. The much older ipod sounds more crisp, with better quality for strings and classical music. If you like dubstep and bassy songs forget this, you need some beats by dre.
The camera is fantastic, high quality 5MP and if you need to do a camera test check some youtube videos out. There are two faults if im being picky though - it wont auto focus on really close objects and when youre filming the camera appears to zoom in but when you play it back, its zoomed back out again, making you wonder whats really in the frame youre recording.
Overall though its a masterpiece of technology ruined. Apple need to really ramp up their game for the next ipad, camera needs to be more advanced but keep the excellent quality, the battery needs to be improved not "kept the same" and the speaker needs to be like the ipod one!
Summary: A good piece of tech ruined and limited by apple.
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