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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Wanted to share this link with people since there seems to be a lot of concerns.

    Great article.

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    Definitely a good article, in my opinion. It's good to appreciate the technology items we already have--that we are fortunate enough to be able to afford. Just my 2 cents....

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    Quote Originally Posted by padeasel View Post
    I have the original iPad 2 (TWO) and yesterday I purchased the new iPad 2 (NEW) at our local Apple store. When I got home and set it up I was immediately disappointed when it appeared the whites and blues in the Safari Browser of the NEW seemed to lack contrast compared to the TWO. The text was, of course, clearer on the NEW, but the blues were not a vivid and the whites were not as white as those on the TWO when compared side-by-side. I went to the settings on both iPads and set the brightness to full bright and “Auto Brightness” set to OFF. I compared identical photos and it was hard to tell but it seemed that contrast and vibrancy may be a little worse on the NEW. To give it a better visual test I went to a site where I could view Macbeth Color Checker Charts. I did this with both iPads and did side by side comparisons. I still think the TWO has better vibrancy than the NEW. I also think it is easiest to see when comparing the Safari Browser. I invite anyone who has both to do some similar comparisons to see if their NEW looks better than there TWO. Thanks for any and all who spend this effort. I may go back to the Apple store to discuss this with the Genies.If I do, I will report back.
    It appears, you aren't the only one to notice, that the color temperature of the new iPad differs from the iPad 1 &2.
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    According to independent testing, the new iPad is far more color accurate than previous models. It now achieves 99% color spectrum, whereasthe previous iPad was only able to achieve 61%.

    New iPad LCD showdown proves high-quality, steep power needs | Electronista

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Wanted to share this link with people since there seems to be a lot of concerns.
    Teleportation?! Virtual sex?!!? I'm getting me one of them thar 'The New iPad 4 (2013)'s for sure!

    I can't believe the rumour bot hasn't picked up on the virtual sex, yet.

    Back on topic, kinda, I was going to sell my iPad to upgrade to the new iPad. But I had a change of heart and bought a MBP instead. Twice as much, but I felt the iPad would have left me still wanting a MacBook. Maybe in 12 months time I'll miss my tablet and get the next gen, but for now, I'm made up with the MBP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacPastor View Post

    While I of course noticed a large leap from the original to the new one, I have to admit that I really wasn't "blown away" by what I experienced.

    Perhaps it was that I just had my expectations WAY too high for the thing. I don't really know.

    I guess I'm just wondering if there is anyone else out there that shares my opinion?

    Are you really THAT blown away by it or did it leave you a bit "underwhelmed"?
    Well I just upgraded from the original to the new, and it's night and day. First of all, I really feel I can use this instead of my laptop 60 - 70% of the time. Before, if I wanted to check my email, social media updates and do browsing, it was painful. Slow transitions between FaceBook and the web, or linkedin and my email (for vice-versa) and then a nice crash when opening Wired after watching Netflix (because Netflix used all my memory and doesn't release it), I was always closing apps and restarting the device.

    Not any more - every app switch is super-smooth, I've had no crashes in the 24 hours I've had it, the keyboard responds immediately rather than 4 - 5 seconds later and I have more confidence in clicking links in emails I need to check (before I'd usually go to my laptop due to speed issues).
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    I have to say that the iPad 3 is much easier to read for a long duration than the iPad 1 was. And the increased ability on multi-tasking is fantastic - it switches smoothly and instantaneously between apps, where as the original used to pause for a fraction of a second during the transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    According to independent testing, the new iPad is far more color accurate than previous models. It now achieves 99% color spectrum, whereasthe previous iPad was only able to achieve 61%.

    New iPad LCD showdown proves high-quality, steep power needs | Electronista
    Exactly. I've noticed colors in movies look more realistic and less like 1980's TV. I think an abundance of over-enriched colors have ruined our appreciation for subtlety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    According to independent testing, the new iPad is far more color accurate than previous models. It now achieves 99% color spectrum, whereasthe previous iPad was only able to achieve 61%.

    New iPad LCD showdown proves high-quality, steep power needs | Electronista
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoolook View Post
    Exactly. I've noticed colors in movies look more realistic and less like 1980's TV. I think an abundance of over-enriched colors have ruined our appreciation for subtlety.
    I've seen photos and reports of people on Twitter (valid people, some are designers/developers for well known software companies) of an office full of new iPads and they all have different color temps. Some are pink, some yellow, some red and some orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    ...(valid people, ...
    I had a good laugh "Stretch"...when I read what you wrote/I quoted above. Like there's "valid people"...and then everyone else!

    I know what you meant (experts/experienced people in the topic area being discussed)...but I still had a good "chuckle"!

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    Lol, but you know exactly what I mean!

    There's valid people, and then there are people like consumer reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    I've seen photos and reports of people on Twitter (valid people, some are designers/developers for well known software companies) of an office full of new iPads and they all have different color temps. Some are pink, some yellow, some red and some orange.
    That would suggest either multiple manufacturers or a very poorly controlled single manufacturer. I would expect minor differences, but nothing that drastic - you don't see the same variance between same model laptops or monitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Of course everyone has their own expectations opinions...but there are at least 2-3 folks in this thread that upgraded from an iPad 1 to the "New iPad (iPad 3)...and they sounded pretty darn impressed!:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ipa...-ipad-yet.html

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    Much agreed on this point. If you are upgrading from the original iPad to the new IPad (3rd Gen), yes that is a big difference. From the iPad 2 to 3rd Gen, not so much except the retina display. However, the clarity of the retina display is quite significant.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    Other than the display, the upgrade is all inside. A multi-core processor and most importantly, more RAM is a significant thing. Even though the actual RAM upgrade has not been officially revealed as far as I have seen, the iPad 1 had 256 MB and the iPad 2 had 512. It is safe to assume the new one has 1.0 GB. That is a very big deal.

    I noticed that some native OSX apps are now ported to the iPad, which is one reasons this spec upgrade was necessary and I have also observed that the biggest selling point of the new Mac OS coming out this summer, Mountain Lion, is that IOS apps will be ported to the Mac.

    The big picture is that they are going somewhere with this and the release of this iPad as well as the Mac OS coming this summer are just steps toward that goal. Apple has always made incrimental steps toward new innovative applications of technology.

    Since I got my new iPad, I have taken to using my original iPad at work so I am using both every day and I tell you, this is a very significant upgrade.

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    Exactly well said. No body has mentioned the ram before. That was the reason I went from the first iPad to the new one. The speed difference and no more crashes, yay.

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