Very happy with it. Especially with iOS 6. Now I get to use facetime over cellular and personal hotspot. Just one minor glitch though, had no problems connecting to pc and itunes pre iPad 4 announcement. Now, it is not seemless. and even if it goes through, it won't charge. Anybody experiencing this?
I am so glad that, if my speaker was going to malfunction on my iPad, I'm glad it did it in time for me to be in a city with an Apple store and have them switch out the unit for one with its 5.x and a 30-pin interface.
I do NOT want the newest iPad.
I like the one I've got, although I'd prefer to have that faster processor. I don't want Apple Maps in place of Google Maps.
So, I will accept that this iPad will lose value even faster than previous models due to the mid-cycle release.
I work as a consultant and needed some type of mobile computing device and this was perfect for my needs as long as I have a wifi connection. Now that I have my iPhone 5, I have that too. A friend joked that I have it with me everywhere I go. He was right.
There are some things that I wish it would do better, but overall, it is a great product and exceeds my expectations. One thing I still dont know how to do is access my iCloud Stream Photos from a PC.
Download the iCloud control panel for windows
Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
Back to being an ipad owner with a new 64gb Verizon ipad 3 from Best Buy. 679 was a good deal. After taking a Mini for a test drive and hating the screen on that, this seemed like the best deal. I have many accessories for the ipad 3 already and not enough reason to get the ipad 4.
I'm on my 3rd iPad (Original, then original mini & now carrier based Air).
Hands down the carrier Air is the best & most amazing of the three I've owned.
With the first two, clearly there was the wow factor, a deer in the headlights perspective. Now with the Air, not only did I know what I wanted, but how I wanted to use it (both at work productively as well as home for fun). The other thing is, the infrastructure now (apps, carrier network, web support) is catered to these devices.
Because I bought the Air through a carrier (T-Mobile), my up front cost was $50 and I just paid the first (prorated) bill of $63.
Looking back, the first two were wifi only, slower and cost me full price out of pocket whereas now I have a faster, thinner, much more widely useable iPad for 1/3 or less of the up front, out of pocket expense.
Yes, I am very happy/satisfied with my new iPad, not because it has a good performance. Actually, its GPU/CPU performance is no good because it is the first version with retina. However, this new iPad has helped me fix a lot of iOS programming issues ( I am a developer). Now I believe if my app runs well on new iPad, it has high possibility to run much more well on other iPads with retina.