The new iPad - 2 weeks later
I would like to wish my new iPad a Happy 1 Week Anniversary ;-)
Having said that, what are your thoughts on your new iPad after using it for one week?
-Feels warm during heavy use, but this my first iPad so I don't know if this is to be expected.
-Should have gone with a 64 GB model, but will make do with my 32 GB
-Think the battery drains faster than I expected on an iOS device, but that may be due to I having the brightness set to max
-Searching for the best comic book reader. I like Comics by comiXology, but wish comics were all in retina display :-\
-Contemplating switching from gmail to iCloud
-Is the iPhoto app worth it?
Last edited by @ArcadeLion; 03-30-2012 at 10:06 AM.
- 03-23-2012, 06:00 PM #2
-Not getting the warm thing here
-LTE is awesome. Now take iPad many places
-battery life seems the same as 2. Even with LTE.
-Retina is amazing. Voice dictation is wonderfully too.
-Camera is very much improved. Can actually take a nice pic now.
- 03-23-2012, 07:06 PM #3
- Mine gets slightly warm, but hardly a problem
- the battery takes about an hour longer to charge than the original iPad
- there seems to be a slight battery drainage when the iPad is in standby, but only about 1 to 2%
- when you look at the new retina display on the new iPad, you'll never want to look at a previous version again.
- 03-23-2012, 07:41 PM #4
Battery gets expectantly warm during air supremacy.
Much more fluid and stable then my android.
Battery is lasting longer then expected.
I wish my wifi version had a gps chip in it.
Glad I did 64gb.
A lot of my hd anime looks really good, gotta resize my movies though.
Need a good case for it, still haven't decided.
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- 03-23-2012, 10:29 PM #9
I have great vision, but I don't, nor do any of my coworkers see a difference really. It may be because of the content we were watching.... the 'Trailers' application by Apple.
My device gets a bit warm and the battery seems okay. Does seem to take longer to charge. With my iPad 2, I could turn off the device to charge and come back to 80% from being around 20%-30%. With the new iPad, it seems like it'll go up to about 10% more than when I first turned it off.
I may actually go down to the 16gb version. Not sure yet.
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- 03-23-2012, 10:57 PM #10
-Sure my device gets warm but doesn't burn my hand otherwise I'd have another electric stove
-Games function very nice with the HD being added and has me off of my xbox in the last week
-The retina display has me looking at my Samsung Infuse like it's an communist trying to take over the world
-Voice dictation has gotten me more lazier that I yell at my Andriod phone as to why it's not cooperating with what I said
-The pictures and videos look good that I may be the next Steven Spielberg
-Facetime is great that I use it as much as possible,even to tell my gf that we need more TP
- 03-24-2012, 07:11 AM #11
I really love my new iPad. I got the 64gb wifi I wanted the 32 gb but they only had the 64 gb left. I have 3 weeks to exchange it. I probably could get survive on 16gb, but I want the extra room just in case.
Mine only got warm once, when it was struggling to get a signal. I was using my phone as a hotspot and wasn't in a good area for service.
I love the clarity of the display. Easier on the eyes when I read.
I am coming from a Motorola Xoom which is nice but the content leaves much to be desired. Going to sell it.
I haven't tried facetime, but I may try it this weekend.
If there was a way to get Facebook games to work on the iPad, I wouldn't use my laptop at all!
I love the battery life! Just with my regular use, Email, facebook, twitter and reading etc, I get a couple days before I charge it. I haven't let it drain to zero so I probably could go longer.
- 03-25-2012, 01:40 AM #12
-Great to read comics and e-zines.
-Does get a little warm, but I don't care.
-Videos look amazing on here.
-Hard to put down
-Battery life hasn't died on me, AMAZING BATTERY LIFE.
-Verizon LTE is fast, haven't had any slow data speeds.
-Camera looks better than the iPhone 4.
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- 03-25-2012, 02:58 PM #15
One week and two days and I'm still in love
-The display is just off the charts amazing. So much better for all of the reading I do, both books and magazines. I don't zoom nearly as much as I did with my 2.
- Glad I went from 32 to 64. Mags can take up lots of space and I like them all on my device
-Speaking of mags, download speed much faster than with my 2
-Battery does take longer to charge but I am finding battery life same as my 2.
-Using data in the same manner as I did with my 2 and not finding that LTE is blowing thru my plan
-Gets a little warm but not a big deal
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- 03-25-2012, 09:33 PM #18
I upgraded from an iPad 1 16GB Wi-Fi to a 64GB Wi-Fi:
-Mine only gets a little warm during heavy gaming, so no worries there.
-Battery life is great.
-Soooooooo happy I stepped up the storage, no more picking and choosing movies and then thinking if an app was too big or not.
-I was not concerned with the Retina display, I thought the iPad 1 & 2 displays were more than decent. That being said this screen is absolutely amazing! Videos and apps are nice, but the text is great. I could never step down now, thanks Apple.
-As far as taking longer to charge, 90% of the time I charge overnight so it is of minimal impact to me under normal use.
- 03-26-2012, 07:47 PM #20
Couldn't go back.
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- 03-27-2012, 11:26 AM #21
I upgraded from an original iPad and can't believe how great the New iPad is. Multi-touch gestures are instantaneous now - and awesome! Text looks like high contrast liquid ink. Its fast and beautiful. My laptops and desktop just gather dust now unless I need to print something.
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- 03-27-2012, 05:32 PM #24
I traded the 32GB iPad in for the 64GB iPad yesterday and I'm glad I did. That said since the only difference between the two is memory I'll comment on my first week anyway. The new iPad is a lot faster for web browsing thanks to AT&T's HSPA+ network in my area (no LTE here yet). Also, anyone claiming to have seen the iPad 2 and 3 together and not tell the difference between the two screens is kidding themselves. There is a big difference between the two, heck, my husband noticed it as soon as I first booted my new iPad up. The battery life so far is nothing short of amazing. I'm getting 3 days out of a charge, about 9 1/2 hours of usage which is pretty darn good considering the amount of juice that it takes to power this beast. Dictation is another added plus for the new iPad and a feature that I've found very useful so far. I am really glad Apple started offering AppleCare+ as I feel like I can actually enjoy it more without having to carry it from room to room as if it were a new born. Definitely going to be nice in the summer time as I am sitting by the pool for 3+ hours waiting for my kids swim meets to end. So, one week later and I still love my new iPad.
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- 03-27-2012, 06:57 PM #25