Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hello iPad (3)!

I've been waiting for this day since I had my old iPad ®  traded-in at Target so I can get a new one with better features that complement my work and lifestyle and this new iPad®  certainly did not disappoint.
Photo courtesy of Touch User Guide

Apple decided to drop the number and just call it what it is - an iPad® (since an iPad® is an iPad® and will always be an iPad®). After watching their Keynote on the new iPad®, it'll make you realize that they didn't just improve the iPad®, they've taken it to a whole new level in terms of technology and functionality. 

Photo courtesy of ABC News

I don't think I can do justice to how they delivered their presentation, so here's a link so you can watch it yourself.

In a nutshell, the new features of this iPad® are:
1. Retina display of 2048x1536 - it's 4 times the clarity of the iPad® 2!
2. 5 megapixel iSight camera that takes great photos as well as HD videos - no need to bring your cameras when you have this!
3. A5X chip makes the iPad® perform fast and efficient with the same 10-hour battery life 
4. iPhoto® and iMovie® where you can edit your photos and create movies with your iPad® - I both love and need this feature! 
5. Dictation feature that turns your voice into text (maybe they'll have Siri in the next iPad)

Want a new iPad® but don't know what to do with your old one? Here's what you can do:
- Sell it to someone with a fair resale value
- If you are in the US, you can have it traded-in at Target or Best Buy and get a gift card 
- Bless someone and give your iPad® to someone you think might need it

New iPad® or not, it's still an amazing gadget that makes work (and waiting in long lines) easier. 

The new iPad® goes on sale on Friday, March 16th.


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