4 Things You Need to Know About the New iPad 3

Apple released the new iPad earlier this month to the excitement of Mac enthusiasts around the world. Since technology changes at such a rapid rate, it can be difficult for consumers to keep up. Let’s take a closer look at the iPad3 features, benefits and drawbacks.

iPad3 Features & Details

1. It’s fast.
The new iPad uses LTE (Long-Term Evolution network), which allows it to load videos, images and webpages at an incredibly fast rate. The speed of LTE is a selling point for people who enjoy streaming videos online; it streams at a higher speed than over a 3G network.

However, this feature does come with its drawbacks. The LTE connection uses up a considerable amount more data than a 3G network, and iPad3 users may find they have to pay more to support their surfing habits. A Wall Street Journal article says that Verizon estimates streaming a video over LTE runs through 650 megabytes an hour, double the data used over 3G.

2. It’s clear.
The 2048 x 1536 resolution of the new iPad 3 is impressive — the new Retina display offers beautiful clarity of images, videos and text. According to Apple:

The Retina display on the new iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44 percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1 million pixels — in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV.

Users who want to use the iPad for photo or video editing will also be happy with the new versions of iPhoto and iMovie apps; they allow for quick editing and retouching of media.

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3. It has access to more iPad apps.
The App Store features more than 200,000 apps that allow you to follow news and sports, organize work projects and books, keep up with social media and games and more. The store is constantly adding more iPad apps, which means there is always a reason to go back and browse.

4. It may have some competition soon.
Other tech companies are looking to compete with the iPad in the near future — Microsoft’s Windows 8, a possible 10-inch version of the Amazon Kindle Fire and maybe even a Google Android tablet. While the iPad has occupied the tablet market so far, it will be interesting to keep an eye on the competition over the next few years.

Learn more about Applico’s custom-made iPad apps. We already have a few floating around the office and the reviews are all positive. As usual, Apple delivers on their pre-launch hype.

Filed under: Product Engineering | Topics: apple, iOS, ios apps, iPad, ipad3, mobile

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