I decided that it was time to upgrade my original iPad, so I pre-ordered a new iPad, which arrived this past Friday. After a few days, here are my initial thoughts / observations:
Compared to the original iPad, the new iPad is a huge improvement. Much zipper, feels lighter (compared to the original), and of course the display is fantastic.
I’ve just briefly tried the dictation feature, and though I haven’t used it extensively yet, the accuracy seems pretty darned good. I wonder if a future update will support Siri?
The beauty of the display cannot be understated – crisp, clear (especially for someone with aging eyes)
I purchased a 32-Gb model with LTE, but I have not tried the cell network yet. I did see 4G show up, so I’m hoping that Tucson indeed has the newer network.
Not really new, but going from the original iPad to the new iPad, I really like the smart cover approach. Ditto with the form factor.
Again, not specific to the new model, the ability to access my music, videos, and apps via iCloud means that I can utilize the storage on the iPad more effectively.
All-in-all, I can see myself using the new iPad consistently for a variety of tasks, not just for consuming information. Point-in-fact, this post was written with the new iPad.