Apple iPad 3 – Is It Worth the Upgrade?

3 / 7 / 2012

iPad 3

Available March 16th, preorders start today

-4G LTE! HSPA+ (up to 21MBps) DC-HSDPA (42 Mbps) LTE (73 Mbps)
-1080p HD Video
-A5X Processor, quad-core graphics
-Retina Display (2048 x 1536 resolution) 3.1 million pixels – 264 ppi.
-Siri-like voice dictation
-Improved iPhoto with better editing
-Battery life on iPad 2 was 10 hours, 9 hours on 3G.

-No HDMI out?
-Still pricey compared to other tablets – 16GB wifi/4G ($499/$629) 32GB wifi/4G ($599/$729), 64GB wifi/4G ($699/$829).
-The iPad 2 was good already (graphics lagging was never a problem, need for retina not as a big of a deal as the iPhone 4 introduction)

I’m probably going to wait for the iPhone 4G instead unless the benchmarks and new graphics are really that much better. I’m also curious how the current websites are going to look on the high res screen. Most websites are designed with 960 pixels as a width so will they be pixelated when they aren’t in the “reader” mode?