Mobile and Wireless: Apple's New iPad: 5 Features to Love, 5 to Hate

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-03-09 Print this article Print
Like: The Retina Display

Like: The Retina Display

 Apple's Retina Display has been a big hit on the iPhone and the iPod Touch. And now, it's coming to the new iPad. According to Apple, the new iPad's Retina Display will be the most impressive screen we've seen yet, and something that could put all other tablet makers far behind. Chances are that Apple will be spot-on with that prediction.
Apple's New iPad is scheduled to ship to customers on March 16. And when it does, the device those folks break out of the box will look exactly like its predecessor, the iPad 2. Even when they power the new iPad on, customers will find that it's the same basic device they've been using before, only with a few improvements thrown in. And just what are those improvements? Chief among them is the Retina Display, delivering some of the best visual quality seen to date. In addition, Apple has bundled the new A5X processor in the tablet, as well as the recently launched iOS 5.1. In many ways, the new iPad is a step up over the iPad 2. That said, for every welcome feature that came to the new iPad, there's another that many folks won't like so much. Unfortunately, Apple didn't fully commit itself to launching a device that comes with every single feature consumers and business buyers were after. For everything users will be happy to find in the new iPad, there's something else that will disappoint you.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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