NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple's new iPad has earned high marks from reviewers, but there are some aspects of the device some users might call a flaw. Besides the overheating issues, here are several other problems to keep an eye on.
many new iPhone owners can attest to
, the Apple tablet is worth it. The
device comes with all the features any tablet owner would want, and it works
exceptionally well. More than anything, though, the Retina Display and 4G
Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology make the new iPad a much better
option for todays consumers than any other tablet on the market right now.
new iPad doesnt come without its flaws. In fact, the device has been dogged by
complaints from users that its overheating in one area of its back casing, and
others have said that they have trouble connecting to a WiFi network from the
tablet. Still others say it takes forever to charge the device.
who might be thinking about buying the new iPad, knowing those flaws and having
an understanding of some of the things that might not appeal to them is
important. With that in mind, heres a look at some of the potential flaws or
issues consumers might face if they decide to buy a new iPad in the coming
1. The heat issue
Apple has caught some heat for its new iPad's running at higher temperatures than the iPad2
. For its part, Apple has said that the new iPad operates at a maximum of
95 degrees Fahrenheit, which is in line with its expectations, but some have
said it gets much hotter. While some owners havent faced too many troubles
with the iPad overheating, every case appears to be different.
2. Charging takes awhile
many new iPad owners, charging the device takes an inordinate amount of time.
In this writers experience, the iPad does take some time to charge, but its
not nearly as bad as some people think. However, if youre one of those folks
who lets the battery drain to the near-end before charging, expect it to take
several hours before the tablet fully recharges.
3. Its the same design
who expect something new and exciting from Apple every year, the new iPad falls
short from a design perspective. When compared with the iPad 2, Apples latest
launch features the same basic design and comes with no notable improvements.
Whether or not thats an issue, of course, depends on the customers and their
debating that the new iPad is expensive. The device starts at $499 for the
WiFi-only, 16GB option, and can run customers as much as $829 if they want the
version with all the bells and whistles. Add that to the cash 4G LTE iPad
owners will need to lay out each month, and it becomes clear Apples tablet is
one expensive proposition.