The new iPad (editorial)
Hey guys, I've had the device for about 5 days now and heres my honest opinion. It's not meant to offend anyone. know that I go into writing this with a love for apple, just my personal experience and honest thoughts.
I just bought a new iPad. It seems great but it's a lot harder to use than the ipad2. So far it's battery is signicantlty worse. It's weight causes major fatigue on the hand and arm and it's all around a worse experience. The only better aspect of this iPad vs the ipas2 is the display. After using a display of this kind it transforms the entire iPad experience. It would be really hard to go back to ipad2 after using this display. So I guess we the user have to compromise right now until apple makes a better engineering breakthrough in the next generation iPad. I used my iPad 2 as my digital sketchbook. It was so light like paper I could grab and sketch ideas all night. I could game with ease.
I just wonder if the display was worth the loss in the human functionality portion of the design. The iPad 2 was light as paper and was much better to type on. This iPads edges dig into your palms and make for an all around terrible experience. It's actually better to type in landscape than in portrait on the new iPad. It's amazing how much a minor difference can really ruin the functionality of the device. If you are thinking of upgrading your iPad skip this one. The display as amazing as it is just isn't worth the upgrade with the amount of loss the device takes. Battery life is poor and nothing like the ipad2, even though apple says 10 hours and so did every review I'm literally watching the battery drain as I write. iPad 2 you could not put a dent in it.
I mean it was really hard and it takes forever to recharge. It's a thing where is this high of a display really worth the trouble? I really wish I would have just not upgraded and waited. But the reviews of this product were off the charts. No one mentioned these super important details about the device. They made it seem like the weight and size was a minor thing. It's actually a major set back. It's almost like apple went backwards with this iPad. Plus, a lot of pictures that looked great on iPad 2 look like a pixelated mess on the new iPad. I love apple a lot. I mean a whole lot, and the products they make, but they fucked up on this one. I honestly think they would have been better off just skipping this upgrade.
I just can't believe they would sacrifice the feel of the iPad. I mean the first generation iPad felt better than this one. This one actually hurts to use. It digs into your palms badly. The display isn't worth the loss in the ease of use that the iPad is. Again I love apple, I am an apple guy, but this is the worst product they have made to date as far as design functionality goes for the outer hardware shell. They've been on an amazing streak of getting it right but they didn't get this one right. As much as it would suck to look at a non retina display I might have to return this and go back to my ipad2. Before you buy just know the thickness and weight are a major change. Especially if you already own the ipad2. If you are buying a tablet for the first time you won't understand the difference. But if you own an iPad 2 and have used it daily you are going to noticed a major difference. It's like going from the MacBook air to a regular MacBook pro. The weight difference in my opinion is that significant. It's destroying my hand and arm and I've only had it since Monday.