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The new iPad: which feature do you like the most? (Poll results)

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The new iPad: which feature do you like the most? (Poll results)
We ran a little poll the other day to check which feature of the iPad 3 tickled your fancy the most, and here are the results. 

Predictably almost 60% of you checked the gorgeous 2048x1536 pixels Retina Display as the biggest innovation in the new iPad, since that's a tablet screen that has yet to be beat by any current or upcoming slate in the foreseeable future.

The new A5X processor with quad-core graphics took second place with 20% of the votes, as it will probably turned out to be the most powerful graphics subsystem on a mobile device when all the benches are done and dusted. Granted, it likely excels the most at feeding that monster screen pixel density, rather than at complex shadings and such, so that's the area where it beats Tegra 3 4x as Apple quoted at the presentation, but still there will probably be months before the App Store gets populated with enough titles to take full advantage of all that graphics might.

Third place went for the 4G LTE connectivity that made its way to the new iPad, making it the first Apple device supporting the fast wireless broadband tech. You still have to get different versions for AT&T and Verizon, though, optimized for the different frequencies their LTE networks operate on, and as for Europe - their LTE gets built on other frequencies, but the DC-HSDPA download speeds are higher there for that matter, so you'll still get more than enough bandwidth to waste your data cap in no time.

Fourth place was taken by the Dictation feature for the new iPad that is powered by the renowned voice recognition technology of Siri, and even shares a similar icon with Apple's voice-controlled assistant, but here you can use it strictly for dictation purposes, saving you from having to type on that pesky on-screen keyboard.

Last in the list of new features you placed the 5MP camera capable of 1080p video recording, which is understandable, since rarely anyone takes a picture with their tablet if they have something more compact at their disposal.

What was interesting to see is that the 4G LTE connectivity is muddling along at the middle with only 13.46% of the people giving it a priority, meaning that we will probably again see the majority of new iPad sales going to the Wi-Fi versions.

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The new iPad: which feature do you like the most?
63.44%
564 votes
(564 votes) The 2048x1536 pixels Retina Display
17.21%
153 votes
(153 votes) A5X processor with quad-core graphics
12.49%
111 votes
(111 votes) 4G LTE connectivity
3.26%
29 votes
(29 votes) 5MP camera capable of 1080p video recording
3.6%
32 votes
(32 votes) Dictation for the iPad

889 votes

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posted on 09 Mar 2012, 05:21

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5489; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i actually voted for the LTE connectivity. if Apple fans really don't care so much about fast data i guess it wasn't such a big deal that they're so late in-cooperating the technology but it is a big deal to me and most likely users of other Operating Systems that aren't really so appealed by iOS or Apple in General. o:

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:07

5. quakan (Posts: 1084; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I saw on yahoo that with the new LTE connectivity for the iPad and the iPad's support for 1080p movies, you could use all your monthly data allowance in 10 minutes and some just by streaming a HD movie...that's terrible.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 05:21 2

2. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I would vote for significant improvement (but there are no new features), not just for logically better performance of a new product :)

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:39

3. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


hmm, was looking for the name option actually..

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:41 1

4. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


hhmm... wheres the option of "nothing, im very dissapointed apple, after a year of working on a product i had way higher expectations. someone bring steve back to life!"

ps im a fan of apple but this time seriously they dissapointed me big time. however, like most of us, im still getting the new ipad =P its the same price as the old one after all.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 12:28

6. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


The retina display is the best feature. The reason is that it is a the limits of human vision. If someone were to make a tablet with 10 times the resolution, it would not matter because no one can tell the difference anyway under normal use.

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