New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers
Right after we published our review of the new iPad, we gave you the chance to ask whatever questions you want about the device. We're now giving you the answers to those questions...


1. Fayeznoor

Answer: If we take certain benchmark tests - yes, it does. In real-life performance, though, it won't be four times faster. You can find more details here.


2. e.wvu

Answer: If a higher-resolution screen, faster GPU, better camera and LTE connectivity aren't that important for you — or aren't must-have features for you at this point — then it's absolutely not worth the upgrade from the iPad 2. In fact, if you don't care for the above-mentioned features, and aren't using many graphically- or processor-intensive apps, it's not even worth upgrading from the original iPad. In any other case, though, we think there are plenty of reasons to upgrade to the new iPad.


3. Yeahman

Answer: We wouldn't say that black bars ruin the experience. The screen is still beautiful and bright, and as long as there are some cool titles to watch, we think you're in for a great movie-watching experience. However, if the only thing that you intend to do on a tablet is to watch movies (or if movie-watching is the main thing you purchase a tablet for), then a high-class widescreen Android-based device would be a better fit.


4. JeffdaBeat

Answer: Absolutely! The new iPad delivers a visibly better performance in graphically-intensive 3D games and apps, compared to the iPad 2. Application start and load times will depend on the app itself. In simpler titles, start and load times are about the same. With more complex ones, the new iPad often has an edge due to its faster processor and more RAM, although the difference isn't that big (at least with the current titles).


5. theoak

Answer: In case you're used to having a great number of installed applications on your iPad, it might be wise to consider a 32GB one. There isn't a rule letting us calculate the size of the Retina-optimized version of each app, and it really depends on the type of app. If it's an application with a lot of graphics or video, you might observe a significant boost in its size, once it gets optimized for the higher-resolution screen. We expect the same thing to happen with magazines. Still, if you don't keep too much stuff installed at the same time, a 16GB iPad might still get the job done.


6. -box-

Answer: Yes, it does Flash... Kidding. :) You should keep in mind that battery life greatly depends on your usage pattern. If you play a lot of 3D games for a long time, it probably won't last a whole day. However, in most cases the new iPad delivers a battery life that's very similar to what you can get from the iPad 2. In short, yes - it does work as advertised.


7. nekos

Answer: If you are referring to "white" as the color of the device itself - there isn't a difference. If you are asking about the white color of the display - yeah, the new iPad has a slightly warmer color reproduction, which isn't a bad thing in this case, because it's not too much.

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13 Comments

1. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Why didn't you guys do the same thing for lets say the Transformer Prime or Sony Tablet?

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Because the Transformer Prime is to awesome for this.

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Does the new iPad games match the console level?

3. Ray.S

Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Not quite yet. It's perfect for casual games, though.

4. denn90

Posts: 14; Member since: May 03, 2011

hey,is the New IPad Worth The Upgrade? if your like coming from an IPad 2?

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I will take this no. Unless you want the lte one.

6. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Wow pa really luvs its ipads..like they said before why didnt you guess do this with the prime?

7. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

why wont you compare the prime to the new ipad? scared?

8. Ray.S

Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Maybe we will... :P Stay tuned!

12. drtech

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Is anyone even buying the prime?

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

lol, that's what I'm saying

10. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

So it has a (more than a ) full hd screen. Can this ipad play youtube 1080p videos? Youtube mobile hd is different than youtube desktop hd... How's the procedure to watch mkv container files? It seems all this wonder can't be unleashed: needs dedicated resolutionary apps beside having an even shinier icon grid?

11. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

ya,this is a cool idea and i think you should do this for latest tablets..

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