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New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

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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...

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

1. Fayeznoor
Question: Do the ipad live upto the graphic performance promised by apple, 4X the tegra 3?

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.

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

2. e.wvu
Question: Is it really worth the upgrade from the 2nd gen iPad? Because I don't find a screen, a graphics card upgrade and a camera upgrade (which I don't really care for) worth upgrading; and would whether wait for the next iPad that should have an all new design and better specs, such as having a quad core processor.

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.

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

3. Yeahman
Question: How comfortable is watching widescreen movies on it? I know the resolution is not an issue, but don't black bars ruin the experience?

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.

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

4. JeffdaBeat
Question: For some of the graphically heavy games and 3D tours/demos...do the graphics keep up? I remember seeing some skipping at times on the iPad 2. I'm wondering how well it does. Also...a simple question...what's the start up time comparison for the iPad, iPad 2, and the 3rd generation iPad?

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).

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

5. theoak
Question: Does the extra space needed now for apps for higher resolution content take up that much more space to warrant stepping up a size (16GB to 32GB for example), or does it not make that much of a difference?

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.

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

6. -box-
Question: Does it do Flash?
Kidding :)

I am interested in the battery life. I know the new one is like 70% bigger or something (2500mAh I think) but does using the device at full throttle last the promised amount?

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.

New iPad (3) Review Q&A: Answers

7. nekos
Question: If you have the option, can you compare a white color with the previous iPad 2. I think in 90% cases white on the The new iPad(3.) looks much more yellow or red than the white on iPad 2. Please prove me wrong.

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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posted on 20 Mar 2012, 06:21

1. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 06:57 1

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Because the Transformer Prime is to awesome for this.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 06:30

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Does the new iPad games match the console level?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 06:51 1

3. Ray.S (Posts: 385; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 06:57

4. denn90 (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 May 2011)

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

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 08:18 2

9. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 07:29

6. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 07:34

7. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 08:17 3

8. Ray.S (Posts: 385; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

Maybe we will... :P Stay tuned!

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 11:38 2

12. drtech (banned) (Posts: 135; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Is anyone even buying the prime?

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 03:30

13. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

lol, that's what I'm saying

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 09:17

10. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 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?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 09:46

11. saiki4116 (Posts: 404; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

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

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