The new Apple iPad unboxing and hands-on

The new Apple iPad unboxing and hands-on
The day has arrived people! The new Apple iPad is finally here, ready for that ceremonious unboxing that you’re probably starving to see. With that in mind, we didn’t hesitate to get started on the ritual, but interestingly enough, it seems and feels oh so familiar right from the onset. Indeed, we’re certain that you’re familiar with the news surrounding this latest iPad, especially when it’s rocking one super high-resolution Retina display of its own to put all others before it to shame.

Honestly, we’ve seen this before. Why’s that you ask? Well, that’s because the packaging of the new iPad is nearly an exact facsimile to the one we’ve seen with its predecessor – the iPad 2. Dominated by that milky white color, it’s undeniable an Apple product we’re dealing with, even more when the front is plastered with a profile view of the tablet in question. Flip it over to its rear, the only noteworthy thing found on it, is the mention of what version iPad it is – and in our case, it’s a white 64GB Apple iPad with 4G LTE connectivity for AT&T. Inside, we’re greeted with the usual assortment of Apple accessories, like its 30-pin USB cable, wall charger, documentation, and those adorable Apple decals we’re used to finding at this point.



So what can we say about this new iPad? For starters, it’s nearly indiscernible to actually tell the difference with this one and its predecessor. Although it’s minutely thicker and heavier on paper, there doesn’t seem to be a noticeable difference as we hold onto it, and in fact, it seems like the same solid feeling tablet as before – well, that’s mainly due to its milled aluminum casing and glass-covered display. No doubt, it’s an iconic look at this point, but it still proves to be a testament in industrial design.




Turning it on and getting through the setup screens, it’s difficult to ascertain the new iPad’s superior detail, which as we all know, is carried by its amazing 2048 x 1536 Retina display. As we stare at its sheer prowess, we notice that text seem to float with plenty of clarity and detail – though, we’re giddy to find out its true potential. As for the rest of the iPad, it boasts all the same buttons and ports as before – even more, they’re found in their usual locations too. However, one huge improvement worth noting is the new 5-megapixel iSight camera it’s flaunting in the rear, sans flash. Even though we feel there are still some awkward feelings regarding taking photos with a tablet, we might not be as concerning this time around because of the expected improvement in quality it should no doubt bring to the table.




Without spilling the beans and going all out regarding this latest iPad, we’ll be checking it out more in-depth to give you our full and deep impressions, so expect our review very soon! In the meantime, you can drool over the lovely photos and unboxing video below.

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  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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30 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

For all the HOOOPLA, it still has the sAme ole iHome button. WTF happened to no Home Button PhoneArena; I remember that stellar article back on March 7th oh so well.

4. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

If it ain't broken ... why fix it?

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Then, 'if it ain't broken … why' release a "New" one?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31047; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would u not release a new one? That was a stupid comment. If that's the case,then y should Chevy release a new vette,or Ferrari release a new 360 medina? My point is improvements don't always come in the form of a redesign. Under the hood is what's counts most. That's what I told a guy,after my vette beat his 360 medina.

15. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

And every new car has ... guess what ... a steering wheel! Why release a new car if it has to have a steering wheel! If you have an interface that works ... why change it?

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Apple is founded on money gouging principles so a yearly re-release of a product is a necessity

23. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

What company isn't? Samsung lol? GTFOH lol!

29. smallcolabear

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

That comment could go for anything. With electronics they are always bettering themselves from the previous model this should be obvious. My old nokia still works but I have a better phone in replace, my old ponitac runs amazing but they kept replacing newer models out in replace off it its an unavoidable thing. This should be a known fact competition drives the electronics to always put something new out there even if they did 2 weeks prior.

19. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

it is broken. it's boring. it's old. Time for some new blood. Windows 8. Oh, by the way, i have both.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Galaxy S line (international version) has the physical home button and I absolutely love it.

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, iLove the sleek feel of the capacative "Home" button on my DROID RAZR™; no cracks and crevaces to clean. Besides, think of all the iGerms living under that little plAstic iCap.

28. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I understand what your saying about a change in design, but the iPad is simple and the design does work, so why risk it?

30. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I'd probably have much more faith if the button was a touch one.

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

The screen is impressive and the praise goes to Samsung, LG and Sharp. Not apple. Other than that its the same design which has now become boring (yes its still a good design but I want something new) and the same boring OS. My friends Iphone and Ipad are identical, what's the point, waste of money. If I had a galaxy s2 and Tab 10.1 Both would look completely different, set up different and different widgets. bore off apple with your restricted closed eco system. Good work to the manufactures who help make it tho.

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the Galaxy Note and the Note 10.1 will also look the same.. want to comment on that know what nevermind.. I know the answer

20. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's why i'm going to get a Samsung windows 8 tablet. woo hooo!

24. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Actually sice Apple designed the screen in-house, they will ans should get the credit.

3. rocknessalex

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

So this is it? Long awaited iPad 3? After Jobs left, all Apple can do is copy its previous design. Dear Apple, you are in deep trouble if you don't rush out some designs. Your queue out there at each of your shops are getting shorter and shorter... Really disappointing as a whole.

9. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I think you really got through to them. They'll definitely listen to you.

5. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Quote from text: "it’s undeniable an Apple product we’re dealing with" Wait didn't SuperAndroidEvo said that the ipad was just a samsung product with an apple logo?http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-new-iPad-to-launch-with-Samsung-and-LG-display-panels-Sharp-still-working-out-the-kinks_id28035

10. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I just got the iPad from FedEx and I gotta say while the screen is beyond belief, I am waiting for the transformer infinity t700 :)

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31047; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just picked up my new 64 gig 4g LTE iPad. I sold my 32 gig on Craigslist for 400. So far this puppy is sweet. Killer screen,killer speed,and I can't wait to watch the walking dead on it.

21. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

wow...really? i'm going to watch the walking dead on my 60 inch plasma with my xbox. somehow i think my experience will be better.

26. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Let's see you drag that 60 inch TV around to school, work, vacation, etc lol.

25. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Got mine this morning and I was very skeptical but after 3 hours of continuous use I can honestly say this is my tablet of choice. I guess an Android user can like an iOS device lol

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Can't believe this guy spends 879$ on a 4G version

22. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i KNOW! I hope he has ALOT of money, and/or his company paid for it...or is going to have his company pay for his data plan...if they don't cut his bandwidth speed before that happens. total waste.

16. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Weve already seen this unboxing last year under the heading ipad 2 unboxing

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

you like Apple huh?

27. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Shaddup, drone.

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