March 8, 2012
I took iPad 2 just a month back. I was aware of the yearly upgrade cycle of Apple and what the new dazzling feature set Apple was bringing every year.
Over the time, I have gone a little insensitive towards the upgrades. The iPad I took has a little quirks. When, in Safari, I press (ouch… ‘touch’) ”Open in a new Tab”, it takes a breather (Apple may call this as animated … just to hide the delay). It disables touch on the mother page so that I must see the new page first. So, I need speed.
The problem is whether the iPad
3 will open it faster. There is very little speed improvement, when dual core moves to quad core and who knows, iOS5.x supports quad cores fully. Apple must have left something for iOS6 anyway. So, it looks like iPad 3 will have the same delay and our noteworthy bloggers (esp. dear John) will rhyme it as a design genius of Apple.
A retina display is fine, but what is the world are we gonna do if we can not see the difference with our retina at present? The brightness of the iPad 2 is blinding enough. Don’t go with the marketing statement - its ultra-sharp 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display is enough to set it apart from anyone else …. It does not change anything with your eyes.
The difference does not matter, though it is on a negative side – thicker and heavier. So, iPad 2 is better.
No change. Any change here was welcome.
Nothing more is noteworthy from Apple stable this time.
What would have been sensational?
Nobody will point it out here, but Apple own patent for iWallet makes NFC chip’s appearance in iOS devices. Apple must be creating another walled garden around iWallet before it appears in full glow.
41 mega pixels, anyone? Apple does not seem interested in exceeding competitor offering here for long. But Nokia has already made a big punch for the bloggers, who placate anything on bigger side. It reminds me the American penchant for BIG cars before Toyota defeated them with smaller cars.