As expected, the first reviews of the new iPad have been published and the general feeling is that it is as good as expected.
John Gruber from Daring Fireball summed it up with “The retina display is amazing, everything in the UI feels faster, and the price points remain the same. What’s not to love? It’s that simple.”
The Verge offered “For owners of the iPad 2, this isn’t necessarily a slam dunk. While the updated features are a boon to the new iPad, it doesn’t offer an experience that is significantly different from the previous version. If your screen never bothered you, and you never wanted a faster cellular connection or a better camera, there’s not a great argument to upgrade (especially considering many of you just shelled out for a new tablet less than a year ago).
However, if you’re in the market for your first tablet, or upgrading from the original iPad or an Android device, do not hesitate. The new iPad is the most functional, usable, and beautiful tablet that any company has ever produced.”
And David Pogue of the New York Times came up with- “If you’re in the market for a tablet, here’s the bright side: For the same price as before, you can now get an updated iPad that’s still better-looking, better integrated and more consistently designed than any of its rivals.
And if you already have the iPad 2, here’s an even brighter side: At least this time around, you don’t have to feel quite as obsolete as usual.”
So, the new iPad is as great as we all expected, but iPad 2 users can pass and still be quite happy by the sounds of the reviews coming in.