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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #21
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No. it's like the iPhone display. if you're used to that it's nothing special. But then i never used a previous iPad

I think it's good but I'm struggling with the reason to have it....

Macbook air does 95% of what i do and the iphone fills in for the rest.... gotta play with it some more but I may end up returning it.
This was my reasoning for not really thinking id get an iPad.. I got an iPad 2 back in August, best tech I've ever bought..I now do about 95% of my computing on my iPad. The rest is on my MacBook (2006)


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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #22
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Didn't take a screenshot, but I mananged just under 69Mbps at work.
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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #23
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I'm on Bell and went and picked up an LTE micro-SIM this afternoon on a standard $10 data share plan with my existing Bell account, but can't seem to actually get my iPad to do LTE, nor can I get any straight answers from Bell so far as to why not. Tech support answers range from "the iPad doesn't show the LTE indicator on Bell" to "20mbps is all you should be getting" to "you're probably not in an LTE coverage area" (I'm at Yonge & the 401). I'm not buying any of this, so I'm going to call again tomorrow and see if I can get some additional answers.

Of course, the good news is that I'm getting 20mbps down and 6mpbs up simply on HSPA+ (with the "3G" indicator showing). I know that definitely can't be LTE because that's the same performance I"m getting with the older, non-LTE micro-SIM.

I'm curious if anybody on here is getting the "LTE" indicator on Bell, and if so, what kind of speeds are you getting and what type of plan are you on? Bell techs keep telling me that LTE should "Just work" and there's nothing special they have to provision, but if that's the case it makes no sense that I'm stuck on "3G."
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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #24
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The more I use the new iPad the more I love the display! Everyone needs to download the Metro newstand app for their city. In portrait mode when you view a page of the paper just look at how tiny the words are yet they are still so clear that you could read it like this if you really wanted to!
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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #25
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Can anyone report whether or not they get that checkerboard pattern when scrolling through large news sites i.e. NY Times?

Some have said they haven't even seen this on the iPad 2, but I know I have. With the added RAM, I would hope it's a thing of the past. Then again, I would think the retina display, it might be a challenge.
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The initial setup screen was MUCH dimmer out of the box, but this may be because I put it in my old original Apple cover (remember those) for the iPad 1 (it fits okay, not perfect), which may be messing with the light sensor. I'll adjust the brightness once I'm done restoring from my iPad 1 backup, and I'll post some thoughts (I'm keen to load a couple of short 720p video files I have lying around to test out that function as well, will download a 1080p sample too if I can find a good one).
I noticed the setup wizard to be dim and I wasn't initially impressed with the screen until I saw the home screen - wow! Just syncing the new iPad with my macbook.. will be on a flight tomorrow so I'll be spending some time with it. No case for it seems weird.. my iPad 1 was cased 100% of the time.

Retina is awesome - it will be nice to get the speed jump too.
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Downloading photos from a memory card is blistering fast. Scrolling photo libraries is also crazy quick.

I found recharging was slow though. About 10% an hour is my guess.
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Old Mar 17th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #28
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Downloading photos from a memory card is blistering fast. Scrolling photo libraries is also crazy quick.

I found recharging was slow though. About 10% an hour is my guess.
Glad to hear about the photos, still have to pick up the camera connection kit!
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Can anyone report on the battery life? I read where one said that the Retina screen is a battery hog. Is that right?
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Can anyone report whether or not they get that checkerboard pattern when scrolling through large news sites i.e. NY Times?

Some have said they haven't even seen this on the iPad 2, but I know I have. With the added RAM, I would hope it's a thing of the past. Then again, I would think the retina display, it might be a challenge.
One of the first things I noticed when I went to the Mac Rumors site which right now has a pretty full front page with all the news that has gone on during the past few days.

Not a single checkerboard.
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