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IPAD IS A GREAT PRODUCT NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
I OWN AN IPHONE 5 AND 4S AS WELL AND ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE FACED WITH IPAD 3 IS THE POOR WIFI CONNECTIVITY ON THE DEVICE.
ITS ALL DOWN TO THE WIFI CONNECTIVITY DEVICE IN IPAD 3.
ALSO NOT BEING ABLE TO RUN ANY FLASH PLAYER DEPENDENT WEBSITES MAKES A MAC BOOK PRO AND IPAD A LITTLE UNUSUABLE COMPARED TO ANY WINDOWS BASED DEVICES.
IT ALL DEPENDS ON USERS, BUT EVERY DAY LIFE, PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO WATCH MOVIES AND ACCESS WEBSITES WHICH WILL NEED FLASH PLAYER, WHICH IS NOT SUPPORTED BY APPLE.
THERE ARE BROWSERS THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE FROM APP STORE THAT WILL RUN FLASH CONTENTS.
ALL IN ALL I LOVE APPLE PRODUCTS, BUT I STILL WOULD LIKE TO KEEP A WINDOWS LAPTOP WITH ME FOR MY SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT WORK.
I am a technophobe so this is not a technical review. I cannot compare it to previous ipads as I've never owned one before. I was persuaded that it would be easier to use than my laptop (I am disabled and sometimes find the laptop a bit heavy in bed).
I would have like an instruction book instead of online. I do not use most of the features. I could not get my contacts list into the email programme (but I did manage to set up the email facility) so I rarely use it . I could not find out how to get my contacts list from PC to pad anywhere in the instructions.
I have mainly downloaded games apps plus a very few tunes to play instead of games background sounds.
For me, it was rather a waste of money. I cannot add any games or programmes I already own. Few of the games have strategy guides, so I am constantly going back and forth to the downloaded ones on Safari. Tedious +++. I didn't realise I could not use CDs or USB links
Is there a virus protection on the pad??
I would not recommend it to other OAPs who do not have an iPhone or Ipod (I have neither)unless they have plenty of money to pay for downoads.
To me it is rather a money drain.
It works beautifully and technically I have not had problems once I found out how things worked (except for contacts list!) - but I have never looked at most of the apps!! It gets left unused most of the time -not my best buy!
I had a HTC windows 8 phone and found it so unser friendlyi ended up not using it at all, along with phone signal behinding shocking where i live! so wanting something better for apps and music i decided for an ipad!! Though alittle pricey i was worried i wouldnt get on with the touch screen as didnt with HTC, but apart from the price its easy to use,and not to heavy!! Of course you can't make a phone call so tospeak but you can skype and use over ahundred different apps for social networking. On the down side to no phone it doesnt have great range for wifi but then againthey could just be down to where i work. One Plus and emense camera andplenty of photo storage space being 64gb!! plenty of assesoires out there too and thousands of apps but sorting through them can be mernotinus!! I can't compare unfortunatly to other ipads as ihaven't had one before!! It does kick the behind of the windows phone though even so much so that i'm waiting for my iphone 4 to arrive (will also review) So overall a worthwhile perchase.
So far I am struggling to see a big difference between the iPad 2 and 3 other than the 3 is noticeably heavier. The retina screen is not knocking me dead but the voice recognition is neat. Not explored the front camera quality improvements yet but will I realistically use by iPad to take snaps or a video anyway? Big disappointment forward facing camera not HD on this "HD iPad" as I intend to use FaceTime a fair bit so wanted the best experience possible - looks like I'll have use my MacBook Air instead, the iPad will have to be a present for my old man to bring him into the 21st century.
I previously had a 'Viewsonic' android tablet and the Ipad has proved to be just technologically light years ahead, in terms of convenience and userbility. Its battery life is very good and Ipad works virtually straight away from 'sleep' mode and connects to the internet immediately. It worked 'straight out of the box' and continues to give excellent performance all-round. I am pleased I made the change, however, the only gripe I have is that I find Itunes not too willing to accept or download music or data from sources other than from 'Itunes' origin. And some video format won't run as Apple software is not compatible with 'competitor's' players.
Never really been a fan of Apple products, I've always thought of them as elitist, overhyped and overpriced. The time came for finding replacements for xp pro laptops that I use in conjunction with pro-spec DSLRs to display 24-36 Mp pics on location. Was looking for a lightweight alternative to the usual windows 7 offerings from the big 5 but wasn't impressed. Saw the new Ipad in use and was stunned by the resolution of the display in such a small package.
Having had it now for a few days, it's easy to see why Apple products are so popular-exquisite design, efficiency of use and the myriad of apps available(some of them free). Nothing else looks or feels or performs like it. So before you buy another tablet take a good look at the apps available for it.
Lack of onboard usb ports has always been a bone of contention for potential ipad owners, there are plenty of adaptors out there to get round this. As an Apple convert I look forward to the next generation of USB 3.0 equipped Macbooks to fully replace my windows laptops.
I bought this as a present, it's quite heavy to hold and can't do as much as I expected to do, I had a 7inch Android which I liked. Some of the newer androids can now be attached to TV through HDMI cable like a PC.
I did pay quite a lot through the bidding system more than I wanted to but that is my fault, I still think they are very expensive for what they can do and it is mainly the name that you pay for.
There is nothing to compare this ipad to, except maybe an older ipad but even then it still excels.
This really is a case of get what you pay for,
Superb IPS panel, great battery life, extensive range of apps, some specifically optimized for ipad!
Competitor products such as android based tablets just can't compete with this great bit of kit.
This is not apple fanboyism, i don't like apple as a company but you have to hand it to them, this is a great product
I bought this for university as I have an iMac and needed something portable.
It's a bit heavy, and I ended up getting an iPad mini. It really just depends what you want it for.
As a substitute for a laptop, it's not great as you can't do a lot of things that a laptop does. You really need a desktop/laptop as well as a backup for the things you can't do.
No USB slot can be annoying, and no expandable memory is frustrating.
If you want something portable, go for an iPad mini.
The product is good it does exactly what I bought it for it was good value for money the only bad side of the product is the battery could last longer but keep it mainly in house so not complaining