March 16 is the day the iPad will go on sale and if you are like us here at TUAW, you can't wait for Friday to arrive. To help pass the time, you can check out all the new reviews from our fellow journalists who got an early look at Apple's tablet device.
Follow the links below and see what these reviewers have to say about the new iPad:
Jason Snell of Macworld: "It's the iPad that millions of people have embraced, only one year better."
Jim Dalrymple of The Loop: "So, what did I like about the iPad? Simple - the experience. Nobody in the market today can touch the Apple experience."
John Gruber of Daring Fireball: " The iPad display is so good that it shows, like no device before it, just how crummy most images on the web are."
MG Siegler of TechCrunch: "Let me be clear: the new iPad is a huge technological leap forward. It has by far the best screen I've ever seen anywhere and it's something I can hold in my hand and touch and use for 10 hours at a time."
David Pogue of The New York Times: "There's no Steve Jobs "one more thing" moment here; Apple just took its white-hot iPad and added the latest screen, battery and cellular technologies."
Edward C. Baig of USA Today: "But then you have a look at what Apple calls the "retina display" on the new iPad, technology first applied to recent iPhones, and you're blown away."
Clayton Morris of Fox News: "But having used the new iPad for the past week now, I can tell you it's a giant leap for connected mankind."
Joshua Topolsky for the Washington Post: "In all, the new iPad is in a class by itself. As the latest product in a lineage of devices that defined this category, the iPad continues to stand head and shoulders above the competition."
Rich Jaroslovsky of Bloomberg News: "Yet once again, Apple has -- with a minimum of effort -- lapped the field."
Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal: "There is another dimension to speed: the overall responsiveness of the device. The new iPad is just as buttery smooth to use as the iPad 2."
Joshua Topolsky of The Verge: "It's everything the previous generation was, and then some. Stable, reliable, speedy, and long-lived. What more can you ask for?"
Shane Richmond of The Telegraph: "It's hard to overstate the significance of the new screen. Apple has packed four times as many pixels into the same space and the improvement has to be seen to be believed."
David Phelan of PocketLint: "This year, it's all about the screen. Sure, the third-generation iPad has lots of other improvements but it's the brilliance of the display which leaps out at you as soon as you wake the screen."
Vincent Nguyen of SlashGear: "Apple doesn't need another revolution, it has already started one, and the new iPad brings a fresh degree of refinement to a segment in which it is undoubtedly the king."
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- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16