92
Engadget
Score
92

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iPad review (2012)

Summary

Apple's new iPad offers neither a massive improvement in performance nor functionality, but the new display alone makes it a great update.

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Pros
  • Amazing display
  • LTE speeds
  • Improved camera
  • Comparable battery life with LTE
Cons
  • No 128GB option
  • Slightly larger and heavier
iPad review (2012)

What's in a name? Or, more importantly, what's in a digit? Would that which we call an iPad by any number less than 2 be less sweet? That's the question Apple posed for us indirectly when it unveiled the new iPad and relegated its future slates (and, presumably, phones) to a numeral-free future. And that new slate? It's much the same as the old one, with a slightly more chipper processor at its (quad) core and support for both Verizon and AT&T's fancy new LTE networks. But there's one bigger change here, one that will ripple across the industry as each manufacturer struggles to keep up in this ever-accelerating market. That feature is the iPad's new 2048 x 1536 Retina display. It's the best display ever featured on a tablet, probably the best display ever on a mobile device, but is that enough to keep this tablet ahead of the pack? Believe it or not, the answer is yes.

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Scores

Engadget

92
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.9
Display
9.9
Storage capacity
7.5
Features
8.7
Durability
8.0
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Specs

iPad

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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Specs

iPad

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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