The New iPad - First Impressions

Earlier today (6th June) my New iPad arrived today and after spending a long time playing with all of the features that the New iPad has compared to the iPad 2 and also what my first impressions are of the tablet.

Firstly the iPad came in true Apple style in very minimal packaging and as soon as I removed the lid of the box the iPad was there starring at me.

Setting up the device was as easy as it is to set up any other iOS or Apple product for that fact. Plugging it in and registering it took no time at all.

Once all of the setting up over and done with I was met with the glorious retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, which is a lot more than your Full HD TV, which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. For all of you none geeks, who are reading this review, basically what I am trying to say is that the iPad has a lot of pixels, which result in sharper images and sharper text.

The New iPad Display

These images cannot truly represent stunning quality of the display.

There are many drawbacks about the retina display on the New iPad and one of the biggest ones is that a lot of apps for the iPad are not native to the retina display resolution, but over that number will decrease. Another of the biggest drawbacks is that because of the higher resolution also results in much larger file sizes for the apps so if you have the 16GB model your memory will fill up very quickly.

But with all that aside some of the apps, which have been graphically updated for the retina display look amazing, I will be bringing a whole bunch of app reviews for most of these apps.

Another one of the updates is the improved camera it is truly amazing the quality that comes out of the tablet and I was playing with Photobooth and took this picture.

The New iPad Camera Test

As you can see the image is very crisp and the colour range has also been improved greatly compared to the iPad 2.

Please follow @tekbloggers on twitter to be updated when all the app reviews, camera tests and more come in and also look out for my full review in a week or two of the New iPad.