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what people dont understand is the extra cost that goes into adding a cell plan for the LTE for this product, so it is really not $499. It is $499+LTE plan/monthly.

Because people want internet access on the go? Don't get your complaint. Also, it's not a cell plan, it's a data plan, and the $499 ipad doesn't have 3g/4g
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Those specs seems pretty good, but still no USB support. Still pretty much useless.
    
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The 4G/3G on all 3 iPads are pay-as-you-go plan. You're not tied to a plan, so if you just want to use it only when your on a trip or something and cancel it when you get home, that's fine, no penalty.

At least that's the way it is here in the US, don't know about other countries.

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Those specs seems pretty good, but still no USB support. Still pretty much useless.

The dock connector is pretty much just as universal. There are adapters and such that work with it with SD cards, CF cards and even USB keyboards.
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Because people want internet access on the go? Don't get your complaint. Also, it's not a cell plan, it's a data plan, and the $499 ipad doesn't have 3g/4g

Yes,

For wi-fi and 4G the least expensive model is &629.00. Add you cheapest Verizon plan at $30. per month...

One year of use at you have $360. in cell fees.

It is a beautiful piece of technology.
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Ok, here's my opinion.
1. Awesome. Honestly. More rez = better. No complaints here
2. Same as before.
3. Eh. Its the same as before, but just has NV. Tegra built in. Its not truly a Quad core, as its just the GPU. The CPU is still a dual core.
4. Pointless. My Motorola Milestone from a million years ago had this. My galaxy S2 has 8mp. Motorola announced 41mp a week ago or so.
5. 4G LTE. Awesome. Behind the curve though.
6. Carriers. Cant complain here I guess.
7. Thats pretty good. Considering the screen size, 9 hours is fine.
8. 16gb Wifi. IMO it should be 399 for the wifi model, but whatever. Apple will be apple and price gouge.
9. Of course. rolleyes.gif
10. Ditto.
Basically its selling point is that it has an HD screen. Thats it. The CPU isnt anything big, considering there's basically nothing on the market that pushes any of these dual/quad core phones / tablets. The camera is pathetic, as its actually a DOWNGRADE from the iPhone 4s, which is already half a year old, and its FAR behind everything on the market. 4G is considered standard now, so thats also not a selling point.
Basically, this would have been really cool LAST year.

When your company logo is a selling point the rest of the arguement is pretty invalid no? Still got my 64GB ipad 1, can't lose all that space not giving it up for a 16GB
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Lol @ people who think the Tegra 3 is fast. It got owned by Qualcomm's S4 dual core. Now imagine a quad core....
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You are pretty much looking at Iphone 5 right there minus the huge resolution.
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You are pretty much looking at Iphone 5 right there minus the huge resolution.
Not quite, it's likely that iPhone 5 will have the A6 w/ a dual-core Cortex A15 and a PowerVR SGX 600 series GPU.
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Yes it does. Higher resolution will give you more work space - up to a point of course.
It really depends on your vision, and the distance you use your device at, but it's entirely preposterous to completely deny it.
I can try my 30" monitor at 1600p and 720p, and the difference in gained workspace, even at a 2 feet distance, is truly noticeable. The same thing holds for an iPad granted that you use it a distance of 1-2 feet.
I think you missed his point. For computer monitors this is true, a higher resolution means more workspace. For the iPad 3 this is not the case. It is scaled so that everything is the same size as the iPad 2, it's just much crisper because of the increased pixel density. If there was no scaling then everything would be crazy small and hard to read. Can you imagine how unusable 1:1 scaling on a 9.7" 2048x1536 display would be?biggrin.gif
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So what would iPad "4" Bring?

So far what i can thing.
Better GPU. You dont need 4 GPUs to get high performance, so more Battery life
Smaller and lighter.
Faster CPU and more Power efficient.
Complete new form?

I think to get the Retina screen they had to but too much battery. Its good but also its heavy. iPad 2 was Borderline for me.
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I think you missed his point. For computer monitors this is true, a higher resolution means more workspace. For the iPad 3 this is not the case. It is scaled so that everything is the same size as the iPad 2, it's just much crisper because of the increased pixel density. If there was no scaling then everything would be crazy small and hard to read. Can you imagine how unusable 1:1 scaling on a 9.7" 2048x1536 display would be?biggrin.gif


I noticed that with Galaxy Nexus Google did not speed too much time with the screen. Because its 720p so text will be so small u cant read it. iPhone 4S does not allow the Text to get that small to see the small pixels.
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