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Thinner, lighter, battery life?

iPad 2: 0.346in. thick, 1.33lbs (Wi-Fi model)
iPad "3": 0.37in. thick, 1.44lbs (Wi-Fi model)

If you go from using an iPad 2 to a 3rd gen, I highly doubt you're going to notice a 0.03in. difference in thickness...as well as it being 0.11lbs heavier. I believe the only way you could tell such difference is if you had the two side-by-side. Even then, I think you're just nitpicking. It's not like the new one is a whole pound heavier and an inch thicker.

Oh, and battery life, both are rated for up to 10 hours. No difference there. Real-world battery life might differ though. It's hard to tell since the new one isn't out yet.
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Showing photos to clients in that resolution would be extremely useful. Don't make it out to be totally useless.

In what way? I'm just curious what the advantage is over, say, an ipad/ipad2 screen, for example. Are we talking about showing someone a photo on the ipad itself?
    
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The should of focused less on that screen and spent that time/money on improving it as a whole product....
It many ways it's a big step back from the Ipad 2

Why? The screen is 98% of the tablet. That is what you look at, touch, and receive feedback from. The screen makes the tablet. That kind of logic is along the line of people who spend $1500+ on a computer then get a rinky dinky display and complain about their experience.

Aside from that, they bumped the ram, improved the graphics by adding two more cores, added an antenna for just about every band that exists on this planet, updated the rear camera, ect... They did this while keeping battery life the same.
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In what way? I'm just curious what the advantage is over, say, an ipad/ipad2 screen, for example. Are we talking about showing someone a photo on the ipad itself?

Yes.

There's software/apps that allow you to import photos directly from your camera (namely DSLR's) to your iPad. This is handy for professional photographers so they can show their clients the photos that they just took right on the spot with an iPad. Having a high-PPI display just improves the look of your photos, makes them clearer, crisper, etc.
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Not sure how much of an improvement over the Ipad 2.

I have an IPad 2 64 GB and an Asus Transformer 32GB. I gave my wife the IPad for one reason... ITunes.

It has to be the most frustrating, proprietary and inefficient way of managing files I have ever seen. On the Transformer (or even my kid's $200 Kobo Vox), connect via USB, drag and drop videos, music, ebooks, pictures etc and away you go.

With the IPad everything has to be managed through ITunes, videos have to be converted etc. The IPad may be a decent piece of hardware but the software interface is flat out crap.
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Not sure how much of an improvement over the Ipad 2.
I have an IPad 2 64 GB and an Asus Transformer 32GB. I gave my wife the IPad for one reason... ITunes.
It has to be the most frustrating, proprietary and inefficient way of managing files I have ever seen. On the Transformer (or even my kid's $200 Kobo Vox), connect via USB, drag and drop videos, music, ebooks, pictures etc and away you go.
With the IPad everything has to be managed through ITunes, videos have to be converted etc. The IPad may be a decent piece of hardware but the software interface is flat out crap.

+1.
Precisely why I went with the Cowon S9 over an iDevice. ITunes has left a bitter taste in my mouth. Last time I checked, it was pretty heavy and definitely unnecessary ... unless you have an i-thing.

I do appreciate the screen improvement though. This will probably push the android end (*cough* ASUS *cough*) to try for a 2500x1600 (or close) one soon. Mostly overkill, but i won't complain lol
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Yes.
There's software/apps that allow you to import photos directly from your camera (namely DSLR's) to your iPad. This is handy for professional photographers so they can show their clients the photos that they just took right on the spot with an iPad. Having a high-PPI display just improves the look of your photos, makes them clearer, crisper, etc.
Ah, I see. I wasn't sure if it had to do with the supported external display or something like that.
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Not sure how much of an improvement over the Ipad 2.
I have an IPad 2 64 GB and an Asus Transformer 32GB. I gave my wife the IPad for one reason... ITunes.
It has to be the most frustrating, proprietary and inefficient way of managing files I have ever seen. On the Transformer (or even my kid's $200 Kobo Vox), connect via USB, drag and drop videos, music, ebooks, pictures etc and away you go.
With the IPad everything has to be managed through ITunes, videos have to be converted etc. The IPad may be a decent piece of hardware but the software interface is flat out crap.

I never hated iTunes like most people, but I also saw no value in having to use it either. Seems like the single positive advancement that Apple's made with iTunes and iOS is the ability to utilize their cloud service. Yes, you'd have to first upload your files from some device running iTunes first, but at least once it's there, it's there, and as long as you rely solely on iTunes (on your device) for obtaining media files, it's all dumped to their cloud. I still think they're behind the times though. But to me, with my ipod touch, the only advantage of iOS 5 was getting updates for the OS directly to the device rather than interfacing with iTunes.

But really, with so many more alternatives to iphones, ipods, and ipads, iTunes has become a detriment to Apple's products, and it seems like they're picking up on that.
    
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Not sure how much of an improvement over the Ipad 2.
I have an IPad 2 64 GB and an Asus Transformer 32GB. I gave my wife the IPad for one reason... ITunes.
It has to be the most frustrating, proprietary and inefficient way of managing files I have ever seen. On the Transformer (or even my kid's $200 Kobo Vox), connect via USB, drag and drop videos, music, ebooks, pictures etc and away you go.
With the IPad everything has to be managed through ITunes, videos have to be converted etc. The IPad may be a decent piece of hardware but the software interface is flat out crap.

Agreed, iTunes needs to go die in a fire.
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