My new iPad arrived at 12:23 PM on Friday, March 16th. The FedEx driver laughed when he reported that this was the first delivery he had made where the customer wasn’t waiting outside for him. At our house, he had to actually ring the doorbell to get us to the door.
After setting up the new iPad from my latest iPad 2 backup, I immediately noticed the difference in screen resolution. Text was incredibly sharp on the new device. I also notice a marked increase in performance for such things as zooming the screen in and out (I rely heavily on Accessibility Options).
I next logged into the AT&T website and updated the cellular device data to move my unlimited Plan from the old iPad 2 to the new iPad. This was done without a hitch.
On Saturday, I actually took the new iPad on the road for a test of the LTE connection. Orlando is one of the lucky locations in which AT&T has LTE service.
To say the least, I was nicely surprised. Riding down t he road, I performed a “speed test” and was blown away by the results. Over 20 Mgps download and over 12 Mbps upload. Later on that afternoon, while manning my usual post at a local mall, I re-ran the test and too a screen capture of the results. Note the LTE logo at the upper left of the screen.
- Apple’s new iPad screen gets compared to iPad 2 under a microscope (slashgear.com)
- ‘New’ iPad Review: Is A Better Screen Enough? (gizmodo.com.au)