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Old 03-16-2012, 04:57 AM   #1
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Talking My iPad 3 just arrived!

9:55 am CET (Germany).
Just unboxing it...

Sorry for the glare of the pics. I didn't have the patience to find a better spot for taking the photos...

So far: Why didn't those fools add any Hi-Res pictures?
I want to see the Retina-quality...
For now, I don't see any difference to, let's say, Samsung Galaxy Note.

I've downloaded a Hi-Res (1920 x 1440) pic from "Ice Age". Hard to tell in a photo, but the display quality certainly is nice of course. But from first impressions, it's absolutely no "quantum leap".

HansTWN gave me the tip, to test the Kindle app. As you can see from the description in the Kindle app, it's "optimized for the new iPad retina display".
It's impossible to tell form these (admittedly not very good) snapshots: Obviously, there's no visible pixels of course. Personally, I wouldn't have any problems at all, using iPad 3 as a reader (don't have problems with my "normal" tablets either, though).

I didn't see any mention of it: The smart cover of iPad 2 fits without any problems.
I'll still check in the Apple store, whether there are any differences between the smart covers for iPad and iPad 3.

I've had 2 back shields for iPad 2. Surprisingly the back shields of iPad 2 don't fit for iPad 3.
I was a bit skeptical because of the slightly different depth.
But, to my surprise, the problem is in the height! Although Apple's comparison claims identical height and width. Maybe the different depth slightly changes the curved edges, so they don't fit anymore?
Anyway...no way to make them fit.
EDIT: With some force I could fit iPad 3 into the Marware Back Shield. It's a tight fit. But I figure, iPad 3 won't take any harm. In the worst case the shield breaks. But for now I simply want the back to have protection against scratches. Actually, I worry more about the back than about the screen..

So much for now...
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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Congratulations!

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And also, nice singlet you're wearing there
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:28 AM   #3
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Awaiting more pix

And also, nice singlet you're wearing there
Damn' reflection.
Directly out of bed...
Nice of you, not to mention my hair.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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Ewwwww. Another tablet touching the iPad! Nooooooooooo! Lol. Just kidding.

Nice though. I'll be getting mine sometime later this morning.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #6
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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Which application do you use for reading manga and comics ( .rar, cbr ) and adapted for the new screen ?
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Which application do you use for reading manga and comics ( .rar, cbr ) and adapted for the new screen ?
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I only use Comic Zeal. No idea yet, though, whether it's improved for Retina.
I'm not reading comics anyway, just (as always) collecting them.

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Got mine too. when the FedEx driver came up he was smiling cause I went & opened the door. I said " delivering a lot of these" he said yeah, everybody is at their door waiting."

Lol. Anyway. Beautiful screen. I love it.
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Got mine too. when the FedEx driver came up he was smiling cause I went & opened the door. I said " delivering a lot of these" he said yeah, everybody is at their door waiting."
That's exactly what my FedEx guy said to me. He said that every other package today is an iPad.
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That's exactly what my FedEx guy said to me. He said that every other package today is an iPad.
Really? I expected it to be every package. Perhaps the other packages are iPad accessories (e.g. cases, docks, etc)
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Mine arrived late in the day - courier said he had a van full of them this morning! Up and running in 30 mins - got to love iCloud backup/restore - and it's just like an iPad, but with a truly great screen!
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Mine arrived late in the day - courier said he had a van full of them this morning! Up and running in 30 mins - got to love iCloud backup/restore - and it's just like an iPad, but with a truly great screen!
Yeah the restore was super quick. My apps are still downloading but I've been up & running using the iPad as soon as the restore was over. Extremely painless.
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Yeah the restore was super quick. My apps are still downloading but I've been up & running using the iPad as soon as the restore was over. Extremely painless.
Curious, how big are your iPad back-ups? Mine is at 3GB so I'm estimating restore from iCloud to take at least 20 mins and that's not even counting content I'd need to re-download to the iPad (apps and over 30GB worth of comics and manga).
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I went in & turned off a lot of backing up on certain apps that I thought was unnessecary. I also cleaned up my iPad quite a bit of redundant apps or games I haven't played in a while. So it was a good time for cleaning.
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