The iPad 3 hits store shelves tomorrow, so the review embargo ended last night. A roundup of the good reviews to read goes a little something like this:
Long story short: the display is unparalleled. The CPU isn’t any faster, though, so if you were hoping looking for a big performance boost over the iPad 2, this is not the iPad you were looking for. The battery nearly quadrupled in capacity, but that’s just to maintain 10 hours of battery in the face of the demanding new display, 4G LTE networking, and the beefier GPU to push all those pixels.
Instead of making a large performance leap like the iPad 2 did over the original, the iPad 3 is about making an incredible improvement to the thing that matters most on a buttonless tablet, and polishing the rest of the experience. If that’s interesting to you, give it a gander. My 64GB 4G Verizon model arrives tomorrow, and I’ll post my thoughts after spending some time with it.