Apple iPad 3 review: Hotter than ever

22 March 2012
So, the iPad is dead, long live the iPad. That's also part of the deal. The retirement of the first-generation of the Apple tablet is nothing out of the ordinary. There used to be the iPad and the iPad 2. Now, we have the iPad and the iPad 2 is the backup, the second choice...

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  • Anonymous

Rival pad selections should mention the Toshiba (Excite) AT-200 which is now thinnest Tablet in the world at 7.7 mm thick because 'NEW' ipad got thicker than ipad 2
It is better than ipad 2 in every aspect so it worth a mention

  • Tim

Wonder how other manufacturers will deal with quad core hot boxes. There are iPad's galore every however I still have not come across a real need to have one. I already have 3 mobiles to cover my business travels and iPad or similar does not add any functionality or benefit to what I already have. The problem with all tablets is they all have software limitations what they can really do and even a good netbook can be cheaper and better.

  • Anonymous

The heat is way overblown. Many cellphones gets hotter. The new iPad is simply the best tablet out there by far. And to whomever say the resolution on the LCD screen is not much of an upgrade don't have a clue on what they're talking about. Lol!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Mar 2012Instead of officially calling it the "New" iPad. They ... moreWonder how long it will take before they start exploding...

  • Sepehr

What about "Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7" Review?

  • Mohammed

Thank you for your review. It gives the full picture. I am using an android phone and planning to buy new Ipad.

  • Anonymous

Instead of officially calling it the "New" iPad. They should call the "Hot" iPad literally...

  • Anonymous

The worst multitasking gestures i ever seen. Do people do that and the guy is struggling with it. made me laugh, good for apple fans and they can go and use it until it dies as it doesnt charge while using and heats up so much that they can cook eggs and sausages and eat while browsing. Why dont people get it the simple point Apple is making all fools. Most bloggers are so biased already because the heating problem in ipad is a big issue but they all are ignoring. The simple reason is the dual core processor and quad core graphics are working all times to give its best effort what happens when it fails. Because the life cycle depends also on the working of the components and if the components heat up so badly the life time is short if thats what apple wants. Its so disappointing product from apple. people looking at retina display which is not necessary in the first place rather than looking at the product itself.

  • Art

john, 22 Mar 2012of course the ipad is the best.... Who else can cook eggs on the... morethat's hilarious ;)
was going to type the same thing. Apple should advertise it as 2 in 1 Ipad and Ipan lol

  • Pl

No charging whilst in use? I'm charging mine right now as I'm typing this and percentage is still increasing while in use. I think they mean whilst playing hardcore games where power is drained faster than it is being charged.

  • john

of course the ipad is the best.... Who else can cook eggs on their tablet? Lol

  • AnonD-47283

"No charging while in use"


  • Anonymous

dissapointing update for otherwise a great iPad2. Sigh...

  • AnonD-4254

I've read the review and it seems they've done some serious specs into this one. But specs don't make the deal completely...

For existing Apple users: Its a great machine, go for it if you feel you need it.

For Samsung/ Nokia/ other Android users: Apple products have their own restrictions which, if you don't get used to, will annoy you like hell... Avoid any applr product for long term if you hate such restrictions.

This is as unbiased as I can get... Personally, I hate Apple for their policies...

  • Anonymous

Another hit for Apple. I think they've really seized this market.

  • AnonD-21632

No charging while in use? So ridiculous.

  • Devil

Great review GSMArena..

Not a fan of iPad, but the review is very good. Well done!