There have been a lot of strong opinions floating around concerning the new iPad and all the flaws that might come with it, namely an overheating problem and issues with the Silane Z-6011 adhesive causing a nasty discoloration of the screen. While it does run at a slightly higher temperature than its predecessor, it’s nothing out of the ordinary for tablets in general.
As far as the screen discoloration goes – it’s been known to fix itself, and is actually a recurring issue for Apple’s (News - Alert) mobile devices. Regardless, both minor problems are still frustrating and shouldn’t be present in such an expensive and premium brand of tablet.
That said – Consumer Reports still see the third generation iPad as the new standard for tablets, and with good reason. Never before has a mobile device possessed such an unusually high-resolution screen, and that could quite possibly be the biggest game-changer in the world of tablets yet.
“The iPad's display is the best we've seen. It has remarkable fidelity, achieving the highest score we've ever recorded for color accuracy in a tablet,” Consumer Reports announced. “As a result of the standout performance of the new iPad's screen, we have recalibrated our standard of excellence for tablet screens.”
This is huge; just the screen of the new iPad alone is so remarkable, that a major player in the game of consumer-oriented reviews have completely revised the way they rank an entire class of gadgets. Not everyone has jumped on the Apple bandwagon just yet, but overall this most recent iPad is in a class all its own. It would be no surprise whatsoever if competitors begin dramatically upping the resolution on their devices in the near future – it actually might be unavoidable not to, if they want to survive in the tablet market, that is.
Bottom line is – the new iPad is dominating the market, and consumers have generally preferred the iPad over Android tablets for some time now. With the major improvements that came with the third generation devices, that popularity will only continue to grow.
Edited by Jennifer Russell