Thursday, April 3rd, marked the 4th anniversary of Steve Jobs’s original iPad unveiling in 2010. I was among those not easily convinced. My initial reaction was something like “whaaaaaaaaat?
But here I am, with nearly three years of iPadding under my belt, and the little machine continues to grow on me. I may have come late to the party, but now I get it, even though my getting elderly
iPad 2 isn’t exactly a sparkling perfumer with its A5 SoC and 1024 x 768 non-Retina display.
I was almost ready to pull the trigger on an iPad hardware upgrade, but got hung up when Apple re-released the 4th-generation iPad with Retina display in March as the entry level full-sized iPad
model, finally replacing the ancient (in an iPad context) iPad 2 in that role.
Reasoning that the iPad 4 was the fastest iPad one could buy less than half a year ago—and now available again in its base 16GB configuration for $399.00—had me reasoning (or at least
rationalizing) that its being (IMHO) the second-best looking iPad model after the iPad 2 added to its appeal, plus it has the high resolution panel and wouldn’t obsolete my iPad 2 accessories. I
concede that the the iPad 3 is virtually identical in appearance…