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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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IPAD 4 experience...

I bought IPAD 4 (coming from IPAD3) and i'm restoring my previous definitions /aplications..

My first thoughts:
- It's much more fluid (the scrolling is quicker, the browsing, zoom in, etc)
- Wifi is faster (web browsing experience is much better)
- Frontal camera is much better (the older one was low res...)

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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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I bought IPAD 4 (coming from IPAD3) and i'm restoring my previous definitions /aplications..

My first thoughts:
- It's much more fluid (the scrolling is quicker, the browsing, zoom in, etc)
- Wifi is faster (web browsing experience is much better)
- Frontal is much better (the older one was low res...)
? iPad 3 was low resolution? Please explain. Did Apple upgrade the iPad 4 panel or are you implying LG > Samsung?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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? iPad 3 was low resolution? Please explain. Did Apple upgrade the iPad 4 panel or are you implying LG > Samsung?
I was refering to the frontal camera (just updated my previous message)
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:03 AM   #4
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? iPad 3 was low resolution? Please explain. Did Apple upgrade the iPad 4 panel or are you implying LG > Samsung?
He's talking about the camera, which is now 720p. The old one was indeed atrocious - not just on the iPad 3, but the iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch 4.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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My overall first impression is the speed hike, boy is this thing fast, a really noticeable performance hit. Multi apps are smooth, the typing is faster and more accurate, in short this is what the ipad3 should have been..For anybody who thinks this is just a small update, you really need to try one, it flies, and I'm not so easily impressed. It does make you wonder why this wasn't the three, and completely explains why Apple have pulled it from sale....Head to head, the three just wouldn't stand a chance up against this.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:06 AM   #6
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is syncing photos/music/apps through iTunes any faster with the iPad 4 over the 3?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:08 AM   #7
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My overall first impression is the speed hike, boy is this thing fast, a really noticeable performance hit. Multi apps are smooth, the typing is faster and more accurate, in short this is what the ipad3 should have been..For anybody who thinks this is just a small update, you really need to try one, it flies, and I'm not so easily impressed. It does make you wonder why this wasn't the three, and completely explains why Apple have pulled it from sale....Head to head, the three just wouldn't stand a chance up against this.
This is what my feeling was when it was announced.

Plus, that speed boost sets Apple ahead of the game for another year. That will let battery tech gain some ground, and allow for a total redesign for the iPad 5.

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is syncing photos/music/apps through iTunes any faster with the iPad 4 over the 3?
I'd like to know this as well. It seemed horrendously slow on the 3...
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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This is what my feeling was when it was announced.

Plus, that speed boost sets Apple ahead of the game for another year. That will let battery tech gain some ground, and allow for a total redesign for the iPad 5.

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I'd like to know this as well. It seemed horrendously slow on the 3...
agreed.. especially photos it took a good 30 minutes or more to sync at least 1000 photos.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:11 AM   #9
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is syncing photos/music/apps through iTunes any faster with the iPad 4 over the 3?
I have iTunes match , and the syncing in iTunes was almost automatic (but it doesn't download almost anything besides the album names & convers).

Photo syncing was very fast (aroung 100 photos & two 30 second videos).


App syncing (with wifi) was not as fast as i would expected, but it must be because a lot of people as myself must be at this time syncing all their apps.
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agreed.. especially photos it took a good 30 minutes or more to sync at least 1000 photos.
I've got a bunch of photos to copy over so will report back when they have done.
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I've got a bunch of photos to copy over so will report back when they have done.
thanks! i hope its a lot quicker, you would think with lightning connector. it could also be a iTunes issue maybe.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:17 AM   #12
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Another thrilled upgrader here. I can really speed increase over the 3rd gen. Newstand magazines (Like engadget distro) which were sluggish before are zipping around, as does app switching.

All the reviews I read seem to indicate that usb transfers would not be increased, but I restored my profile from my backup and I'm sure it took about half the time it used to. Anybody else finding this?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:20 AM   #13
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I think this is all in your head.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:23 AM   #14
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Copying 500 photos took approximately 2 minutes, that seems faster, but I never really took a lot of notice before...start it going and make coffee was the usual routine...I think it is faster but I can't swear to it.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:25 AM   #15
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Does it run as warm as the 3?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:27 AM   #16
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Does it run as warm as the 3?
I must play a little to check that, but right now i can't do that...
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Copying 500 photos took approximately 2 minutes, that seems faster, but I never really took a lot of notice before...start it going and make coffee was the usual routine...I think it is faster but I can't swear to it.
did you have the iPhoto cache folder? that makes them go faster.. I deleted mine from the photos I will be adding and wondering if that will be fast.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:59 AM   #18
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gave my iPad3 away.. bought an iPad4, mainly cuz I hope itīs faster when transferring movies, etc from our NAS
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:25 AM   #19
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He's talking about the camera, which is now 720p. The old one was indeed atrocious - not just on the iPad 3, but the iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch 4.
iPhone 4 camera sucked? Um no.

http://www.thomasjknight.com/images.html#

All taken with an iP4
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iPhone 4 camera sucked? Um no.

http://www.thomasjknight.com/images.html#

All taken with an iP4
I just got off FaceTime with a buddy in Boston who also got his 4 today...The HD camera is also a hell of an improvement too. As far as I can tell, I can't find any flaws in this at all...The only gripe is the fact that this should have been the 3. Folks coming from the 2 to this, and who kept their money when the 3 was released sure did the right thing.
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iPhone 4 camera sucked? Um no.

http://www.thomasjknight.com/images.html#

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read. they're talking about the facetime camera.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:32 AM   #22
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I love my iPad 4. Not much different to my first gen iPad though. ;(
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I just got off FaceTime with a buddy in Boston who also got his 4 today...The HD camera is also a hell of an improvement too. As far as I can tell, I can't find any flaws in this at all...The only gripe is the fact that this should have been the 3. Folks coming from the 2 to this, and who kept their money when the 3 was released sure did the right thing.
Oh sure, just KEEP talking about how great it is while mine is still driving around in the FedEx truck ...



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I love my iPad 4. Not much different to my first gen iPad though. ;(

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Oh sure, just KEEP talking about how great it is while mine is still driving around in the FedEx truck ...



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Keep looking out the window...it will come..
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Keep looking out the window...it will come..
Hahaha, thanks. I was surprised how much I use my iPad: my 3rd gen shipped out on Tuesday (and was boxed since Monday), so I keep thinking, "Let me grab my .... oh yeah ... well, dammit, where's my iPhone ..."

Our deliveries tend to be late out here at the beach, though the it did say before 4:30p (it's usually closer to 6:30-7p!)
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