I picked up my new iPad on launch day and have been loving it. This is my third iPad – I've owned the original iPad and the iPad 2 and loved both. One thing I noticed about the new iPad is what seems to be a noticeable improvement in loudness and clarity of the speaker. I'm not huge audiophile or anything and, to be honest, I'm kinda even surprise I noticed, but it seems that the clarity and strength of the sound coming out of the speaker on my "new" iPad is substantially better than my iPad 2. Unfortunately I no longer have my iPad 2 so I can't do a side-by-side comparison but I was curious if anybody else has noticed a similar improvement in clarity and loudness of the new iPad speaker over previous ones? Every time I watch a video or listen to Pandora I notice how much more rich and clear the sound is on this new iPad. I do remember some comments about the sound quality being improved with the iPad 2 (which I never noticed) but in that case the actual hardware exposure of the device was different so I can imagine bigger changes. In the case of the new iPad it seems so similar to the iPad 2 that I am surprised to hear such an apparent difference in sound quality. For me the difference is most apparent when the volume is turned up to the highest position. The overall loudness seems improved and the clarity and richness of sound when it is loudest seems like a huge improvement. Perhaps they put in better speaker? Or maybe having a slightly thicker case allowed them to better position the speaker? Anyone else hear an improvement themselves or read something about a hardware improvement or read anything in a review that the sound is improved?? Or maybe I am just crazy.