This blog sets out to bring together experiences of archaeologists using iPads.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
New iPad Review: A Sharper Focus for Apple’s Tablet
Remarkably high resolution and LTE wireless broadband make the market-dominating tablet even more formidable.
Apple, as everyone knows, has an exceptional track record for
revolutionizing the product categories it enters. But it’s at least as
talented at — I hope this is a word — evolutionizing them.
It’s a remarkably predictable process. The company starts by
releasing an epoch-shifting gadget such as the first iPod, Phone or
iPad. Then it relentlessly improves it, refining the original idea with
additional polish and better technology on a more-or-less yearly
The new iPad, which went on sale on March 16,
is all about that additional polish and better technology. Which means
that Apple’s unexpected decision to call it simply “iPad,” with no
modifier, makes sense. This isn’t a different kind of iPad —
it’s the device the company envisioned from the start, brought into
sharper focus. (It loaned me a new iPad with Verizon wireless broadband
for this review.)