NYT’s Pogue reviews new Apple iPad: ‘Incredibly sharp and clear; dazzling’

“The biggest new feature [of the new iPad] is what Apple calls the Retina display: like the one on the iPhone 4S, it’s a very, very sharp screen. It’s four times as sharp as the iPad 2 — in fact, it’s the sharpest ever on a mobile device,” David Pogue writes for The New York Times. “In principle, that avalanche of pixels (and their increased color saturation) means that photos, videos, maps and text should look jaw-droppingly good — and, in apps that have been rewritten for the new screen, they do. Apple’s own apps, like Photos, Maps and iBooks, are just incredibly sharp and clear.”

“So are Apple’s inexpensive, newly enhanced iPad apps — iMovie, GarageBand, the Numbers spreadsheet and the Pages word processor. And as touch-screen apps go, the new iPhoto for iOS is a masterpiece,” Pogue writes. “Similarly, high-definition videos look dazzling. This is the world’s first tablet that can actually show you hi-def movies in full 1080p high definition.”

Pogue writes, “My Verizon test unit got download speeds ranging from 6 to 29 megabits a second in San Francisco, Boston and New York — in many cases, faster than home cable-modem service. According to tests by PC Magazine and others, AT&T’s 4G network is smaller, but often faster. No doubt about it: life begins at 4G… For the same price as before, you can now get an updated iPad that’s still better-looking, better integrated and more consistently designed than any of its rivals.”

Read more in the full article here.

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Fox News’ Morris reviews new Apple iPad: ‘Easily the best tablet I’ve ever seen; a giant leap for connected mankind’ – March 15, 2012
The Verge’s Topolsky reviews new Apple iPad: ‘Otherworldly; easily the most beautiful computer display I have ever looked at’ – March 15, 2012
WSJ’s Mossberg reviews new Apple iPad: ‘The best tablet on the planet’ – March 15, 2012
USA Today’s Baig reviews new Apple iPad: ‘The finest tablet you can buy – period’ – March 15, 2012


  1. True to his pattern of shielding himself from criticism as an Apple fanboy, Pogue slips in a number of “meh” remarks and makes a federal case out of the naming “controversy”—but still has to admit that the new iPad trounces the so-called competition.

  2. What a refreshing day, when MDN can forego the snide remarks about the NYT.

    @jane: Pogue isn’t a fanboy, but an honest reporter. He’s leveled legitimate criticism against Apple in the past.

    For all the MDN religious fanatics who love to attack reporters who don’t adulate Apple with every sentence: Apple deserves honest coverage, otherwise it will become as complacent as the Redmond gang. Nothing is perfect, nor should it be reported as such.

    1. I appreciate your comments, Mike.

      I didn’t say David was a fanboy, only that he seems sensitive to being so labeled. He is an honest and good journalist, not perfect, but always readable. When I used to read MacWorld I always started from the back page to get his take on things.

      David’s not actually NYT, but freelance.

      MDN is fair, crediting NYT when credit is due, but merciless otherwise. There have been various missteps lately, and as a subscriber, I have complained to them in writing.

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