“Are the new iPads worth the cost? Yes. In concert with Apple’s phenomenal App Store and iTunes digital ecosystem (including the brilliant iTunes U), the iPad lineup produces a user experience that is unmatched,” Michael deAgonia writes for Computerworld.
“My only real complaint is the lack of the TouchID fingerprint sensor found in Apple’s iPhone 5S,” deAgonia writes. “TouchID is one of those features that is difficult to let go of once you grow accustomed to using it.”
“Last year, the iPad Mini represented a compromise between portability and power/screen quality. In many ways, it and the larger iPad looked and felt like very different tablets. This year’s iPad Minis no longer force you to make that compromise; the 2013 models offer virtually the same power/performance and battery life as the larger iPads, but in a smaller, lighter enclosure. That makes it easier for buyers: All you have to do is decide which size iPad you want and how much storage space you need — and buy accordingly,” deAgonia writes. “The name may say Mini, but the capabilities are not.”
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