Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A frustrated Galaxy User

In the post on the Apple critic/monlogist "anonymous" posted a rumor on the new iPad.   He stated "I have just read that consumer report engineers have given the new ipad a very bad report."   Actually, that is not accurate.   The Huffington Post Technology section does a credible job of explaining what Consumer reports actual said "When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period.") but it's nonetheless aggravated more than a few users (and created enough of a buzz to warrant a response from the usually comment-less Apple)."   Device users can be grumpy about a raft of issues and some of them are justified.  In this case, based on my own experience and on the raft of reviews listed in the Huff Post meta-review, the comments of Anonymous are inaccurate.

Here also is one consumer response. (My own)  I have used the iPad 3 since it came out and have not had a problem with heat.  Apple commented “The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare."
I have always allowed Anonymous posters to add comments to my blog.  While I moderate comments, I have never censored a comment that I disagreed with - however this one looked a lot to me like a frustrated Samsung user.  The display on this device is superb.  The response of it is great.   I have noticed a bit less battery life - although it is hard to calibrate a device until it has been run through a couple of cycles.

So for those of you who want to try to spread silliness - I am happy to post your comments. (as long as you do not get obscene or inflammatory) At the same time I will feel free to add my own experience here.   In the first few days of use; this is a good upgrade to a great product.

1 comment:

Dr. Tax in Sacramento said...

CNET posted an article today which said "Yes, the new iPad runs warmer than its predecessor. But it's no hotter than your average laptop, and not extreme enough to change our overall opinion of the device." See http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57401047-37/confirmed-new-ipads-heat-a-non-issue/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&tag=nl.e703