Got mine yesterday. Just the base model plus the camera connect kit. Spent a couple of hours in the stores trying all the other tablets..voicecoils wrote:I have my new 3rd gen iPad now, I picked it up on Friday when they were released.
Ended up getting the 32gb 4G model which gives me more room to upload photos when traveling. The screen is stunning as expected, 197x148mm with 2048x1536 pixels. The ability to play 1080p video displayed natively on something so portable is also sweet.
To set it up, all I had to do was connect to wifi, and it remotely downloaded a backed up copy of everything on my old iPad 2 from the iCloud servers.
The 5MP camera is surprisingly good although I can't imagine using it out of the house, except in desperation.
The extra weight & thickness do not detract from usability/portability and I'm happy to have a 70% bigger battery as a tradeoff. More lipo!
Very intuitive to setup and use. Runs very smooth. Screen is superb. The text is much sharper than the pictures in the browser
Voice recognition is surprisingly accurate and fast, especially with my accent
They done well with the battery life too.
Rear-facing camera appears to be sharper than the ContourHD, not sure how useful it will be though.