To buy or not to buy the new iPad 2012 (3rd Gen)?

To buy or not to buy the new iPad 2012 (3rd Generation)? That’s the question. I should already pre-order the new iPad if it was available on Malaysia last week. But it is not yet available and getting several negative points that make my purchase decision shaken. iPad is still the best selling tablet on the market. No doubt about that. And I planned to get the new iPad 2012 (3rd Gen) to replace my old iPad (1st Gen). Really love the new Retina display and PowerVR SGX 543MP4 quad-core GPU for hardcore 3D gaming…

The new iPad 2012 (3rd Gen)

The new iPad 2012 (3rd Gen) issues…

The new iPad get warm on the bottom left (portrait mode). Some said it is getting too ‘hot’ to hold comfortably. More info at here. Some said this overheating is getting lesser after few full battery discharge cycles. Or they started to get used to the warmness?

Shorter Battery Life
Users reported that the new iPad does eat more battery while playing the same 3D games compare to iPad 2. Is this true?

Slow Charging
This is known issue because the new iPad has much larger battery capacity than previous version. And it is still using the same charger ~ 10W USB Power Adapter. Or course, it takes longer time to fully charge ~ around 7 to 8 hours.

Do these issues going to hold me back from getting the new iPad 2012 (3rd Gen)? I don’t think so. How about you?


  1. apple really have to thank samsung for their new retina display.
    still wondering why samsung wants help this ingrate? lolz

    still no ipads / apple for me now, too used to android UI ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I am planning to have one soon, maybe get it from Singapore.
    I don’t see the heating issue as “overheat”, it is warmer compare with iPad 2 but not “overheat” which means to damage the device.

    As it having higher display resolution, consuming more power, heating is a “side effect” which acceptable for me. My Galaxy Note also warm up if I play heavy game like Need for Speed.

    This new iPad is a good version to move on as it really improved. Unlike iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S.


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