Happy St Patrick’s Day! Instead of bumbling around drunk, I’m happily unboxing my new iPad, Smart Cover, and Camera Connection Kit today. I got the [amazon_link id="B00746UR2E" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]64 gigabyte black[/amazon_link] version, not the [amazon_link id="B00746VKG6" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]4G LTE [/amazon_link] because I rarely use my iPad (1st generation) at a place without Wifi and I don’t see that changing for me. The model number of my iPad is Mc707ll/a. I also bought the camera connection kit and the red Apple smart cover.
The [amazon_link id="B003K1EYM6" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]camera connection kit[/amazon_link] is not exclusive to the iPad 3. It allows you to connect your digital camera or digital storage SD card directly to the iPad. This purchase made sense to me because the new iPad has higher resolution than my MacBook Pro has so it’s worth using for photos.
Unboxing this Apple product is, as usual, a pleasure. Opening the box is easy and the product itself, the new iPad is perched on top of a molded plastic frame with space for the usual Apple idevice cable, the 10V usb power cable, and the Designed in California paperwork folder. There is no pin because the iPad is not the 4G LTE version. The iPad is wrapped, as per usual, in clear plastic, and easy to remove.
It is immediately clear to me that it is lighter than my 1st generation iPad but I understand from the specs that the new iPad is a little heavier than iPad 2. I’m a little concerned that the magnets on the SmartCover won’t hold the new iPad. At first I had no problem, but after lifting it a few times by the cover, the iPad did fall off, so be careful if this is your setup!
I’ll be back soon with a review of the new iPad
Super Gadget Guy