The most visible feature of the new iPad is, of course, its “retina” display. If you haven’t seen one yet, check it out. It really makes photos and video pop in a way that you’ve never seen on a mobile device.
The problem with this is that it means you’ll start to only want photos, games, apps, videos and movies that look great on this screen.
Meanwhile, what may quietly be the best capability of the new iPad is its blazing fast 4G LTE cellular Internet connection. I was initially skeptical that I’d even want LTE, but after reading the first reviews, I traded in my new Wi-Fi-only iPad for a Verizon LTE model. And, seriously, it is impossibly fast mobile Internet access.
This, combined with Apple’s iCloud and iTunes services, suggest a future where it really is possible to stream anything, anywhere, anytime. Where every song, movie, photo, magazine, textbook, whatever in the world can be streamed to your device on-demand.