New iPad fine print: What Apple isn't bragging about

Apple's new iPad dazzles, but not so much when you take out a magnifying glass to read some of the "fine print"

By Jared Newman, PC World |  Consumerization of IT, Apple, ipad

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Apple's new iPad event was a parade of updated features, from the Retina display to the faster graphics to the optional 4G LTE. Even without Steve Jobs, Apple has proven that it can make a fine show of its latest products.

But as with every Apple event, the company glossed over some of the fine print with its new iPad. Here are a handful of facts that Apple wasn't so eager to boast about:

AT&T Won't Offer Hotspot Yet

The new iPad's 4G models can become Wi-Fi hotspots, serving an LTE connection to up to five other devices. Verizon's on board, telling 9to5Mac that the mobile hotspot feature will be included in the price of data. AT&T, however, has no time frame for offering hotspot in the new iPad. "We are working with Apple to enable this feature in the future, but we currently do not offer it," AT&T said.

The Front-Facing Camera Hasn't Changed

Should you decide to take pictures with the new iPad, you'll find an improved 5-megapixel shooter on the back side, with image stabilization, auto-focus, face detection and 1080p video. Unfortunately, the front-facing camera is still VGA quality (read: 640-by480 resolution). Look on the bright side: The person you're talking to on Facetime won't be able to see your blemishes.

Better GPU, But Same CPU


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