April 02, 2012, 11:32 AM —
Remember that kid in high school? The one who scored straight A’s, was in the local news every other month for their charity project, and who, from the looks of them, woke up every morning in tandem with a team of hairdressers and fashion consultants? Think of how awfully great it would have been to be walking out to the parking lot one day to find them locked out of their car, in the rain, with a mustard stain on the white letter on their varsity jacket.
That’s the kind of feeling that seemed to be floating around the web after the release of “The New iPad,” known in most circles as the “iPad 3” or “third-generation iPad.” It arrived with almost exactly what people expected: 4G/LTE capabilities, a brilliantly high-resolution Retina display, and a market hungry to upgrade their perfectly fine earlier models for this new thing. If your job was to write about new and interesting developments in personal technology, what could you really say: “Highly anticipated Apple device delivers on expectations for Apple fans?”