Editors Liked

  • Jawdropping
  • Better than 1080p video quality
  • Still/Video camera greatly improved
  • Fast 4G LTE data access (optional, requires monthly service)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and still the best tablet experience
  • Gorgeous Retina display with 2,048 x 1,536 pixels
  • Better camera performance
  • Competitive price points
  • Beautiful industrial design
  • Good battery life
  • Sharp 5-MP camera with 1080p video
  • Improved AirPlay functionality
  • Best tablet app selection
  • LTE support here in the US, coupled with GSM roaming internationally, delivers data extra fast

Editors Didn't Like

  • STILL no Flash video support
  • Slightly more sluggish powerup/down than before
  • LTE only works in North America
  • Heavier than its predecessor
  • Thicker and heavier than the iPad 2
  • Runs a tad warm
  • No microSD memory card slot
  • Comparatively little on-board storage
  • Especially for a HD-media-oriented device
  • Front facing camera still only VGA quality
  • Can't FaceTime over 4G
  • 50MB limit for iTunes downloads over 4G
  • Front camera doesn't do HD
  • Only Verizon iPad offers wireless hotspot feature for now; AT&T may be coming soon
  • Nearly all updates to tech specs are used to beef up the "retina" display; very few performance improvements over the iPad 2 otherwise
  • Still no Siri