Walt Mossberg: Using The New [iPad] Display Is Like Getting A New Eyeglasses Prescription

Posted Mar 15, 2012

When Walt Mossberg ranks Apple devices, the company listens carefully. Mossberg was very good friends with Steve Jobs before he passed away and his reviews were important to the late Apple CEO. Mossberg has been a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal since 1970. In his review of the newest iPad, it appears that he highly recommends it… but not if you are already happy with your iPad 2.

“Using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription ? you suddenly realize what you thought looked sharp before wasn?t nearly as sharp as it could be,” said Mossberg in his review of the new iPad.

Mossberg also pointed out that the device’s key improvements have strengthened its position as the best tablet on the market. The text looks sharper and photos look richer. “My epiphany came when I placed my iPad 2 next to the new model, with the same text on the screen. Letters and words that had seemed sharp on the older model five minutes earlier suddenly looked fuzzier.”

However Mossberg went on to add “If you already own an iPad 2, and like it, you shouldn?t feel like you have to rush out to buy the new one.”

Mossberg’s bottom line:
“Since it launched in 2010, the iPad has been the best tablet on the planet. With the new, third-generation model, it still holds that crown.”