My new iPad arrived at around 11am, so here are my first thoughts and some unboxing photo’s. More to follow as I compare it to my 1st Generation iPad, with some screengrabs from both to get an idea of the improvement in screen resolution.
The new screen is the first thing that impresses, and the difference between icons for Apple’s updated apps and those still at lower resolution.
The biggest new feature of iTunes 8 is the genius, which works like online services Pandora and LastFM to recommend similar music in the iTunes store, and create smart playlists using the songs you already have. iTunes 8 is a 58.4Mb download available now from the Apple website or through Software Update.
First reviews have now started to appear for the iPhone 3G, along with the usual rush of unboxing photo’s. I’m not looking to get one for a while (if at all) so I’m more interested in the version 2 software for the iPod touch. For those looking for iPhone news, here’s a list of links to the news and views.