“Everybody’s excited about the new Apple iPad’s high-resolution screen. But ultimately, the Retina display is just a pretty face. It can’t do anything that the screens on previous models couldn’t do,” Mike Elgan reports for Computerworld.
“In fact, just about all of the features that are considered “new” in the new iPad are really just bigger helpings of the old capabilities: More pixels on the screen,” Elgan reports. “More graphics performance. More megapixels in the camera. More megabits per second with the mobile broadband connection. There’s more of everything. But what’s fundamentally different?”
Elgan reports, “One of the least appreciated new features is one that truly brings entirely new capabilities to the iPad. That feature is Bluetooth 4.0 support… The new iPad is the first tablet that supports Bluetooth 4.0. Similarly, the iPhone 4S was the first major smartphone to support Bluetooth 4.0. Why is Apple so much more aggressive than other companies with this particular technology?”
“The new Bluetooth can do so much more than connect a clunky earpiece. Bluetooth 4.0 isn’t just a little better than the version currently built into most mobile devices. It’s massively better.,” Elgan reports. “I believe Bluetooth 4.0 support will really set the iPad apart and usher in a new generation of connectivity options that consumers and professionals alike never even imagined.”