Well, it has been a three days now since I got the new iPad. I can say that I have had none of the problems I had heard about before buying it.
Battery and Usage
My battery life is incredible, I unplugged it from the charger around 10 am yesterday and when I plugged it back in around 1:30 am it was just down to 20%. That is 15 1/2 hours off the charge and that was with normal use and a good hour or so of playing Angry Birds Space.
Heat and WiFi Signal
As far as heat goes, nothing out of the ordinary here, if anything it seems cooler than my 1st gen iPad and a whole lot cooler than my MacBook. In terms of the stories about weak WiFi strength, again not an issue here. I have been to a couple of public spots now and get great WiFi strength.
While I was out at lunch yesterday at a place that didn’t offer WiFi, I used my LTE connection from Verizon and got 29 Mbps. I played a couple of movie trailers in HD with no buffering issues at all. I can’t wait to switch my next iPhone which will have LTE, over to Verizon!
So those are just a few of my thoughts on the iPad as I use it more and more. One note, my MacBook has not left my desk since I got the iPad.