We just got some time with the new iPad, have a look at the gallery below for some shots of the device including macro shots of the new Retina Display.

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  • meloz - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    Makes you wonder about the future of e-readers? Sure the e-ink is still somewhat easier on eyes, but with such high PPI the tablets will be 'good enough' for many people. Reply
  • Articuno - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    Not at $499 it won't be. Reply
  • Kamen75 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    ...And the Nook Simple Touch's 60 hour battery life. Reply
  • scook9 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    Not if you take it outside..... Reply
  • name99 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    You are assuming that these particular features are the features that matter to users. One could equally well say that
    - Hi DPI color
    - ability to read PDFs at a reasonable size
    are the essential features eBook readers care about. Certainly they are the features I personally care about.

    Bottom line is you are doing the very old, very boring, very juvenile thing of saying "I care immensely about feature X, therefore the whole world does".

    What we do know is that iPads have sold in huge numbers, and that Apple is happy to publicize their sales numbers. Amazon has been cagy about Kindle numbers, and refuses to state the split between Kindle eInk and Kindle Fire sales. I don't know what they're trying to hide (low-priced Kindle eInk are all the sales? Tablets are the future and no-one wants Kindle eInk?) but they certainly don't seem confident about the long-term future of eInk readers.
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  • Metaluna - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    You're forgetting that the costs of developing and maintaining a single-function eInk reader with a minimal OS have to be much, much less than a mainstream tablet, and as such there's no reason why eInk can't continue to be a sustainable niche market. Reply
  • name99 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    The original poster was not talking about niche markets. He was talking about
    "Makes you wonder about the future of e-readers? ... the tablets will be 'good enough' for many people."

    That's my point. We have already REACHED the "good enough for most people" point. Even Amazon appears to think this given they released the Fire (though, as I said, they are being so cagey about releasing information who knows what they think or hope for).
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  • tim851 - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - link

    Okay, scook9 says "Not if you take it outside" and you call that "very old, very boring, very juvenile".

    Great comment!
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  • PeteH - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    That is really gorgeous. Reply

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