Matt Alexander’s stellar review of the new iPad:

The device in my hands — although deceptive in its appearance — could not have been further from its predecessor in those moments. Both the original iPad and the iPad 2 were defined by their novelty, but this device is characterized by a distinct sense of maturity.

This is one of the better iPad reviews I’ve read yet. I suggest you start with the prequel.

Also, this nerdy bit stood out to me because I instantly noticed the same thing during my Verizon LTE setup process:

Helplessly waiting for the various informational screens to proceed, I absorbed the Retina lettering of the page — a blurred and distorted AT&T logo in the upper-right hand corner poignantly juxtaposed to the crisp edges and shadowing of the user interface.


Coming of Age