The 9.7-inch iPad has been resurrected.
After more than a year and half of mediocrity, Apple finally made its largest iPad worth hauling around. That's my impression after using the Air for a month.
I say mediocrity because the iPad 3 (the first Retina iPad, released in March of 2012) and the iPad 4 (released in October of 2012), were compromised by the extra weight and thickness needed to support the early Retina displays. (Dare I say kludgy about an Apple product?)
Specifically, Apple's early Retina iPad displays required a relatively large backlight apparatus and, concomitantly, more … Read more