Editors Liked

  • Impressively detailed and accurate Retina Display
  • Easier connector
  • Faster innards
  • Faster A6X processor
  • Improved worldwide cellular compatibility
  • The iOS App Store remains best in class
  • App ecosystem is unrivaled
  • Premium construction
  • Above average battery life

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not much of a serious upgrade to the iPad 3
  • Still slightly weighty
  • Expensive
  • Same size, weight, and Retina screen
  • Heavy to hold in one hand
  • Most older accessories won't work without investing in a pricey Lightning adapter
  • Lightning ecosystem is relatively small