Before embarking on my photographic journey I spent 22 years of my working life in Information Technology. And, never once during that span did I ever spend time waiting in line for any "must have" gadget. The one and only time I waited in line was last year when Apple released the iPad 2.
The iPad 2 was my first tablet and has easily been one of my favorite gadgets EVER! I have used it every single day since I purchased it, and typical usage can be hours per day. I use it for writing, blogging, researching, reading, watching videos, surfing the web and the occasional game or two. It has accompanied me on trips and vacations and I even take it to photo shoots.
So why did I decide to upgrade? One simple feature - the retina display. The iPad 2 has been incredibly useful but when it came to photography, it came up a tiny bit short. It lacked the definition I needed to check my images in the field for sharpness and flaws. Now, with the new iPad's incredible retina display I can see every little detail and feel confident my work will look just as good when I get the images back to my Mac. So awesome.
And if you didn't think a screen could make that much of a difference, look as this shot comparing the new iPad with the iPad 2.