With a tip of the hat to those coffee commercials (we've replaced the premium coffee in this 5 star restaurant with Folger's crystals), Gizmodo handed over an Apple iPad 2 to Gawker employees, telling them that it was the latest iteration of the device, and captured the results. Some correctly noticed no difference in the screen from the iPad 2 while others raved about the amazing screen resolution. One guy noticed how much thinner the new model is and liked the increased resolution on the screen.
So what can we make out of this experiment? For one, Apple could have saved a ton of money by just re-labeling the Apple iPad 2 as the new Apple iPad. Most of those in the experiment said that they would buy what they thought was the latest Apple tablet. If people can't tell the difference with their coffee, how are they expected to note the difference with something more complex as the number of pixels on a display?
To catch the video of the experiment, click on the sourcelink.