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Experiment shows people have hard time telling Apple iPad 2 from the new Apple iPad

0. phoneArena 16 Mar 2012, 19:41 posted on

Amid indications that Friday's launch of the new Apple iPad did not live up to expectations, perhaps one of the reasons for the lagging launch was that most people couldn't tell the difference between the Apple iPad 2 and the new model...

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posted on 17 Mar 2012, 04:09 3

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


funny, i cant remember the last time my phone or tablet froze. hmm. keep paying more and getting less. its working for ya.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 21:09 4

16. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


I stopped by an Apple store tonight to check out the new iPad and had the same doubt when the 2 of them were next to each other. Comparing text pages or a Google map with very tiny street names you could see the higher pixel density but comparing pictures it was almost unnoticeable.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 21:16 4

20. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Btw, the rumor that there could have been a shortage because of the huge request only proved to be another marketing strategy...

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 21:21 2

22. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Remember this is the same people that have bought the galaxy tab thinking is the ipad thats why Android sell.. people buy it thinking the Apple logo arrives in the mail

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 04:09 6

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so you openly admit apple people are iDiots and they only want it for the name and have no idea what it can or cant do. thanks gallito.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 09:40 1

43. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Yes i do.. people dont know what they want.. thats why the take free Android phones over a spending money on phones that will last their 2 year agreements.. now you know why Android has market share.. because of shopper that dont know what they want...

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 11:54 4

46. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Actually, that's why Apple has any market share.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 12:39 3

52. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Yeah, that' why the Razr and Rezound are more than an iphail-I mean iphone and runs circles around it in every possible category right?

And that's why iphail-DAMN, did it again, sorry iPHONE sells so well. Because 99% of their customers are functionally retarded, don't do any kind of research, and blindly believe what steve b***jobs tells them. FFS, he won you iDiots over by saying apple products were "magical". Give me a f***ing break. if I was talking to a salesman about the time he used "magical" as an adjective we'd be done.

F***in iDiot.

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 05:31

61. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats amazing since the vast majority if android sales are for high end devices, not for free phones. Last I remember, the SGS1, SGS2, Evo's, Sensations, and Droids made up the top ten list with only the LG breaking up the streak.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 12:37 2

51. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Shut the f*** up, drone.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 22:02 4

23. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


You can tell a difference with most things that you do, but not an INCREDIBLE difference. You can tell that it's heavier, and i thought the ipad2 was already a little on the heavy side. Also, it's the same OS. I really think I might return mine. I think i just lost a lot of respect for apple. Now they are just being jerks about their mobile products. Who agrees??? Apple fans HAVE to somewhat agree? I mean...come on!!! It's too much of the same this time. Like the 4s.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 23:48

26. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


I partially agree, but you have to keep in mind that when you have a good product it's hard to completely redesign it and make it look totally new every year, above and beneath the shell.

They sell it at the same price as the #2 of last year and it's improved. Of course, it's not enough for an #2 owner to upgrade (IMO) but for a first time buyer it's ok.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 00:39 1

30. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


How about getting rid of the button and having a sensor? That's a start. It's a great design, yes. But could they come out with a wide one? Maybe that's because too much product is compatible with the ipad. I'm not sure, but how can someone have an ipad2 and justify this purchase? IOS doesn't need that kind of processor anyway. You can't tell the processing difference on the IPAD3. By the time games are made that take advantage of the quad core graphics...the ipad 5 will be out....or the ipad5s. Are they even trying?

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 23:03 1

24. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Probably without the announcement that W8 tabs will be coming later this year, I might have been interested in buying the new iPad.

But as it is, I'll wait for W8 tabs to come out before making my decision.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 23:59

27. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


yes, I also think the new ipad doesn't offer a leap differences to ipad 2, but it still do a crossover to all the competitors. personally I will be buy it next month.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 00:04

29. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Why in the world are you citing info from gawker and gizmodo? They are a tabloid network known for fabricated trash articles and sensational apple stories, good or bad. You should know better.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 00:55

31. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Because their experiment was priceless?

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 03:33 2

32. ilia1986 (unregistered)


"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."

This is EXACTLY how Apple marketing works. And people believe it. Just hilarious.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 04:10 2

35. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its the end of the world as we know it.. its the end of the world as we know it.. and i feel fine...

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 04:39 1

37. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I feel more than fine. I feel great! :D

A day may come when the freedom of consumers is taken away, when we forsake our developers, and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of iDevices and closed eco-systems when the age of Personal Computers comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight! by all that you hold dear on this good Internet, I bid you stand, Users of Android!

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 05:31 1

62. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lololz

but not this day!!! :)

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 06:41 3

39. denmcdon (Posts: 90; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


Say what you will there's no denying it this is the king of tablets the best I ever owned and I owned them all for a period of time your all in denial.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 07:58 2

42. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Keep trying to justify your purchase bro.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 12:00 3

47. denmcdon (Posts: 90; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


just got one for my wife only had 64 gb versions left maybe now her and my kid will stop jacking mine lol

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 07:57

40. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Who has official sales of the first day comparing last year?

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 09:43 2

44. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Who cares which ipad they buy... as long is an ipad they are fine.. i would be worried if they buy a Xoom or a Galaxy Tab.. then i would be worried

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 13:28 5

55. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Wow dude really?

Gallito that comment was stupid, even by your standards.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 13:51 3

56. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Hello gallitoking
This is for you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmmYMwFj1I
Hehe

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 11:48

45. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Most people aren't the brightest or tech savvy, so this doesn't suprise me.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 12:10 1

48. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


I'm not an Apple fan by any means and I own none of their products and subscribe to none of their services. That said, the most exciting thing about the "New iPad" release is that the price of the iPad 2 has now dropped. I might be interested in picking up the iPad2 in the coming months now if the price stays down.

And if I don't like it I can sell it or use it as a carrying case for my PlayBook, chargers, and all my accessories. :)

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