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

Experiment shows people have hard time telling Apple iPad 2 from the new Apple iPad
Early indications are that Friday's launch of the new Apple iPad was a disappointment, at least considering the huge bar that was set for the release. Could it be that Apple overestimated the demand for a tablet with Retina display? Could everyday people even tell the difference between the display on the Apple iPad 2 and the third-gen Apple tablet? Would they notice the faster speed produced by the Apple A5X processor and the quad-core GPU?

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.

source: Gizmodo


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