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

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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33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

16. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

20. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

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

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

43. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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...

46. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

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

52. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 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.

61. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

51. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Shut the f*** up, drone.

23. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

26. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

30. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 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?

24. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

27. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

29. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

31. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Because their experiment was priceless?

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.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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...

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!

62. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lololz but not this day!!! :)

39. denmcdon

Posts: 90; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

42. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Keep trying to justify your purchase bro.

47. denmcdon

Posts: 90; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

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

40. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

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

44. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

55. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Wow dude really? Gallito that comment was stupid, even by your standards.

56. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

45. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

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

48. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 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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