I have been totally obsessed with my iPad 2 for the past nine months. When Apple introduced the new and improved iPad launched on March 7, I was contemplating if i would love my current iPad any lesser. The result, I won’t be leaving my iPad 2 for the more tempting successor anytime soon. Although the Apple’s latest addition has some modifications, it isn’t radically different from last year’s model. In simple words, nothing revolutionary to make you fall head over heels over it. If you do not have a tablet and itching to get one soon, then the latest iPad will be difficult to resist (if you can afford it). The latest iPad which goes on sale March 16 in the U.S., Canada and 10 other countries, will sell for US$499 to $829. If you’re on a tight budget, you might want to consider the iPad 2 which sells for as low as $399.
The main attraction of the latest iPad is its alluring screen quality and support for 4G LTE, with Apple claiming 4G speeds up to 73Mbps. Everything looks crisper, thanks to the higher resolution screen called “Retina Display“. According to Apple, the new iPad offers four times the resolution of its predecessor. Simply said, shutterbugs, video fanatics or gaming enthusiasts will appreciate the luscious screen. Video games will look even more realistic, attributing to the new A5X processor with quad-core graphic in the latest iPad. Apple claims it’s four times faster than NVIDIA’s Tegra platform.
Apple also bundled a 5 megapixel illuminated sensor on the rear which they introduced iSight, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X processor. The camera is also capable of 1080p video recording with video stabilisation. Although these features can be quite alluring, I feel that its not a strong reason for most people to change to the newer iPad. Common iPad activities such as web surfing, checking email and updating on Facebook and Twitter will look and feel the same on either the old or new model. My thoughts, the new iPad would have been much more attractive if Apple had added Siri, the automated personal assistant found on the iPhone 4S. So, will you abandon your iPad 2 in favour of the latest iPad?