Is the New iPad Really Worth the Money?
In the past couple of months, I have been contemplating whether or not I want to purchase a tablet, and I've been leaning towards getting an iPad. However, with the new release of the iPad 3, I've been trying to decide whether or not to invest my money in the new one, or to get an iPad 2 at a cheaper price. Last weekend I took a trip to the store to take a look at the differences between the two, and I was surprised at what I found. The difference was essentially nothing. On the commercials I had seen, the new iPad 3 was advertised as having a better screen, a better camera, and a longer battery life. From what I saw, the screen and camera were almost exactly the same, and the only noticeable difference about the battery life was that it added a little bit of weight to it. For a company that says it thrives on creating new technology, I was disappointed. Curious to see if other people felt the same way, I went out and found an article about it.
In this article, the author talks about how the only noticeable difference is in the screen. Other than that, he says that it's not really worth the money. It's advertised as being faster, but the author and owner of the new iPad can't really tell. The new iPad is great, but the old iPad is almost equally as great, and for $100 cheaper. Personally, I can't really see what the extra $100 is going to. However, I will admit that the iPad is definitely still a lot farther ahead than the creators of other tablets such as the Kindle. If I do decide to buy a tablet, I think I'll save $100 and go out and get the reduced price iPad 2.