Before we get into the iPad 2 details, a quick rant if I may. Apple has long been criticized (yes, that’s an Oatmeal link) for having little loyalty to early adopters. Price drops, product launches, and planned obsolescence are often called as being pre-set in a manner in which to capitalize profits at the benefit of the company. Last I checked Apple is a for-profit company. As an advertiser I envy the customer loyalty that Apple has built that is able to create such a premium for early adopters.
The biggest problem with the common conspiracy theory that Apple is intentionally delaying features in products is that Google is making a huge dent in Apple’s smart phone market share. Apple wouldn’t allow that if they had the pipeline – or ability – to crank out products faster. I’d love to continue this debate in the comments section below – but for now, I digress.
There’s a lot of news articles claiming today is the iPad 2 release day. To be perfectly clear, today is the announcement from Apple but iPad 2’s won’t be available for purchase until next week.
So what’s different about the iPad 2?