On a day when clarity was supposed to be the takeaway, Apple blurred the differences in its growing iPad line.
What was clear from the hands-on reviews is that the picture on the newest iPad is a knockout. Forget the retina display mumbo jumbo. What consumers need to know is that the resolution is as good or better than what we’ve come accustomed to with high definition televisions.
What was murky was why Apple called the new product the new iPad rather than iPad 3, iPad HD, or any of the other 6,487 names that appeared in rumors leading up to today. That is especially a question since the company will continue to sell iPad 2s. Are they not new iPads as well?
Back to the real story – the resolution.
From the Associated Press story:
“In a hands-on demonstration for an Associated Press reporter, text shown on the screen was noticeably crisper. The higher resolution won't make a difference, however, for most Web images, which are of low resolution. The new screen should be able to show all the detail in high-definition movies, which the iPad 2 does not.”
Other respected reviewers marveled at the screen definition.
Yes, there were other adds like faster speeds and iPhoto. But no new name.
There’s a bright side – we won’t get iPad 4 rumors.
But don’t be too happy about that – here come the rumors about the newer iPad .