Yup. Got a iPad 1 64G 3G and can't see enough reason to lay out the hundreds of dollars to buy the iPad 2.
Same here. I was never expecting a high res screen but Apple didn't increase the flash storage capacities - you can't even put more stuff on the top end iPad 2 than you can on one of the 64 GB first gens. Anybody owning a 64 GB 3G iPad 1 can't upgrade very far spec-wise.
I'm not a ipad fan and never was... But, the ipad 2 is exciting! Would much rather put the $500 towards a new MBP but I'm really thinking about this one. It's more to what i was hoping the 1st gen ipad would be. However i liked the look of the original ipad. For me the only thing its missing is a pressure sensitive stylus for drawing. Then, I would get one for sure.
I wasn't going to get the iPad 2 either, but I managed to sell my original 64 GB 3G iPad for what the 64 GB WiFi only iPad 2 will most likely be priced at. (if like the US the prices stay the same as last year)
For the year I owned the original iPad, I didn't use the 3G option once. So I won't be missing anything. It's amazing how much free WiFi is out there. And now that iOS 4.3 supports wireless hotspots, I see no reason for the 3G - except maybe the GPS, but again, I have my iPhone as well.
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I only (finally) got my iPad for Xmas, so I don't see the need to get an iPad 2 yet. As many others have said, I'm not in serious need of the cameras at this time so the big attraction isn't that compelling to me (I'm not much of a gamer, so the graphics speed isn't either).
In truth, the iPad does more than even I expected and I continue to be amazed and impressed with it. As for the concern that there will be a "divide" between older iPad apps and new ones, I don't expect that to be an issue -- I'm still finding that 99% of the stuff I want in the App Store works with my 2G iPhone. Games certainly will benefit from the iPad 2's improvements, but not much else for a while -- and by that time it will be time for the iPad 3, which I will much more seriously consider.
I'm not ruling out an iPad 2, since I could probably still sell my current one for about what I paid for it -- but for me there's only ONE compelling feature of it, the ability to output EVERYTHING ON SCREEN with it. I had to jailbreak mine to do that, and I wish I hadn't had to do that (but I give a LOT of demos).
As someone who has been mulling this very issue for the past week or so I probably am going to hold off. Yes thinner is sexy, and I'm sure it will take all my willpower to walk out of an apple store empty handed (yes, I'm weak). That said, I don't think developers will be pushing apps to take advantage of the extra processor speed for fear that they'll leave half their customer base (original ipad1 owners) behind. So I think I'll be okay until iPad 3, where hopefully we'll get an improved screen.
I'll have to spend a few minutes in person with one before I decide if I want to upgrade or not.
The two factors I'm interested in are the weight, and what effect the more speed/more ram have on using mobile safari. I like my current iPad but I'd like it better if it were lighter. I just don't know if the 0.2 pounds is enough to be noticable or worthwhile for the upgrade. And I'd like to see if the additional ram means safari will mean less page reloading when I jump from one window/tab to another.
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