Upgrading To New iPad Not Worth It, Mossberg Loves It

March 16, 2012
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Even though I am an Apple stockholder and an Apple fan, I don’t think there is any need to upgrade from an iPad 2 to the new iPad.

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Unless you have money to burn, the new iPad is not a game changer. Yes it is faster, yes if you put it next to iPad 2 it will look a lot sharper, but I am waiting for features that will permit me to leave my MacBook Pro at home and only take my iPad on the road.
For that to happen Apple needs to permit me to use a mouse or touch device that will let me easily cut, copy and paste. Once Apple does that I will shell out the money for a new iPad.
Until then my iPad 2 serves me well.
Others, including WSJ tech Guru Walt Mossberg  disagree:
But the key upgrades are to those core features—the 9.7-inch screen and the data speed over cellular networks. These upgrades are massive. Using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription—you suddenly realize what you thought looked sharp before wasn’t nearly as sharp as it could be.Boosting those particular features—the screen and the cellular speed—usually has a negative impact on battery life in a digital device. But Apple has managed to crank them up them while maintaining the long battery life between charges that has helped give the iPad such an edge over other tablets.

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5 Responses to Upgrading To New iPad Not Worth It, Mossberg Loves It

  1. ctblogger on March 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I use a bluetooth mouse and keyboard with my iPad2 now and my MacBook Pro is basically collecting dust.

    I strongly encourage you to look into jailbreaking your device and downloading BTStack (mouse/keyboard functionality). Program is only 5.00 and is worth every penny.

  2. Kevin on March 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Totally agree with you. And when Steve released the first iPad back in ’10 — he said he envisioned a 2 year upgrade cycles on these, similar to the iPhone.

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