Gruber: Apple’s iPad 2 an impressive refinement

“Every once in a while, Apple releases something brand-new. The original iPod. The 2007 iPhone. Last year’s iPad. These original releases tend to be minimal technically, but radical conceptually. Then, generally on an annual schedule, Apple improves them iteratively and steadily over time,” John Gruber writes for Daring Fireball.

“This is exactly what they’ve done with the iPad 2. It is a refinement of the original iPad — an impressive one, in several ways, considering that it arrives just 11 months after the original,” Gruber writes. “But it is in no way a radical or significant departure from last year’s model. The fact is, Apple got it right with the iPad 1 in almost every way, and the iPad 2 reflects that. If you didn’t like the original iPad, you’re not going to like the iPad 2. If you liked the original iPad, you’re going to like the iPad 2 even better.”

Read more in the full article – recommended – here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]


  1. Many people with iPad 1s aren’t upgrading just to upgrade or because the iPad 2 is SO MUCH better. They’re upgrading because they can’t get their first iPad out of the hands of their spouse, kids, grandma, boss and/or co-workers.

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