iPad 2 vs New iPad – Can You See The Difference?By: Chad Sweely - March 21, 2012
If you are currently in possession of both the iPad 2 and the recently released New iPad, are you able to tell the cosmetic difference between the two models? Place them side by side and try to see if you can find any difference between them, especially pertaining to the clarity of the display. If you have done this, do you find yourself stumped? If so, the technologists at The Next Web have put this conundrum to the test by asking customers leaving an Apple store to determine the cosmetic difference between the two models.
As you can see from their results in the video below, it is not definitive, and all of the answers have been mixed. A variable to try to determine the newer model is mostly by “which has the brighter/clearer screen.”
“It’d be interesting to hear what the reasons were why people chose the iPad 2 over the new iPad. It’s hard to escape the fact that many of the people who choose the iPad 2 over the new iPad have glasses, implying that they may not have eyesight good enough to distinguish retina quality in a display (which as Apple defines it means the ability to distinguish one pixel from another with 20/20 vision).”
Some Twitter users have also been challenging themselves to find the difference between the two iPads:
Amazed by how small the supposedly huge difference between old & new iPad display feels. Cool, yeah, mind-blowing, no.
Aside from the difference in resolution, it also seems like midtones are brighter on the new iPad.
The new iPad might appeal only to geeks. My wife: “No big difference. Same design, same size, same weight?” Me: “It’s faster.” She: “Meh.”
Do you notice any difference in the display presentation between the iPads? Please let us know your feedback below in this post’s comments section.