Apr 12 2011
Well, it looks like the much-awaited iPad 2 is finally here amidst much fanfare. Some managed to pull all-nighters and stand in line for days just to be amongst the first few to grab the coveted successor to Apple’s most famous and only tablet to date. The rest, however, like this guy managed to buy a spot in the queue from student who endured 40 over hours of cold rain, near-hunger and lack of sleep – all for a whopping $900! This amount of cash is indeed enough for Amanda Foote to buy a new Apple iPad but it seems that she is more eager to spend the money on Lady Gaga tickets instead…
iPad 2 mania aside, Apple fans are now looking forward to the release of the new iPhone 5 which many have speculated will arrive around September this year. So let’s ask ourselves – How will the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 stack up against each other? Or more specifically, will you buy an iPhone 5 now that you have an uber cool iPad 2?
Let’s look at some iPad 2 features and compare them against known iPhone 5 features:
- Faster processor: The iPad 2 boasts of a new processing chip called the A5, something that may undergo improvements and be at the core of the new iPhone 5. That, or it may be an entirely new dual core processor altogether…
- Thinner tablet: The iPad 2 is said to be thinner than an iPhone 4 device but just how thin will the upcoming iPhone 5 be? More importantly, do you need a wafer thin phone that will feel as if it has the potential to crack any time between your fingers?
- More colors: The iPad 2 finally came out with a white variation, much to the joy of most Apple fans. As for the iPhone 5 however, there is a lack of concrete confirmation as to whether the device will be released in both black and white color variations. Some speculators even went as far as to claim that Apple may bring back the rainbow color variations of their latest gadgets ala Mac computers back in the 1990’s where a plethora of red, green, blue and other Mac computers were launched simultaneously.
So what’s your take on the new iPad 2 vs the upcoming iPhone 5? Will you purchase an iPhone 5 if an iPad 2 or even an iPhone 4 is good enough?