So the new iPad is coming out, and it is a lot like the old iPad but with one important exception: it has a sharper, HD picture.
Here’s the thing, does anyone remember when the first iPad came out? What was the overwhelming feedback/compliment about it? How AMAZING AND CLEAR the picture quality was. Go back and look at the reviews of the first iPad and see if any of them complained that the picture wasn’t clear enough? I’ll save you the energy. No one did. All anyone could do was freak out over how AMAZING AND CLEAR the picture is.
But now with the new iPad, we suddenly find out that what we thought was an AMAZING AND CLEAR picture, is in fact a grainy, barely readable, piece of shit, because the new iPad has an AMAZING AND CLEAR HD picture.
I have no doubt that if you held Ipad3 next to iPad1, the picture quality on 3 would look a lot better. But that’s not the issue. The issue is, all we’re doing is making screens with better picture quality for its own sake. There is no actual consumer demand for this. So when a new screen comes out, all that’s accomplished is it makes the old screen look like crap.
As I’ve said many times: HDTV doesn’t make TV better, it makes non-HDTV worse. And the same applies with computer screens.
Which is, of course, the whole point. How else to get people to trade-in their antique iPads from 2010?