The iPad 2 is on the way and while I’ll most definitely going to buy one on launch day, my current iPad 1 is still as good as new – and following are several reasons why it’ll actually be better than the iPad 2 on launch day.
It’s Already “Broken In”
I’ve had my current iPad for almost a year now, and during that year, I’ve tailored my it to fit any and all of my needs. I’m totally excited about the new iPad 2, but it’ll be a while before I’ll have it set-up to feel like “my iPad” in the way that my current one does. In order to make my new iPad 2 feel just right, I’ll have to redownload all of my favorite apps, import all of my music, reprogram my contacts, setup my Safari Bookmarks, and more. It will be awesome, but it won’t be nearly as convenient as my iPad 1.
Do you remember how limited the options for accessories were when the original iPad first launched? Nearly all of the original iPad accessories were expensive and served to be prototypes for the better and less expensive iPad 1 accessories of the future. During the iPad 1’s one year run, there have been lots of innovative and unique accessories and there’s pretty much an iPad 1 accessory for just about anything you can think of. Unlike the iPad 1, the iPad 2 will be limited to the same drab selection of launch accessories as the original iPad – and there won’t be as many iPad 2 accessories to choose from.
Over the last year, I’ve refined my app collection so that it features only the apps that I need – and all of the other crap and clutter apps have fallen to the wayside. When I buy the iPad 2, I’ll pretty much have to start all over again. I’ll have to relicense my current iPad apps, transfer them over to the iPad 2, and be bothered with reorganizing my app order and losing all save data. In time my iPad 2 will be “app-ready”, but it’ll be a while after it’s launched.
My original iPad is jailbroken, and while it’s perfectly legal to jailbreak an iPad, Apple frowns on jailbreaking and it’ll be a while before the first iPad 2 jailbreak hits the scene. The lack of jailbreaking abilities will make me have to suffer without the tweaks and hacks that I’ve grown used to on my original iPad – and all I’ll be able to do is pray for a speedy iPad 2 jailbreak after it’s launch.
For more, read Five Ways the iPad 2 is Helping to Make Laptops Become Extinct , The Best Features Original IPad Users Will Miss Out on If They Don’t Upgrade to the IPad 2 , and Several Ways IPad 2 Apps Will Likely Be Better Than Original IPad Apps
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