Obligatory iPad 2 Commentary

As anyone with a functioning pulse knows, Apple revealed the iPad 2 on Wednesday of this week. I won’t reiterate the stats and features, there’s plenty of places on the web where you can find them.

Overall I think that the iPad 2 is a solid update that met with most of my expectations based on the more credible rumors. It definitely advances the platform and handily answers the challenges posed by the current crop of competitors. That said, barring a sudden infusion of cash, I won’t be buying one. None of the iPad 2’s added features, including it’s wafer thinness make it worth another 800 quatloos to me. Nonetheless, I expect the iPad 2 to sell in record numbers.