When I ordered the iPad I was really excited about all its new features, both hardware and software. I mean, who wouldn’t want a bigger screen and an improved email application? Right off the bat I began using my iPad constantly, and still am today. But with the release of iPhone 4 in a couple of weeks, I can’t help but feel buyer’s remorse for purchasing the iPad.
The most prominent reason for my regret of purchasing the iPad is the brand new “Retina Display.” It really bothered me when Apple left me with — although a still very nice — display that was not as good as the new iPhone 4. Think about it — that display would look absolutely gorgeous on an iPad.
The second reason would be the amount of RAM that’s going to be available on iPhone 4. The new iPhone will have twice the amount of RAM the iPad does. Logically, you’d expect that a larger device would have more power. Obviously, that wasn’t what Apple was thinking. Again, this is rather strange, especially considering how close the release dates were between the two products.
Obviously, the whole reason behind this is to get more sales. People who initially purchased the iPad (you impulse buyers you!) will now have the urge to get the next best thing, which is, of course, the iPhone 4. Perfect planning by Apple, if you think of it from a business standpoint.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the iPad. I won’t be giving it up any time soon. As a customer, though, I’d appreciate a little more respect for the money I spend on Apple products.