Crunchy New Apple?

There’s new and then there’s new.  If something is new but doesn’t offer anything particularly original, is it really considered new?  Well, Apple marketers seem to be able to convince their groupies that it is.  Last week the company released the second version of the iPad but to all those who aren’t obsessed with every single breath the Apple takes, the bottom line is, it’s not really offering much new.  Yes, the gadget is thinner (and lighter) than its original one and faster too but if you’re not someone who needs the additional camera it comes with (and why would you?) you may as well save a few bucks and continue enjoying your “old” one. 

True it has a self-cleaner to counter any smudge marks and a cover that turns the iPad off when you lay it on top.  But if you can live without that, let your “old” iPad remain the apple of your eye.

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James Cannon is an experienced hedge fund analyst. He has served on the advisory boards for various different Fortune 500 companies as well as serving as an adjunct professor of finance. James Cannon has written for a variety of Financial Magazines both on and off line. Contact James at james[at]