"Oh, the power of the placebo effect.
Tech website Gizmodo went out and picked up a new iPad on Friday and opted to let Gawker's various writers and staffers get a quick peek at Apple's new red-hot device. Or at least, that's what Gizmodo's Sam Biddle was trying to lead them to believe. Because they device they were holding off wasn't a brand-new, retina-display iPad, but instead its predecessor: The good ol' iPad 2."
The entire article is found here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401726,00.asp
My wife was quite amused since she has an ipad2 and thought that the ipad hd/new/3 whatever they want to call it was not really that revolutionary after all.
Anyway... one more quote from the article by David Murphy:
"To typical iPad owners or potential purchasers, the words seem to fall on deaf ears. They can be told that Apple' new iPad is better than its predecessor but, as Gizmodo's experiment shows, it's not as if they have a real-world bearing for what a "Retina Display" or "faster processor" actually means. At some point, a device meets a person's internal threshold of what's "fast," or "good-looking." And unless this person is holding two products side-by-side, he or she is seemingly going to enjoy an experience with an older, similar-looking device just as much as a newer one."