So Apple has finally released the latest version of iPad with the name of iPad new, containing several cutting edge features as well as a few surprises for everyone. There shouldn’t be any two opinions in the fact that the new iPad would be a highly popular device but we would have to see how long it would take for the new iPad to beat the previous version and claim the top position in the market. In comparison with the first generation version of iPad, the new iPad has clear advantages. Other than the immensely improved technical specs, there are various apps and software enhancements that would not be available on the first generation iPad. However, when it comes to comparison with iPad 2, the situation dramatically changes.
iPad 2, at present, happens to be the most popular version of iPad and is being used by millions of users worldwide. Even the onslaught of Android devices could not disturb the popularity of iPad 2. During the event of the new iPad announcement, Apple also announced that the sale of iPad 2 would be continued which means that the software enhancements that we would see on iPad 3 would most probably be also available iPad 2. This further means that the new iPad would only have a few technical specs that would provide it an edge over the previous version of iPad. According to various tech experts, it might take as long as eight months for the new iPad to surpass iPad 2 as the most popular tablet of all time. When iPad 2 was released, it claimed about 50 percent of the iOS tablet impression in a limited period of six months. This would be a difficult target for the new iPad 2 since the price of iPad 2 has been drastically reduced by Apple which has made it even more attractive for the users, particularly those with constrained budget limit. Besides, the use of the first generation iPad would also continue, even though Apple would terminate the sales of that device. Apple dropped the price of iPad 3 from $499 to $399 and this is certainly quite a huge difference. This would compel many users to ignore some of the cutting features of the new iPad and instead go for iPad 2. But Apple had to make this move, keeping in consideration the Android tablets, some of which present a perfect alternative to the Apple Tablet, such as Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire.