re: New iPad: Simply Better, But Not Must-Have
... maybe that's how your eye doctor appointments go but, mine are much different. They go something like this:
Me: Doctor, I'm going blind!
Doctor: No you're not, you just haven't been wearing your glasses.
Me: That's because I keep losing them.
Doctor: Well stop losing them then.
They be uses a machine to blow air in my eyes and spends time telling me how much worse my vision got over the last year.
Anyway, iPads. I more or less agree with your assessment. I've found the new iPad to be underwhelming. However, the new screen should be a source of concern for every publisher out there. Viewing my stuff online through the new iPad, I can tell you that lots of publishers will want to consider the multiple renditions of video they render, the quality of graphics they use, etc. For this reason alone - QA'ing cosmetics - I've demanded them for my team.
I was really hoping for a borderless screen, a A6 cpu, more memory and better speakers. Maybe the iPad 4 will deliver those things.