Originally Posted by PureLogic
do people really have that much money to spend on something mediocre? if i had a Ferrari that weighs 1600kgs, would i buy another one if it weighed 1360kgs?
Most tablets are mediocre. There are a few reasons are buying the iPad 2 and developing for it:
1.) It's got an easy to use interface.
2.) Tons of apps
3.) It has the marketshare right now, so developing for it gives you a good chance to make some money.
4.) Marketshare means it is easy to find accessories for it.
5.) Repeat business, many people have used iPhones, iPod Touches, and the original iPad, if you've used one of those you'll probably be able to use the iPad 2.
6.) Everyone else is buying it, and people are sheep. No seriously, I'm not trolling on this one, many people buy something just because everyone else has it.
There's probably more. I'll agree it is mediocre in many ways, but most of the people buying it really don't care about those.