My friend's dad (older gentleman) just purchased the iPad 2 at Best Buy this week. He was coming to get the new iPad, but the sales person nonchalantly told him "the iPad 2 and new iPad are the same thing essentially". "There is no reason to spend money on the the new one when the iPad 2 does the same exact things". My friend's dad has never owned an iPad before. Scary thing: as soon as she told me he had bought the "wrong" iPad, I immediately assumed (correctly) that it had been at Best Buy. iPad 2 may work for some, but why tout it like it's the same as the new iPad?