I've been having some thoughts about the new iPad and whether or not to buy one. There are so many threads of complaints concerning the screen quality, battery life/charging times, warmth/heat, WiFi, weight, to name most of them. I was having a discussion with a friend who works as a designer, and we were talking about Apple in general and I wanted to share some of it below. It was a balmy London afternoon chat! I am not a troll, so please don't call me one, I just wanted to get thoughts from fellow users! I have had every iPhone and iPad (up to iPad 2) and MacBook since the first iPhone came out and really love the brand and products. Too much probably! We were lazily discussing along the lines of whether the current iPad is just like a prototype in between a transition happening to the iPad. All the issues mentioned above and in these forums seem like side effects of running the new screen. Could this be true? By testing and mass producing the retina display, diagnostics could be used towards assisting in the release of (obviously) future iPads and maybe for other things like retina displayed MacBooks, iMacs (maybe?), and if the rumours are to be believed, TV. The new screen on the current iPad is really the only worthy upgrade that the end user really uses. Could it have been twice as fast as the iPad 2 in terms of CPU? All the silicon updates are used to drive the screen so the speed and power of the device is really around the same to the user as the iPad 2. My questions were, if the next gen iPad is the same thickness as the iPad 2 or thinner, the same/lighter weight as iPad 2 because a way was found to do so, and there was no warmth at all would you feel like the current iPad was a prototype towards achieving this and a bit angry that you had to deal with current issues in order for Apple to make the next one happen? I sold my beloved iPad 2 thinking that the new one would be exactly the same only with a retina display and twice as fast, just as light, and slim, but it isn't, its slightly heavier/thicker and the same speed more or less (in real life during use, not via some benchmarks). The jump from iPad 1 to 2 was significant I feel, but this one is a bit sour...does anyone agree or have thoughts on this? I really feel like buying another iPad 2 as it was really fine, regardless of the screen, but in the next few weeks I will probably get the new iPad out of habit, like most of us do, so this is kinda aimed at them, and there thoughts... Are you a bit disappointed in the new Ipad? For those who kept iPad 2, how do you feel? I also think the next iPad might operate on more LTE frequencies (in the UK!!) so this one is void for that for us. Just for the record, I have only briefly seen the new iPad display in an Apple store so far... sorry, I hope I make some sense of what I'm trying to say!