The five reasons are:
1. It's the same as the old one.
2. You don't need one.
3. The competitive landscape is about to open up.
4. It costs too much.
5. Apple fandom is so two years ago.
Time to reason different, readers.
1. It's not the same as the old one.
The statement that the iPad 2 is the same as the original iPad is odd. It's hard to see how a new iPad 2, that is thinner, lighter, more powerful through a dual-core processor delivering faster gaming and general usage, presumably has at least twice the RAM, a new video-out capability, new software, two cameras and more could be said to be the 'same as the old one'.
2. Do you need one?
Well, that's completely subjective. If you have an original iPad, and you wished it was faster, lighter, could play games better, had full video-out capabilities (albeit it with an HDMI add-on), and had an even better, thinner cover, then you're clearly an iPad fan and would seriously look at spending the cash to upgrade your iPad experience to the latest and greatest.
3. The competitive landscape is about to open up, certainly.
Yes, that is true. Competitors are on the march. Yet none has a tablet as thin as the iPad 2, and none have the 65,000 app library of the iPad. Android OS 3.0 tablets, the supposed saviours of the competitive tablet landscape? 16 tablet-specific apps, at least for now. Sure, that will grow, and possibly rapidly, but it will definitely take some time to go from 16 to 65,000, by which time the iPad 2 will probably have 165,000 tablet specific apps, or more.
The iPad 2 will also have the biggest range of third party accessories, the most cachet, and it will be available months and months before most competing tablets are even on sale in Australia, with those tablets, be they HP, RIM or Android likely far more expensive than the various iPad 2 configurations available.
We debunk the other two reasons on page two, please read on!