"Not different enough"
Let's see if I got it:
1) "Unnamed insiders" spread lots of lies^H^H^H^H facts about features for the new, improved iPad.
2) Some of those facts are supported by badly photoshopped pictures leaked from Chinese makers.
3) iPad fails to deliver all those reported improvements. How DARE they?
4) The Reg complains because the iPad is not what they (we? who?) expected.
OK, people, let's play the iPad 3 Game. Spread facts/wish lists about the iPad 3 and let's help with the writing of the next year's report on how it failed to live up to the rumours. I'll start:
The iPad 3 will be released on June 1st, 2011. At the same time the iPad 2 will start selling for 50 bucks, with that fancy cover for free. It will have four -- nay, 16 times the resolution, weight 100 grams (102 for the 3G/4G model), a full telepathic interface, Bose speakers, 1Tb of RAM, ports for SD, Memory Stick, USB 3.0, Firewire, eSata and Thundercats or whatever the name of the new port is, a *physical* keyboard, a carbon fiber body, non-reflective screen, two 14Mp back-facing and two 8MP front-facing cameras and will be, from day one, available in black, white and Ferrari red.
It will still run iOS (version 7.0) so people can still complain about the lack of whatever they want.
Here's a photo of it, got it from a neighboor's dog, which owner, I am quite sure, eats in a Chinese restaurant whose owner is cousin with someone that may or not be a worker in a Chinese company on something that may or not be related to Apple. There are some teeth marks on it, but if you squint really hard you can recognize the features and endlessly (or at least until June 1st) speculate on them.
(ok, I am a bad photoshopper).