Yesterday we introduced Apple’s first iPad prototype 2002. Want to know how it compares to 2011′s iPad2? Yeah, so do we… which is why we have provided you with comparison shots below (note: we did not snap those images ourselves):
As you can see, the 2002 iPad prototype is taller and significantly thicker which probably means it is heavier, too. The iPad 2 has a more modern metallic finish whereas the prototype has more of an iBook-look, and the prototype appears to have a larger but lower quality screen than the iPad 2. Aren’t we glad Apple took the time to improve on this puppy before charging us $500 for it?