Poor comparison

This makes no sense.

The latest iPad delivers new enhancements at an even faster pace than last year’s iPad 2. While it took Apple four years to bring its Retina Display to iPhone 4, iPad is getting similar treatment in just three.

After the Verge’s “18.7% hotter” headline yesterday, it seems necessary that we all learn that a sensible-sounding English sentence does not always make for a sensible comparison.

It doesn’t make sense to me to compare how many years it took for a technology to become available on the iPad versus the iPhone. Could you say that innovation is happening faster on the iPad because it had 3G out of the gate whereas it took a year to become available on the iPhone?

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