Apple is known for presenting their latest and improved versions of any of their products in something that is physically noticeable at once. It is their strategy to make sure that consumers will sense that the new innovation is better than the old one. Although, of course, there are technical enhancements, Apple uses the exterior appearance and design to capture the attention of users. With this in mind, the new iPad 2 is unexpectedly familiar with that of the original. Although in retrospect, tablets are certainly difficult to change its appearance. With that said, the version of iPad 2 is definitely slimmer, sleeker, and lighter than the original iPad.
The technical aspect of the iPad 2 is where the major enhancements lie. The latest iPad 2 is operated by the faster A5 dual-core 1 GHz processor which runs twice the speed of the original iPad’s A4 single-core processor chip. Another big plus for iPad 2 is its 512 MB RAM, which is again double the size of the one used by the first iPad. Although, the iPad 2’s visual engine is upgraded, the screen window is the same as that of the original version.
Other big improvements that were provided in the iPad 2 but are not available in the old iPad are: the establishing of not one but two cameras, which can be found in the rear side of the tablet and the other VGA camera in the front side. Also the iPad 2 has the distinction of having a built-in gyroscope that will be used to detect if the tablet is being grasped either vertically or horizontally.
The iPad 2 has certainly been given many improvements however some of these features do not function as expected. For instance, the built-in cameras are not that great for capturing still pictures and videos and the video chat s have low quality. Thus, with all the discussed features, you may be wondering if there are other tablets that can go against the iPad 2. The best option that is available for now is the Motorola Xoom with its Android OS. The decision whether you buy the new iPad 2 or not really lie within users like you. It will depend on your personal preferences and what you are familiar with.]]>
What is great about the Apple iPad? Why do people think that it is better than the iPhone or the iPod Touch?
1. The first reason is the size. The iPad is considerably bigger in size than the iPhone or the iPod touch with its about ten inches length. This would entail that the iPad would be better in the following tasks: internet surfing, video and photo viewing, reading, and application usage. People who love gadgets now love reading due to the iPad electronic reading application. Furthermore, if you compare iPad vs iPhone, the iPad has also a greater screen resolution due to its pixels of 1024×768 while the iPhone just have a resolution of 480×320. In fact, the iPad has also a bigger storage space of 64 GB giving a person a bigger storage location for his or her videos, photos and other vital files.
2. The iPad has an easy way of encoding emails and documents due to its large on-screen keyboard. In fact, the keyboard can even become bigger in size when you rotate it in a landscape position. If you need more space then you can buy a physical keyboard which you can just connect to the iPad. This option is popular to writers or those individuals who encode a lot. In fact, there are lots of iPad applications which can assist anyone in making emails, articles, any kind of documents and other literary works for instance the applications Pages and Numbers which are similar to the Microsoft Word and Excel.
At the present, there are many applications for the iPhone than the iPad, but many of these iPhone applications can also be installed on the iPad if you prefer them. Basically, both the iPhone and the iPad have many applications however, the iPad has larger screen where you can easily glance at more data than when you have an iPhone.
Finally, if you check out similarities and differences of iPad vs iPhone, you could easily find out that the iPad offers more than the iPhone. The iPhone has also some advantages like it can easily be pocketed and carried around due to its smaller size and it can be used for calling while the iPad can’t be. Nevertheless, the iPad has not really been produced for calling but for viewing multimedia resources, internet surfing, gaming, working and for overall entertainment.]]>
The first feature is the iPad screen of both iPads, has no variation at all. Both the original and the latest iPad feature same LCD display window presenting same resolution and measuring about 9.7”.
The next item is the iPad’s processing unit, which features an important difference between the two iPads. The original iPad contains a 1 GHz Apple A4 processing unit while the iPad 2 possesses a faster processor with a 1 GHz Apple A5 processing unit which is dual core. Also, the iPad 2 uses a 512 MB RAM while the first iPad utilizes a 256 MB RAM.
As to the iPads’ storage sizes, both the original iPad and the new iPad 2 can be availed in the following varieties: 16 GB, 32 GB, and the 64 GB. Thus, you have all the storage space that you may need while using your iPad.
Other common features of ipad and iPad 2 are: the use of 3-axis accelerometer, a 2.1 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connections, and HSPA. After these same features, the original iPad and iPad 2 have no other similarities.
So, what are the new elements that make new iPad 2 better that the original iPad? The new main attribute that an iPad 2 feature is the presence of the 3-axis gyroscope. Other than that, it also contains two photo devices that can be found on the front and rear areas. The camera on the front area is a VGA while the back camera uses 720p. Also, the iPad 2 features an application called Face Time which allows you to interact with someone while on the move.
One more thing, the dimension and the weight of the iPad 2 have been improved to make it more convenient. The weight has been reduced from 680g to a lighter weight of 601g and the width was trimmed down from 13.4mm to only 8.8mm. Added to that, even with these reductions Apple still succeeded in retaining the same long battery power for the iPad 2.
To top it off, Apple also designed a Smart Cover for the iPad 2 that is perfectly made so that they can complement one another. You can choose any of the available cool and bright 10 colors that Apple supplied. What are you waiting for? With all these amazing features, iPad 2 is truly a must-have gadget!]]>
Size and Weight:
The iPad is thin in size and not so heavy hence; you cannot even notice that you have it in your bag. It has a screen which is 9.7 inches in length and just 1.5 pounds in weight which means it is very convenient to take anywhere. Furthermore, it also has rounded edges so; it is easy to use while being used on your lap or being carried around on your hands.
The iPad has an A4 chip which can make it perform fast and makes it the best touch-based device in the market. Text applications, videos, games and surfing can easily be run or done on the iPad without performance problems.
Battery Life and Storage Space:
This new iPad gadget has no problems when it comes to its prolonged use since its battery life is 10 hours. In terms of storage space, there are iPad versions which have the following storage spaces: 16 GB, 32 GB and even 64 GB of flash storage. Hence, you will not need to worry about having to delete some of your songs, photos or vital files.
The iPad will also soon offer a 3G model which can transmit very fast data on a speed of 7.2 Mbps. This is very ideal to people who always travel or those who are not close to a WiFi connection. Basically, the iPad can work on WiFi networks and it has a Bluetooth 2.1+EDR which can let you connect to other devices.
The iPad also has a multi-touch feature and a bigger screen with a better effect and resolution. In fact, the accuracy and clarity of this new feature is quite amazing!
Purchasing iPad Accessories:
There are also some gadgets which you can buy to make your iPad better. Some of these accessories are the following: Keyboard Dock, Apple Wireless Keyboards, iPad Case, Camera Connection Kit and other docks which can be used to connect other devices to the iPad.
From above iPad review, we can see that the iPad offers a lot of amazing functions and applications which will let you do many things by just moving your fingertips. What else do you need? No more! You just need to have the new Apple iPad.]]>