The iPad 2 — It’s thinner; it’s lighter, and it’s faster.
Apple’s new toy was released to the public in early March and with it came several much-anticipated features that makes its predecessor look like a relic.
So what are some of the differences in Apple’s newest project? Is the hype deserving of the product? Yes, and here’s why:
Slimmer than the previous iPad, the iPad 2 dropped from 13.4mm to 8.8mm — a 33 percent drop in weight, making it significantly lighter and easier to manage on the go. Its flatter back design makes carrying it an easier task and mobility of it as easy as possible for those who enjoy the ease of online news feeds with your morning cup of coffee.
Battery Life and the Case
Running off the same style of lithium-polymer battery, the new iPad gets an astounding 10 hours of life! That’s 10 hours to surf the web, check sports scores, edit video from your family vacation, FaceTime with friends, and the endless fun that applications provide you with.
As an optional feature, Apple is offering a new magnetic case. This new case offers valuable protection to a fragile product while doubling as a fold-able stand for viewing.
In addition to larger RAM capability, Apple offers arguably its most significant upgrade in the iPad – a Dual Core.
Applications and screen resolution have taken much of the spotlight when judging a tablets value by consumers, but the addition of a Dual Core A5 chip to the iPad is something that has been considerably underrated. Aiding in nearly all aspects of the iPad’s performance, processing will run faster, smooth, cleaner and more efficiently than any competing product by far.
Cameras, HDMI, and FaceTime
FaceTime was a major selling point for the iPhone 4 – as it is for new iPad.
With the addition of two cameras (one rear facing and one front facing), the iPad 2 allows users to access FaceTime and video chat at blazing fast speed.
Back Camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with a 5x digital zoom
Front Camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second
In addition to being able to record and stream HD video, the iPad 2 offers an HDMI output for your home television. HDMI allows the iPad to connect and play any recorded or online video in high definition – a must-have for those Netflix addicts out there.
This powerful new addition to Apple’s arsenal provides for an amazing look into emerging mobile technology.
It seems that just a few years ago the iPhone was a marvel unto itself, and now with the second edition of the iPad, HD video recording, mobile video conferencing and multitasking online interaction is easier than ever.
Apple is notorious for its sleek style of user-friendly products and machines that make navigation an ease. Multitasking, apps, pictures, video/music editing, and FaceTime will all occur at mind-blowing speed and make the mobile online experience with Wi-Fi and 3G quicker than ever.
With several important and significant upgrades, Apple is dominating the tablet industry (by no surprise) and is continuing to push for an increasingly mobile device with powerful user capability.
There seems to be a notable trend in technology to become faster, sleeker, mobile and overall more efficient than its precursor – and the iPad 2 is no exception.
For information on the iPad 2, check out Apple’s website www.apple.com.