Apple iPad 2
|Operating System||Apple iOS|
|Dimension (in)||7.3 x .4 x 9.5|
|Resolution (px)||1024 x 768|
Camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G, USB
|Battery Life||10.5 hrs|
Though Apple calls its latest tablet PC the iPad 2, it actually might be more appropriately named the iPad 1.1. After all, little has changed in the Apple iPad 2 from its first edition, but how does one improve on a market-leading product?
Among the minor but overall significant improvements are a slight decrease in size, from 9.7”x7.47”x0.5” to 9.5”x7.33”x0.34”, while slimming down a bit from 1.5 to 1.3 pounds. However, the same great capacitive 1024x768 screen remains the same and looks just as good; plus, it’s running on a next-generation dual-core 1 GHz A5 microprocessor. There’s also a white-colored version of the iPad 2, and that one looks particularly great.
For bonus specs, the iPad 2 includes two cameras – making video calling possible on an Apple tablet – and a micro SIM slot on 3G-ready models, meaning the iPad 2 isn’t dependent on WiFi for internet connectivity as in version one of the tablet. A few extra bits of software are new to the 2, including a FaceTime app, Photo Booth, iMovie and GarageBand, a music creation/production app.
Apple iPad 2 battery life is also of note. This tablet probably has the longest-running battery out there. With full use of the iPad 2, the battery can stay alive for about 10.5 hours, outdoing the iPad by at least one hour and very few competitors topped that one.
How does one improve on the Apple iPad? In precisely the above-mentioned ways, that’s how. Apple has somehow managed to top itself with the iPad 2, and we can confidently recommend this tablet to any user – until the Apple iPad 3, of course.
Tablet2Cases recommends to buy it now from $508.