2nd Generation Ipad
The iPad started the tablet fashion and it isn’t an old model but Apple felt the need to launch a new version. The iPad 2 does not come with revolutionary new features. The new device is thinner, faster and lighter and these are great reasons for the fans to make an upgrade.
IiPad 2 has a thickness of only 8.8 mm which is with 33% smaller than on the first iPad. The weight is with 15% smaller too. The screen is the same LCD with 9.7 inch with 768 x 1024 resolutions and the new A5 processor has a great performance. The iPad 2 comes with two cameras, one on the back which can record HD 720p videos and one in front for video calls with FaceTime. The battery lasts up to 10 hours which is enough for a whole day of intense use.
Apple sold until now 15 million iPads which is a great result for such a product. As the first iPad, the iPad 2 comes in two connectivity versions: WiFi only or WiFi and 3G which supports HSPA speeds. There is a CDMA model for networks that use this technology. The operating system of the iPad 2 is the new iOS 4.3. This comes with many new things like a faster Safari browser and the iTunes Home Sharing function.
Apple also created some protection covers for the iPad 2 which are very interesting. These are called Smart Cover and allow you to hold your device in different positions, for example when you are watching movies. When you open the cover, the iPad goes on automatically and it also shuts down when you close the cover.
The launching news of the iPad 2 is putting the accent also on huge content diversity available for the tablet. In the AppStore are 350.000 applications from which 65.000 are native and 10.000 for movies – 3.500 in High Definition format. Also the iPad 2 is one of the best devices to read electronic books.
The price of an iPad 2 in theUnited States can vary between $499 and $829 depending on the model and the data subscription. It is not a cheap device but this won’t be a problem for the Apple fans.
The iPad 3 is about to be launched at the end of 2011 – rumors say that Apple bought all the production capacity of the Samsung screens along the whole year of 2011.11