There’s no question that almost all folks will have seen or heard of the iPad 2 in one way or another. There is invariably a lot of hype when it comes to Apple products. Possibly it’s because of all the fan boys, or is it merely because Apple develops quality products? I would propose it could be one or the other, speaking as an unbiased onlooker in this. Following on one year from when the original iPad was launched, the iPad 2 is now in the market. In the rest of this articlethis article, I will look at what different with this new roffering and if moving to the iPad 2 is a good idea.
Regarding the physical size, the iPad 2 is tinier in comparison to the first iPad. It is good to see that the iPad 2 is slimmer, to the tune of a third against the original iPad, and that the size of the screen is the same. The weight of the iPad 2 has also seen a decrease with it now tipping the scales at just 600 grams. That’s much lighter. These changes are perceptible as I discovered by holding the iPad and iPad 2. Any thought you may have that it will not work as well, as a result the size modifications, could not be further from the truth.
When compared to the first model, the iPad 2 is speedier. The graphics processor is touted by Apple to be 9 times quicker than the initial iPad. That is a huge improvement, if what they state is true. The reason for this improvement is for demanding games and the camera, which we’ll come onto soon. In addition, the shift from an A4 to an A5 chip means that Apple has a better processor inside. The reason that it is fast is because the iPad 2 has a dual core A5 processing chip. Regardless of what I was using, I could distinguish that it was faster. Loading time is speedier and I observe this when using the web and video functions on both iPads.
Now, let’s move on to the new addition of the cameras; not just one, but two cameras are on the iPad 2. The two cameras are set at the front side and at the rear. If you like the idea of having a camera, then you will embrace this shift of stance as when the iPad was first released, there were no cameras. There is a difference in that one of the cameras can snap in 720p HD. The iPad 2 has now added FaceTime and Photobooth, providing you the ability to video call and take all kinds of pics. The back camera, when running FaceTime on the iPad, shows where you are as opposed to the front camera that allows you to see each other.
If you can afford it and desire the new speedier processing times then upgrading from the first iPad to iPad 2 probably makes sense, or win an iPad competition. Even though the upgrades are an improvement, it’s nothing groundbreaking, apart from possibly the camera which is a brand new inclusion.