Jan 232012

iPad 2There’s no doubt that majority of folks will have seen or heard of the iPad 2 in one way or another. There is always a lot of hype when it comes to Apple products. Perhaps it’s due to all the fan boys, or is it simply because Apple produces quality products? Coming from someone who is impartial, I’d say it’s a bit of the two. The iPad 2 was introduced and released just recently, and it comes just a year after the first iPad was made public. Today, I will look at what different with this innovative roffering and if switching to the iPad 2 is something you should do.

iPad  2The iPad 2 is smaller compared to the original iPad model. The iPad 2 is thinner by roughly 33% of the original although the screen dimensions continue to be unaltered. At only 600 grams, the iPad 2 is much lighter. Not heavy the least bit. These modifications are tangible as I discovered by holding the iPad and iPad 2. Any thought you may have that it will not work as well, because of the size modifications, could not be further from the truth.

When compared to the original model, the iPad 2 is faster. First, Apple boasts that its graphics processor is nine times faster than the first iPad. This is a significant progress if we assume that as read. Gaming demands and the introduction of cameras is why this had to come about. An A5 chip implies that Apple likewise now has a processor that is a great deal quicker. The reason it is fast is because the iPad 2 features a dual core A5 processing chip. I certainly noted it was zippier, even with a lot of apps working in the background. Loading time is faster and I observe this when using the web and video functions on both iPads.

ipad-vs-ipad-2The iPad 2 now has two cameras. These are located at the front and at the rear. The first iPad had no cameras in the least, so this is a major feature if you’re bothered about having a camera on your device. There is a difference in that one of the cameras can record in 720p HD. FaceTime and PhotoBooth are two new additions to the iPad which let you make video calls and snap interesting pictures, respectively. With FaceTime, the front camera allows your calling partner to see your face and the back camera lets him see what you can see, on the back side of the iPad.

Upgrading from the iPad to the iPad 2 is, I would suppose, for those who feel the need for the faster processors and are able to afford it. Even though the upgrades are an improvement, it’s nothing serious, apart from possibly the camera which is a brand new inclusion.

iPad 2 vs. iPad (Original)

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