It’s been more than 4 months that Apple launched its beloved tablet, the iPad 2,and people are still frenzied about getting their hands on it. This new tablet, unlike its previous version, claims to be 33% thinner, 15% lighter and much faster in terms of performance.Heightened customer satisfaction and great reviews about this latest device have definitely added up tomaintain the company’s dominance in the tablet industry. Now we’ll take a look at what things actually made this device a real success.
iPad 2 specifications
Compellingly, this second generation tablet by Apple is known for its great features like twin (front and rear) cameras, dual-core A5 chip, blazing fast graphics, iOS 4 operating system, and 10-hr battery life. Other than that, the device sports an amazing 9.7” LED backlit widescreen displaywith Multi-touch capability and IPS technology. It supports 1024 x 768 pixel resolution at 132 pixels-per-inch (ppi). The glossy screen used in iPad 2is noticeably stronger and more flexible, coated by a finger-resistant oleophobic covering. The body, as usual, is made with unibody aluminum constructionmaking the device look sleek and feel light altogether.
The total height of the new iPad is 9.50 inches, width 7.31 inches, depth 0.34 inches, and weight between 1.33 to 1.35 pounds depending upon the model of your choice. Talking about models, the device is available in two versions, one being Wi-Fi while the other one beingiPad 2 3g + Wi-Fi. You can also choose your tablet storage that is offered in 16, 32, and 64 GB sizes. The chip used in the tablet is a customized 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 chip that is two times faster than the previous A4 processor.
One of the two cameras installed in the iPad 2 is (well, a low-resolution) rear camera that is capable of recording 720p HD videos for up to 30 frames per second. However, the front facing camera is a VGA that can also take pictures and record video for up to 30 fps.Both the cameras work pretty well with FaceTime and somewhat nice with Skype.
Other iPad 2 specs include 3.5 mm stereo headset minijack; 30-pin dock connector port; built-in speakers; microphone; sensors like three-axis gyro, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor; and finally a 25 watt hour lithium-polymer battery that gives up to 10 hours of battery time on Wi-Fi and up to 9 hours on 3G.
iPad 2 price and carriers
In USA, two carriers (AT&T and Verizon) provide their services and data plans for the second iPad.Available in two colors, white and black, the device is accessible at the same price on both networks. The real catch is their varied data planswhich can help you decide the right thing for you at a right price. The iPad 2 price for device-only, starts from $629 for 16GB, which goes higher for 32GB (i.e. $729) and even higher for 64GB (i.e. $829).
These two available carriers provide an easier access to customers by minimizing the monarchy of just one carrier for such an amazing device. Now people can easily compare and choose the network that suits their needs the most.
iPad 2 smartcover
One thing we deliberately didn’t mention earlier in this article is the smartcover made by Apple especially for this device. Why? Because, we wanted to discuss this classified thing in an absolutely secluded section like this one.
The developers wanted to compliment this tablet with a cover that is as sleek and smart as the device itself. Therefore, they came up with the idea of iPad 2 smart cover that not only protects the screen but also revamps it in its own way. It is just a front-covering protection that is attached with magnets to the device. You can fold it to make a video or keyboard stand, or simply unfold it when you’re not using your iPad 2. The relationship between the device and smart cover is so strong that it goes to sleep when the cover is closed and wakes up when you open it to use. It also flips back like a flat page so that you can hold your tablet with ease.
iPad 2 review
Believe it or not, the Apple tablets are the only ones that secure highest customer satisfaction and ratings as compared to other tablets in the market. Reported by a poll, 95% of the future tablet buyers showed their interest in buying Apple iPads, even before the launch. Now four months following the release of iPad 2, a report presented on Thursday by Good Technology says that 97% of all the tablet activations were the iPads’ activation that also helped augmenting Apple’s general share of activations to around 80% in this quarter. The report also claimed that iPads are more renowned in the financial sectors as 46% of all the activations were accounted by the corporate industry.
So, if you’re interested in buying but still confused about where to get an iPad 2, then our humble opinion would be to head out to a nearest Apple store so that you can test the device itself before buying and get it right away from the trusted people instead of buying online and waiting for days to get it shipped at your doorsteps. Good luck!
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