An Overview of the iPad 2

An Overview of the iPad 2

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The iPad 2 is the second generation of ipad tablet computers whose origin is from the giant computer company called Apple. This new iPad primarily differs from its predecessor in terms of its weight and size. It is much thinner and lighter and has faster processing power. It has also been fitted with two cameras as compared to its predecessor which had none.

Internet Operating System

Just like its predecessor, the iPad 2 runs on the IOS 4.3 (Internet Operating System). This is an operating system that is the primary control program used in its routers and it comes from Cisco. Unlike the original model, the iPad 2 is powered by a dual-core graphics chip A5 which is new and is twice as fast as the previous graphics chip A4 that the first iPad uses. Its graphic speed is also 9 times faster and needs the same amount of power to run than it did for the older A4 processors.

The iPad 2 also features a front VGA video and still images camera and a back 720p HD video with 5X digital zoom camera. It is available in capacities of 16, 32 and 64 GB and has a screen size of 9.7 inches. It is 33% slimmer than the first generation iPad and weighs just 1.3 pounds compared to its predecessor which weighs 1.5 pounds. It is available in two colors which are black and white. It also has a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and a video output of 1080p via HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface).

Extended Battery Life

The iPad 2 has a 10 hour battery life and a one month standby period. It is 9.5 inches tall, 7.3 inches wide and 0.3 inches thick. AT&T and Verizon are its two U.S carriers, with additional carriers lined up to serve customers locally worldwide.

The Apple iPad2 was introduced to the market on March 2, 2011 and is priced between $499- $829 depending on the one you want; i.e. with Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi + 3G on AT&T or Wi-Fi + 3G on Verizon.

Apple says that the new second generation iPad will operate with all the normal existing applications with full support. Apple also offers “Smart Covers” which offer full protection to the iPad 2’s screen. When properly folded, these smart covers also work as a stand for this device.

Resources

Apple: iPad 2 Smart Covers

CNET; Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black); Donald Bell; March 11, 2011

Top Computer Tablets; Apple iPad 2 Review – Tablet Supremacy Justified?; May 14, 2011

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