Apple iPad 2, What is New In iPad 2? iPad 2 Vs iPad 1

by Rohit on March 3, 2011

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Apple has just announced iPad 2 in its event in the USA. The iPad 2 is a hardware and software improvement over the first generation iPad  which was launched in the year 2010 by Apple. After successful sales of over 15 million iPad devices, Apple has made the following improvements in Apple iPad 2.

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Apple iPad 2 VS Apple iPad 1 – Hardware and Software Enhancements

  • iPad 2 has dual core A5 processor compared to A4 single core processor in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 has twice as fast CPU as iPad 1 has.
  • iPad has 9 times faster graphics performance as compared to iPad 1
  • Same power consumption as iPad 1 which is good as it saves battery
  • There are two video cameras, front and rear
  • Video Conferencing and facetime is possible with iPad 2 between iPad 2 and iPad 2, iPhone or Mac OS
  • Thickness is reduced by 33%, from 13.4 mm in iPad 1 to just 8.8 mm in iPad 2 which makes it very sleek
  • iPad 2 weights only 1.3 pound compared to 1.5 pound for iPad 1
  • Comes in both Black and White colour opposed to only black in iPad 1
  • Works with both Verizon and AT&T
  • 10 Hours battery life – same as iPad 1 without any compromise
  • Added new gyroscopes for motion sensing in iPad 2 which was not there in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 comes with HDMI output which was not there in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 HDMI output is mirrored in full HD resolution which was not there in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 can remain in charging while connected to HDMI output
  • iPad 2 HDMI output supports screen rotation and all apps
  • iPad 2 HDMI output connector is sold separately for $39
  • iPad 2 has optional Covers which are magnetic and cover the screen. They stick to the iPad 2 using magnets
  • iPad 2 cover can be used as stand and back cover to hold it in convenient position
  • iPad 2 covers don’t add much weight and keep the screen clean, it also auto locks the display when the cover is on.

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iPad 2 A5 Processor

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iPad 2 thickness

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iPad 2 Side View

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iPad 2 carrier compatibility

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iPad 2 Battery Life

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iPad 2 HDMI Cable connector

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iPad 2 Cover

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iPad 2 Cover

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iPad 2 Cover

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iPad 2 Cover options – Polyurethane and Leather

iPad 2 Prices

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  • iPad 2, 16 GB with Wi-Fi Only is for $499
  • iPad 2, 32 GB with Wi-Fi Only is for $599
  • iPad 2, 64 GB with Wi-Fi Only is for $699
  • iPad 2, 16 GB with Wi-Fi+3G  is for $629
  • iPad 2, 32 GB with Wi-Fi+3G is for $729
  • iPad 2, 64 GB with Wi-Fi+3G is for $829

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sri balaji March 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

The comparison made is very true…kudos to the post….You can also check this site for further details…
http://eshedgroup.com/2011/03/apple-ipad-2-vs-ipadoriginal/

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