The all-new thinner and lighter design makes iPad 2 even more comfortable to hold. It's even more powerful with the dual-core A5 chip, yet has the same 10 hours of battery life.

With two cameras, you can make FaceTime video calls, record HD video and put a twist on your snapshots in Photo Booth. And the iPad Smart Cover attaches magnetically and wakes up, stands up and brightens up your iPad 2.
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Whether you are looking to buy your first tablet computer, or you have the original iPad and are searching for a reason to upgrade, you'll be pleased to know that the iPad 2 constitutes a nice performance boost over the original. The dual core A5 processor clocks in at up to twice the speed of the original, and graphical processing unit also received a nice little upgrade.

The performance boost is great, but what most people will marvel at first is how holding the iPad 2 feels more like holding a piece of paper than a tablet computer. At one-third of an inch thick, it is definitely a thin device, but what is really incredible is how the iPad 2 feels even thinner in your hand. It utilizes the curved edges seen in iPhones previous to the iPhone 4, which makes it feel even more comfortable in your hand than the original.

The 9.7 inch display is the same as the original, sporting a 1024x768 resolution and LED backlight, but the external speaker has moved from the bottom edge to the back of the device and delivers a more solid, thick tone. The device features the same buttons as the original - a home button, sleep/wake button, volume buttons, a configurable switch and the standard Apple 30-pin connector - but to go alongside the iPad 2 release, Apple has released a Digital AV Adapter that gives the iPad 2 HDMI support. This adapter will work with both iPads, the iPhone and iPod Touch, but the iPad 2 is the only device that will support 1080p output, which means it will look fantastic on your HDTV.

Another nice features that goes alongside the faster performance and the same gadgetry we expect in an iOS device - the gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, Bluetooth, etc. - is a slightly larger battery that clocks in at roughly the same battery life as the original, 10 hours of activity and up to a month o standby. This is impressive considering the dual-processor and the upgraded graphics processor.

Additional Information

Brand Apple
Model Apple iPad 2 16/32/64 GB Wi-Fi
Display Size 768 x 1024 pixels,7.9 inches(~162 ppi pixel density), LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Features Apple A5
Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
PowerVR SGX543MP2
16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Operating System iOS
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth
Other - Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- Maps
- Audio/video player/editor
- Image viewer/editor
- Voice memo
- TV-out
- Document viewer
- Predictive text input

Customer Reviews

  • Alex, 7/16/2014:


  • Henry Pinney, 7/16/2014:

    One thing that Apple has clearly the advantage in for the moment is app availability. The App store has close to 70,000 iPad specific Apps, all of which will work on the iPad 2. The new cameras will undoubtedly see this list expand rapidly, as will the inclusion of a gyroscope for gaming and motion based uses. There are also a substantial number of professional applications ranging from document creation to photo editing and vector drawing. Chances are if you can dream it, there's an App for that (and if not you might want to get started on one to fill in the gap). The Android market is making a strong showing, and ultimately it'll likely be a strong competitor, for now it still has a ways to go, but any potential buyer should consider the strength of the application market before buying a tablet.

  • Craig Whisenhunt, 7/16/2014:

    The iPad 2 is absurdly thin. More importantly than it's thinness is its tapered edge which feels more natural in your hand. One of the biggest complaints about the original iPad was it really wasn't tremendously comfortable to hold for long periods at a time. For a tablet device designed to be held, that's a pretty big deal. Apple really has done an amazing job of cramming everything into an even smaller space than before and the difference is really noticeable when you're holding the device. In addition to the tapered edge, Apple managed to reduce the overall weight of the iPad 2. That might not seem like a huge deal to most, especially when you consider the weight difference isn't tremendous when you're already under 2 pounds, but I spend a good part of my day holding the iPad in my hands and the weight difference is surprising by the end of the day. The first generation isn't heavy by any means, but the iPad 2 outshines it.

  • Donald Bell, 7/16/2014:

    The Good: Apple's iPad 2 is dramatically thinner and boasts front and rear cameras, FaceTime video chat, a faster processor, and 3G options for both AT&T and Verizon.
    The Bad: The iPad's screen resolution hasn't budged, photo quality is mediocre, there's still no Adobe Flash support, and ports for HDMI, USB, and SD all require adapters.

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