iPad vs iPad2: The Comparison

Last March 2, 2011, Apple has officially announced and released the most awaited gadget of the year, the Apple iPad 2. So what changed? Let’s take a look at the comparison, iPad vs iPad2.

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So what’s new is the most anticipated gadget iPad 2? Basically iPad2 is faster and better as compared to it’s predecessor the iPad. iPad 2 is equip with a dual core processor making it faster, it has thinner design (33% thinner to be exact) and great new looks/ambiance, plus iPad2 has now a built in front and rear camera capable of capturing high resolution images.


The 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance and low-power system-on-a-chip makes possible for this gadget to load applications and play games faster.


Another great feature of iPad 2 is the Smart Cover. It’s a thin magnetic front cover which can be folded and act as a stand or support.

“The Smart Cover and iPad 2 were made for each other. Literally. Built-in magnets draw the Smart Cover to iPad for a perfect fit that not only protects, but also wakes up, stands up, and brightens up your iPad. That’s not just smart. It’s genius.”


iPad 2 has dual camera with FaceTime application that lets you capture and record high definition images/videos and share it with your friends. With iPad 2 you can now do video call conversation.

iPad vs iPad2 Comparison Table:

Specs
iPad
iPad 2
Processor 1GHz Apple A4 1GHz dual-core Apple A5
Camera No Camera Front Camera VGA only
Rear 720p Camera
Network Data EDGE plus triband HSPA EDGE plus quadband HSPA
Thickness 13.4mm 8.8mm
Weight 680g (WiFi) 601g (WiFi)
Gyroscope none 3-axis

The features/specs that iPad and iPad2 has in common are:
Display: 9.7″ LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Storage: 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR
Accelerometer: 3-axis

iPad 2 Specs Sheet:
1GHz Apple A5 chip Dual-Core processor
9.7″ display @ 1024×768 pixels
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (3G model)
720p Back Camera @ 30fps video recording
VGA front-facing camera
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Assisted GPS

iPad2 Price List:

Model
16B
32GB
64GB
WiFi ($/PHP) $499 / Php23,990 $599 / Php28,990 $699 / Php33,990
WiFi + 3G ($/PHP) $629 / Php30,990 $729 / Php35,990 $829 / Php40,990

The prices indicated above will most probably be different or change, depending on your location, supplier or local store price.

Unfortunately iPad2 won’t be available here in the Philippines for the next few months. It will be first released in the US on March 11 and on the same month in other countries like Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Replublic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.




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