Apple announces iPad 2 with new design, faster A5 processor

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  • Reply 21 of 417
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    Pretty much what was expected" - An incremental 'Update'.



    It would have been nice to have:



    - A higher resolution display

    - A bump to 128gb at the high end

    - Higher resolution cameras

    - Built-in Stereo speakers

    - An SDHC/XC card slot for transferring pictures etc.

    - A dock port that allows the connector to sit flush writhe the device.

    - A design that didn't force one to buy all new cases/accessories.



    Overall, this really is what the device should have been at the beginning, and I'm sure it will sell very well.



    Incremental? NOT! This thing is re-designed with all-new guts. Looking at the specs this beast is AT LEAST 2X faster than iPad 1. Up to 9X better graphics. I skipped iPad 1, I'll definitely picking up one of these & the cool new smart cover they showed off.
  • Reply 22 of 417
    aiaddictaiaddict Posts: 487member
    Yikes. I sure hope iOS 5 has some major improvements to keep people happy until iPad 3 comes out.



    Also, HDMI with a special $39 connector? How is that slick, convenient, or a good user experience. I hate carrying bags of connectors cables and dongles, and even more so with an ultra-portable.
  • Reply 23 of 417
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,167member
    Apple just killed RIMs Playbook and all other copycats



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drobforever View Post


    Overall looks great, but still a few unanswered questions:



    512MB or 1GB Ram?

    Any improvement on the display?

    Resolution of front facing camera?



    We won't know about the RAM until iFixit gets one but I believe it must be at least 512MB. The display is the same resolution as the iPad.
  • Reply 24 of 417
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    Pretty much what was expected" - An incremental 'Update'.



    It would have been nice to have:



    - A higher resolution display

    - A bump to 128gb at the high end

    - Higher resolution cameras

    - Built-in Stereo speakers

    - An SDHC/XC card slot for transferring pictures etc.

    - A dock port that allows the connector to sit flush writhe the device.

    - A design that didn't force one to buy all new cases/accessories.



    Overall, this really is what the device should have been at the beginning, and I'm sure it will sell very well.







    You are so predictable.



    This from a guy who bought 3 (or is it 9) Samsung Galaxy Tabs because they are perfect...
  • Reply 25 of 417
    sacto joesacto joe Posts: 895member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple on Wednesday took the wraps off of its second-generation tablet, officially dubbed "iPad 2," with a completely new, thinner design, a faster dual-core A5 processor, and two video cameras, shipping on March 11.



    This is not correct. ORDERS start March 11th. Checked their website plus tried to order. Did Steve Jobs mis-speak?
  • Reply 26 of 417
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    Who else do you see offering these specs at $499?







    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    Pretty much what was expected" - An incremental 'Update'.



    It would have been nice to have:



    - A higher resolution display

    - A bump to 128gb at the high end

    - Higher resolution cameras

    - Built-in Stereo speakers

    - An SDHC/XC card slot for transferring pictures etc.

    - A dock port that allows the connector to sit flush writhe the device.

    - A design that didn't force one to buy all new cases/accessories.



    Overall, this really is what the device should have been at the beginning, and I'm sure it will sell very well.



  • Reply 27 of 417
    physguyphysguy Posts: 920member
    Hard to see it as available on March 11 if you can't order it until March 11 - which is what the apple store now says???
  • Reply 28 of 417
    jpcgjpcg Posts: 114member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by samban View Post


    Is there a link for live feed with either photos or videos



    better than that;

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/
  • Reply 29 of 417
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    Pretty much what was expected" - An incremental 'Update'.



    It would have been nice to have:



    - A higher resolution display

    - A bump to 128gb at the high end

    - Higher resolution cameras

    - Built-in Stereo speakers

    - An SDHC/XC card slot for transferring pictures etc.

    - A dock port that allows the connector to sit flush writhe the device.

    - A design that didn't force one to buy all new cases/accessories.



    Overall, this really is what the device should have been at the beginning, and I'm sure it will sell very well.



    Not quite! iPad 1 should have had 500 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM, 3 GHz quad-core A10 processor, etc.



    Pfffttt!!!!
  • Reply 30 of 417
    tomsoptomsop Posts: 6member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nkhm View Post


    The display is stunning, what needs to be changed about it?



    I have an Iphone 4 and I have seen an Ipad. I guess I have been spoiled and see room for improvement from the Ipad but I understand technology/price/availability cannot keep up.



    I guarantee you that on Ipad 3 the first bullet point will be display quality change. I was hoping to see that today.



    I am leaning towards getting an Ipad 2 so I guess my real question is should I wait a little longer since I do not have an Ipad or wait for Ipad 3 - if it is a year from now I will buy the Ipad 2 - if it is this fall I can wait. I am perplexed about what to do.
  • Reply 31 of 417
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member
    Let the bitching begin...
  • Reply 32 of 417
    jpcgjpcg Posts: 114member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drobforever View Post


    Overall looks great, but still a few unanswered questions:



    512MB or 1GB Ram?

    Any improvement on the display?

    Resolution of front facing camera?



    And the new specs:

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/



    Edit:

    front cam VGA 30fps

    back cam 720p 30fps



    +

    I think its funny that you can only Geotag via Wifi even in the 3G/GPS version
  • Reply 33 of 417
    cimcim Posts: 197member
    iPad 2 spells doom for the Xoom (and all other tablets shipping this year).
  • Reply 34 of 417
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    No one will be shipping a significantly better display at this point. So its not that big of a deal. This is just the reality of where we are right now.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tomsop View Post


    OK - so what is the verdict for people like me hoping for a better display - I like all the other stuff - just bummed about the display. When Jobs says graphics look much better I assume he does not mean the display but he is talking about motion graphics? Am I parsing or reading in too much about his comments?



  • Reply 35 of 417
    bergermeisterbergermeister Posts: 6,784member
    This thing will be a hot seller.



    We are definitely upgrading our two iPad 1s.



    Teachers, docs, business people... many other occupations... this will do wonders.



    It is most certainly not a toy.
  • Reply 36 of 417
    If the ipad2 ships on the 11th, when can we place an order for the iPad2?
  • Reply 37 of 417
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,212member
    That's a cute video for the smart cover.

    But what are we supposed to do with it when holding the iPad during use?
  • Reply 38 of 417
    sacto joesacto joe Posts: 895member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tomsop View Post


    I have an Iphone 4 and I have seen an Ipad. I guess I have been spoiled and see room for improvement from the Ipad but I understand technology/price/availability cannot keep up.



    I guarantee you that on Ipad 3 the first bullet point will be display quality change. I was hoping to see that today.



    I am leaning towards getting an Ipad 2 so I guess my real question is should I wait a little longer since I do not have an Ipad or wait for Ipad 3 - if it is a year from now I will buy the Ipad 2 - if it is this fall I can wait. I am perplexed about what to do.



    I bought the low end iPad last March, and have NEVER regreted it. Buy it now, then sell the older one when the new one comes out. Why punish yourself over a couple hundred bucks?
  • Reply 39 of 417
    cmf2cmf2 Posts: 1,427member
    I had hoped for a Thunderbolt port as I think it would make a good tech demo, and the timing was right for it. Oh well. Sad that they're making me wait longer to see iOS 5



    iPad 2 looks really good though and I'm glad HDMI finally made an appearance (I wonder if they used the unused pins in the dock connector for it since digital video out wasn't available before), it should be coming to the rest of the iOS devices now.
  • Reply 40 of 417
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,167member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tomsop View Post


    I have an Iphone 4 and I have seen an Ipad. I guess I have been spoiled and see room for improvement from the Ipad but I understand technology/price/availability cannot keep up.



    I guarantee you that on Ipad 3 the first bullet point will be display quality change. I was hoping to see that today.



    I am leaning towards getting an Ipad 2 so I guess my real question is should I wait a little longer since I do not have an Ipad or wait for Ipad 3 - if it is a year from now I will buy the Ipad 2 - if it is this fall I can wait. I am perplexed about what to do.



    If you keep waiting for the next best thing you will never buy anything
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