Apple announces iPad 2 with new design, faster A5 processor

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  • Reply 61 of 417
    ssquirrelssquirrel Posts: 1,196member
    According to Ars, the new iPad has 512MB RAM

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/20...resolution.ars
  • Reply 62 of 417
    gumguygumguy Posts: 27member
    So obviously we would to know if I can remove my unlimited data plan ATT sim card from my 3G iPad 1 and place it into my future 3G iPad 2? Then just use iPad 1 for wifi? Anyone know the answer to this one? I ask because I have the unlimited data plan for $29 and want to keep the "grandfathered" plan. Thanks in advance
  • Reply 63 of 417
    applezillaapplezilla Posts: 941member
    I have to admit, this is a bigger leap than I expected. Still won't get one until they go Retina, but that new cover alone is testing my urge to reach for the credit card.
  • Reply 64 of 417
    lamewinglamewing Posts: 742member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anotherperson View Post


    If the ipad2 ships on the 11th, when can we place an order for the iPad2?



    Read the website. You can buy it on 3/11/11. Which means you can buy it at the online Apple Store on 3/11/11 or in an Apple Store (brick and mortar) at 5:00pm on 3/11/11. Not before.
  • Reply 65 of 417
    cmf2cmf2 Posts: 1,427member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lukeskymac View Post


    -We knew this wasn't going to happen

    -This is true (I can't believe I agreed with you

    -Not needed

    -Not needed (seriously, you ever heard of earphones?)

    -camera/usb accessory says hello

    -wtf?

    -enjoy your serial ports.



    Increased storage wasn't realistic. Flash prices haven't dropped and Motorola still can't match apple's price points.
  • Reply 66 of 417
    prof. peabodyprof. peabody Posts: 2,860member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bergermeister View Post


    Some people were worried that the update would be minor changes. Nope. This is a completely new beast.



    Wow. This is no toy.



    A5 processor - dual core = up t 2x as fast



    9x better graphics



    Video cams.



    Thinner.



    Lighter.



    Same battery life (up to 10 hours).



    Available MARCH 11!!!



    I disagree. I'll be buying one but I find the iPad 2 and the whole event to be underwhelming at best.



    Did anyone catch whether they even included the multi-tasking gestures? I'm so very very tired of double-clicking that home button fifty or sixty times a day.
  • Reply 67 of 417
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lamewing View Post


    The upgrades on the new iPad are very nice indeed. I am almost tempted to buy one next Friday, BUT I simply refuse to buy any iPad as long as it MUST be tethered to another computer. When Apple decides to allow the iPad to stand autonomously then I will pick on up. Until then I will keep using my laptop.



    I say this because I was out travelling with my original iPad and something screwy happened with the OS and I was forced to reset the entire device. I accepted I would lose the data (backed up at home), but I could no longer even use the device for email or web browsing. I tried AT&T and asked if they would let me reinitialize the iPad (3G model) at their store and they refused. There was not an Apple store nearby, nor a Best Buy, etc.



    IF Apple allows a future iPad not require an initial connection to an iTunes account, I will pick one up in a heartbeat to replace the 3G model I sold after that trip. Maybe I missed this and the new model allows this. Can anyone confirm, one way or another?



    I don't see this as a big deal. If you are obsessive about it (as I am), travel with a Windows netbook AND your iPad. And a backup hard drive with all your stuff on it. And a Windows install on a USB drive. That way you can recover from virtually any failure.



    Look at it this way: if you had no iPad and were traveling with a laptop, and "something screwy" happened and you had to "reset the entire device" (e.g. hard drive crashed), you'd be in exactly the same boat. No difference. Except I wager the iPad is a lot more stable and less likely to brick out than a Windows laptop.
  • Reply 68 of 417
    lamewinglamewing Posts: 742member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bergermeister View Post


    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.



    But for people like me who want a small computer to write and test code on the go...it is still a toy. I am "stuck" using a Macbook Air.
  • Reply 69 of 417
    crift2012crift2012 Posts: 124member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AIaddict View Post


    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.



    damn you can't make some people at all...



    I am sure you would have bitched if it didnt have HDMI out at all...lol



    also its called airplay if you own multiple ATV's. I am sure if apple created the first ipad with a pico projector, they would bitching it wasnt bright enough in direct sunlight..



    FFS, GO MAKE YOUR OWN FANTASY ILLUSION MOBILE DEVICE THAT EXISTS IN ALL MULTIVERSES, CHARGES FROM BRAIN WAVES AND BUILD IT UP TO UNICORN RAINBOW SPECS EVERY YEAR!
  • Reply 70 of 417
    drandalldrandall Posts: 13member
    the ipad2 looks very nice...no problems there.



    i was a bit disappointed when i heard that facetime is still wi-fi only. i know this allows for a better image but if you're out of a wi-fi zone, any image is better than none at all.



    it would be great if facetime inherited ichat's ability to display pics and video inside the chat itself. it would be great, for example, to edit together video taken with the ipad2 camera, cut it together, and then show it to my family during a video chat.



    finally, while i'm VERY glad to see video mirroring....having to use a wire is a bit disappointing, even with HDMI @ 1080p. i can imagine teachers and lecturers wanting to manipulate a photo or zoom into data without dragging a cord around with them. who knows, maybe it'll get updated in lion or IOS5
  • Reply 71 of 417
    tomsoptomsop Posts: 6member
    I am confused about availability on 3/11 or ability to order beginning 3/11 and does that mean to be the first you have to wait in a long line at the Apple Store?
  • Reply 72 of 417
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member
    .



    File under: Gotta' Love 'em





    Apple?s iPad 2 Is About to Enter a Crowded Field



    http://www.eweek.com/
  • Reply 73 of 417
    modemode Posts: 163member
    I'll wait another year I guess. Not that it's disappointing - but it's nothing revolutionary either.

    I don't see any compelling reason to get one. I have a Macbook, MacPro, iPod Touch.

    Getting an iPad at this point would just be adding to the landfill more crap that I don't need.



    If anything, I am walking away disappointed that my iPod Touch (2nd gen) is no longer being supported... and after only a year and a half of owning it. That's way too soon in my opinion. Not good for the environment, not good for the consumer - good for Apple only. \
  • Reply 74 of 417
    jawestonjaweston Posts: 18member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anotherperson View Post


    If the ipad2 ships on the 11th, when can we place an order for the iPad2?



    Probably no ordering until March 11. Apple may want to maximize the number of iPad 2s sold on the first day and on the first weekend. Pre-ordering of the Verizon iPhone 4 made first-day sales look tepid.
  • Reply 75 of 417
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member
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    AAPL jumped about $3.75 when Steve took the stage.





    AAPL currently up .9%



    MMI (Moto Mobile) currently down 3.56%



    RIMM currently down .1%



    .
  • Reply 76 of 417
    poohlppoohlp Posts: 16member
    This update is impressive. They are clearly aiming to have everyone have a tablet that they carry with them at all times. It isn't quite there, but for most casual users, this almost has the potential to completely replace a traditional laptop/desktop. All it needs is flash support and a couple other tweaks, and I'd be tempted to buy one of these instead of the fancy 15' macbook pro my next chuck of change is going to be doled out for as soon as I determine how much of my life savings I am willing to part with.



    If only my old macbook weren't yelling at me about lack of memory every night, I might buy one of these instead and limp along with what I have...
  • Reply 77 of 417
    tomsoptomsop Posts: 6member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tomsop View Post


    I am confused about availability on 3/11 or ability to order beginning 3/11 and does that mean to be the first you have to wait in a long line at the Apple Store?



    I figured it out by reading the above post.



    I do see this setup as an attempt to generate long lines at Apple Store because if you order on 3/11 - you won't get to play with it over the weekend vs. those who get it Friday.



    No big deal since I live too far away from a store for this to be an issue - I can wait a few days.
  • Reply 78 of 417
    lamewinglamewing Posts: 742member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MyDogHasFleas View Post


    I don't see this as a big deal. If you are obsessive about it (as I am), travel with a Windows netbook AND your iPad. And a backup hard drive with all your stuff on it. And a Windows install on a USB drive. That way you can recover from virtually any failure.



    Look at it this way: if you had no iPad and were traveling with a laptop, and "something screwy" happened and you had to "reset the entire device" (e.g. hard drive crashed), you'd be in exactly the same boat. No difference. Except I wager the iPad is a lot more stable and less likely to brick out than a Windows laptop.



    1. I have no idea if I am as COD as you.

    2. I have no desire to carry BOTH an iPad and a Notebook. That kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?



    3. No, I can (and do) carry my back up data on an external hard drive with a notebook and either carry OS install discs (back ups) or, in my case, the installation flash drive for my macbook air if the trip is a long one.



    4. I don't carry a windows notebook and I NEVER stated I was using a Windows laptop, so how is this even relevant?
  • Reply 79 of 417
    cmf2cmf2 Posts: 1,427member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by stelligent View Post


    In the computing world, faster processing is indeed incremental improvement. Arguably, it is expected improvement, since many other tablets will have two-core processing.



    Having said this, this is a very nice increment.



    Incremental is a minor jump in processing speed, not going from one to two cores and going from a Cortex A8 reference design to a Cortex A9 reference design as well as boosting graphics performance by 9x. It was an expected improvement, yes, but not just incremental. If you think this is incremental, I'd like to see the stairs at your house.
  • Reply 80 of 417
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    I disagree. I'll be buying one but I find the iPad 2 and the whole event to be underwhelming at best.



    Did you find the introduction of the Playbook or Xoom to be more whelming?



    Quote:

    Did anyone catch whether they even included the multi-tasking gestures? I'm so very very tired of double-clicking that home button fifty or sixty times a day.



    That would come in a major OS update. Likely iOS 5.0
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