Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

Apple's iPad 2 is faster, lighter, thinner and better than its predecessor, adding a host of new features to the 2010 best-seller

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A Preview of the Apple iPad 2

3rd March 2011

The iPad 2 is Apple's second descent into the tablet market, and although thinner and lighter than its older brother, features a host of new features in a bid to compete with Honeycomb rivals.

Under the hood, it packs Apple's latest A5 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, offering double the speed and nine-times the graphics performance of the first-gen tablet. There's also a beefy 2500mAh battery tucked away, promising up to 10 hours of juice on a single charge.

Unlike the original iPad, Apple's second-gen slate features both front and rear-facing cameras. The back-facing snapper can record 720p HD video footage, while the forward-facing camera records at VGA quality. The new iPad is also HDMI-compatible, enabling users to mirror 1080p HD footage between your tablet and HDTV.

With iOS 4.3 onboard, the slate will also come equipped with PhotoBooth and FaceTime, enabling users to make free WiFi video calls between iPad and iPhone 4 devices. Apple's upcoming platform also offers improved Safari performance, iTunes home sharing, the option to toggle the function of the iPad switch and iMovie and GarageBand for the iPad 2.

Despite its wealth of new features, the Apple iPad 2 measures in at 8.8mm thick, 33% thinner than its older brother and skinner than the iPhone 4. It may be smaller, but the iPad 2 still manages to pack a 9.7 inch 1024 x 768 display, complete with Apple's all-new "Smart Covers". These colourful magnetic sleeves not only protect the tablet from tumbles and scratches, but transforms into a make-shift stand for comfortable typing.

Once launched, the iPad 2 will be available in both Black and White, and will come with the option of 16, 32 or 64GB of storage. Like with the original iPad, you'll also be able to choose between a 3G + WiFi version, or a cheaper, WiFi only model.

The Apple iPad 2 will be on sale in the UK from March 25th, and will be available on subsidized pay monthly deals with Orange and T-Mobile from launch.

A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.

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Cheap 8GB Apple iPad 2 launching next week for £200?

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Apple will launch a cheap 8GB iPad 2 alongside its third-gen tablet next week, sources have revealed, in a bid to fight-off budget Android and Windows 8 slates. Digitimes is reporting that in a addition to its high-end iPad 3 tablet, the Cupertino-giant is plotting to unveil an 8GB iPad 2, which will retailer for around £200-£300. Citing “sources […]

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Apple iPad 2 Specifications

Apple iPad 2

Size

214.2mm x 185.7mm x 8.8mm

Weight

601 grams

Display

Full capacitive touch screen

Type: TFT LCD

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Size: 9.7 inches

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Input

Keyboard: On-screen

Operating System

iOS 4.3


Storage

Storage

Internal: 16/32/64GB

Miscellaneous

CPU: 1.2GHz Dual core

A-GPS with maps

Internet

Internet

Data Speed

Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
Up to 2 Mbps upload speed

Data Protocols

3G, HSDPA

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Connectivity

Connectivity

Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack

Data: Standard USB

Quad Band

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 2.1

A2DP for wireless stereo headsets

Camera

Camera

0.93 megapixel camera

None Flash

720p Video Recording

At 30 fps

Front facing camera with video calling

Social

Social

Social Networking Features

Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Email Access

Power

Power

Battery Capacity: 2500 mAh

Multimedia

Multimedia

Audio supported formats

Playback: MP3, AAC, M4A

Recording: Supported

Video supported formats

Playback: MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

Recording: Supported



Pay Monthly Deals for the Apple iPad 2

Monthly Cost
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Contract
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Mobile Phone Minutes Texts Data TariffDeal Handset Cost Avg. Cost p/m
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 250 MB
24 Months
£31.00 per month
Free £31.00
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 250 MB
24 Months
£31.00 per month
Free £31.00
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 1 GB
24 Months
£31.00 per month
£49.00 £31.00
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 1 GB
24 Months
£31.00 per month
£49.00 £31.00
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 250 MB
24 Months
£26.00 per month
£99.00 £26.00
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 250 MB
24 Months
£26.00 per month
£99.00 £26.00
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 1 GB
24 Months
£21.00 per month
£149.00 £21.00
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 1 GB
24 Months
£21.00 per month
£149.00 £21.00
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 2 GB
24 Months
£26.00 per month
£149.00 £26.00
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB
Apple iPad 2 White WiFi+3G 16GB 0 Minutes 0 Texts 2 GB
24 Months
£26.00 per month
£149.00 £26.00
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