Apple's great commitment to the process of making the IPad 2
a successful tablet was mainly in terms of design. Cupertino played with the hardware as one of the main assets to further increase its distance with the competitors. If the original iPad was already thin and easy to carry, IPad 2nd generation
slimmed down considerably in size and weight.
The few 100 grams of weight that separate the
from the old model are perceived on the wrist, and ended up with the criticisms of an excessive weight for comfortably reading e-books. Thickness reduction is considerable, and it is striking that the manufacturer has succeeded in embedding such technology in such small dimensions.
Aside from the beautiful aesthetics, it came another innovation: the iPad 2 speakers, which are much better than previous versions. Not only in audio capacity, but also in quality, they provide a much sharper sound.
Another great novelty of the Apple IPad 2
is its predecessor model, a A5 dual-core processor, which raises the clock to 1 GHz, and its new GPU, which according to Cupertino, is nine times faster than the previous model. The iPad 2 is more agile and responds faster to all commands compared to the previous model. Another surprise of the model was the announcement of the long-awaited 2 cameras, the front one and the back one. The IPad 2 price
starts around USD 130.
The device was initially offered with three storage sizes:
, IPad 2 32GB
and 64‚Ä†GB with two connectivity options.