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New Apple iPad 2 ad points out the "magical" functions of the tablet

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New Apple iPad 2 ad points out the
Apple's new ad for the iPad 2 was posted on YouTube and focuses on the "magical" functions of the tablet. The voice over for the ad says, "Technology alone is not enough. Faster, thinner, lighter; those are all good things. But when technology gets out of the way, everything becomes more delightful, even magical. That's when you leap forward. That's when you end up with something like this," as the screen shows "iPad 2".

By focusing less on specs and pricing-which are things that any manufacturer can copy, Apple is concentrating on hard to duplicate things like the 65,000 iPad-optimized apps in the App Store. So while Motorola can claim that the XOOM has double the amount of RAM on board than the amount on the iPad 2 and Samsung can say that its newer Galaxy Tab models are thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, Apple is answering by focusing on the software and on the "magical" things that the Apple iPad 2 can do.

source: YouTube via AppleInsider

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posted on 03 Apr 2011, 16:27 6

1. -,- (unregistered)


didnt see any magic

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 16:44 8

4. fandroids hater (unregistered)


well, maybe because you're too blind to see the iPad can do what the other bunch of tablets just cant - is there a garage band for Honeycomb? is Google's iMovie wannabe on par with Apple's > NO! how many apps does Honeycomb have? oh yeah 17! LMAO

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 16:57 10

6. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I think you just comment that with a similar reiteration of Apple's recent slogans about not having an iPhone?
It's just saying "well is there Google navigation for the iPad?" "is Apple's multitasking wannabe on par with Android's?"
Apple really has brainwashed the fools that don't know better when it comes to technology...

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 17:05 6

8. AppleFUD (unregistered)


Such as???
I can make a list of things the iPad can't do.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 06:18 5

24. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


wait, who uses garage band and imovie? i do have an ipad 2 but i never use those features, in fact, if i had the money, i would buy the xoom, because this piece of crap is so closed source

go lie somewhere else

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 08:06 2

27. bucky (Posts: 1502; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


i always find it funny when people talk about closed source and apple. Isnt Verizon that company where u have to ask for permission to change phones if you own more than 1? Dont those droid have to be rooted in a much riskier way?

Even if the ipad2 was useless in all aspects, i would still choose gsm over cdma.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 11:25 2

33. cybervlad (unregistered)


1. No you do not have to ask to change phones... I have about 10 devices that I use for work testing software and I just log in and change the meid, and done... I have a few At&t phones as well, which because I change phones so much I have issues with sim card life, and data plans not wanting to change platforms... Lte will use sim cards though :( so that argument will be out the window anyway. Also you have the issue of the two different sized sim cards on at&t so some phones won't swap with a sim on at&t with out haveing to BUY a new sim.

2. Rooting has been quite easy on my verizon phones... just saying...

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 16:34 6

2. joey18 (Posts: 521; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


you dind see any magic bcs you cant effor to get one lol im waiting till the price get low maybe in 2 months

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 16:42 4

3. mike (unregistered)


you must be too naive to understand Apple never drop prices until the next generation hits the shelves
the iPad will be 499 until the iPad 3 comes, so why would you wait 2 months for nothing? get it now lol

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 16:55 7

5. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


"you dind see any magic bcs you cant effor to get one lol "

I'm assuming you meant, " bcs you cant AFFORD to get one"?

Yet, your waiting for the price to go down...? You sir, are a f*cking idiot and shouldnt be talking trash.

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 17:00 5

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I think the damn commercial is pointless only because there is no point advertising something that is pretty much sold out everywhere. Right now the magic would be just to find one in stock somewhere around me.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 00:19 3

20. Truth (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


An Apple employee told me that the ipad was released early due to the incredible sales of the Motorola Xoom. They were afraid to let more time pass and let Android gain to much traction so they released it prematurely. That contributed to the initial shortage and why they are playing catch up with orders.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 07:17

26. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


0.0 that sounds quite interesting

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 08:08 2

29. bucky (Posts: 1502; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


that may very well be true. Its business. I still dont see it touching the ipad2 in sales though.

I am curious about the xoom though.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 11:03

32. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Its a fact the the Xoom sales have under performed what Moto thought they would sell. I have asked several retailers of the Xoom how the tablet is selling and they have all said that they cant move them off the shelves and no one buys them.

Maybe its because of the high price
Maybe its because there just isnt enough apps available
Maybe its because Apple is just more popular

I'm not sure but i knew from the start that the Xoom wasnt going to do all that well. In fact Moto is not even commenting on the first months sales because they dont want to hurt themselves.

In my opion the BlackBerry playbook is also going to fail. The only real competition I see is coming from Galaxy Tabs. Lets see what the next month or so brings.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 20:51

35. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I Think motos bigest mistake is more about the fact that they are only aviable in US market and only one model, apple has 5 (CDMA/GSM/Wifi 16GB/32GB) and also its trying to be on more markets at the same time, witch is a fail from moto

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 18:08 5

9. B (unregistered)


the magic is the way thousands of mindless idrones emptying their bank accounts year after year for apple,all easily influenced by apples brainwashing pr ads for products which the word 'upgrades' is a major overstatement and in several well known ways are fundamentally faulty

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 18:31 7

10. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


So true. Others can only try to copy the ipad and squeeze in as much numbers into their devices to make it seem more impressive, but they can never copy or exceed the very natural user experience that the ipad offers. Even those other tablets having higher specs numbers still couldn't match the ipad's smoothness and build quality. They can only try. And of course, fandroids can only continue to hate :)

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 21:34 3

13. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Well said ;-)

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 18:37 7

11. goapple! (unregistered)


Dont be mad just because your android tablets suck and do not have any quality apps available! Sure the Xoom has some decent hardware specs, but thats about it. Yes I have had both, and the Ipad way out performs your slopy unfinished android junk, that does not have any real decent games (ifinity blade, dead space etc.) , or good apps.

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 18:54 4

12. AppleReallySux (unregistered)


http://www.theandroidphone.com/xoom-vs-ipad-2-vs-galaxy-tab-10-1-112218/

Nuff said.

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 21:39 2

14. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


http://youtu.be/aEH9rMwY9pY

Pssh...

Enough said.

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 22:47 3

16. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


That was a terrible reply.
If you're going to post up a video, at least don't post something up that's so biased. I agree, the iPad 2 is better than the Xoom but only by a small margin.

I really don't know how people can still defend Apple anymore when their UI has been the same while giving minimal upgrades to hardware, where at times will come with downgrades in order to achieve upgrades.

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 21:52 2

15. Godly (unregistered)


The apps that are optimized for the ipad are crappy. The graphics look horrible. They look so bad most of them give you a button to change it to the smaller size. The same size that is on the ipod touch.

apps optimized for ipad = crappy looking apps

#fail

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 23:59 3

18. Truth (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


I have both devices and the focus on quantity of apps available for tablets is grossly overrated imo. If the app was made originally for a phone then an "HD" version of it comes out then it looks terrible in full screen. I only use Netflix on the pad and it stays home unless I am on a long business trip. The Xoom is my daily tablet. The slick look of the OS and the better looking screen is a huge plus. You don't have to look very far to find a company that thinks a higher resolution screen is better, ask Apple. The better resolution camera also comes in handy when I need to quickly snap pictures of the job site and send them out.

The thing that is most upsetting is that Apple decided to do another typical Apple move and cripple their product by opting for a low res camera and saving it for the next gen pad. Typical move for them to make more money later by touting the magically higher resolution camera in the 3rd gen model.

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 23:08 1

17. bossmt_2 (Posts: 435; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Who cares about iPad vs Honeycomb, you people fighting on here is ridiculous. It's amazing how much people fight over these things like they have a gain if Apple wins or Android loses. Here's a hint, both Apples and Googles stocks will keep continuing to go up

Here's the deal both have strengths and weaknesses, I like what the Honeycomb tablets bring to the table, I like that you have a variety of screen sizes, etc, I know people who love the iPad. Both have their strengths both have their weaknesses. People should just play with them and pick out the ones they like.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 05:01

22. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Yeah agree to disagree. But really thats not fun. Productive arguing is kinda fun. It helps people that dont have there mind made up make there mind up or get more confused

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 08:08 1

28. bossmt_2 (Posts: 435; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Productive arguing is fun, but when someone named apple rox/sux makes a post you already know where it's going. Someone will praise or bash apple with no real proof on their side. Just that it's an apple product so it's amazing/evil.

Both companies have strengths and weaknesses, both prey on the others weaknesses in ads (which by the way isn't a great way to sell) but that's the way people try to reach the undecided cause it's the fastest way of doing it. That's one of the key reasons you get people in petty debates on an internet blog site. It's really like listening to Yankee and Red Sox fans trying to tell the other side that their team is the better team to root for cause of X and Y reasons.

If people were seriously debating the differences (like how Android has the soft keys, Google Maps, etc. Apple has access to specific Apple Apps) not just saying Apple sux or is the best thing ever, it would be a debate, not a which side can annoy the other into not posting anymore.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 05:56 1

23. Husker6224 (unregistered)


I totally agree with you phullofphil. I have been reading articles and researching and i do like the banter between iOS and Android fans but i am even more confused now about which tablet to get than ever before lol. Guess i will just save alot of cash and buy one of both! haha!

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 00:06 2

19. Truth (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Wasn't there another company that constantly made their devices thinner but failed to do anything else? Hmm... where is that razr device now? Food for thought.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 03:27 2

21. Crucial (unregistered)


Oh I know, its Samsung!! They made it thinner but couldn't even power it on during their unveiling of the device. :))

And what's with iPad 2 selling earlier because of XOOM sales? Read the news! I never ever came across any articles saying XOOM outsells iPad 2. Say all you want but reality is there. Call them iDrones or anything but the truth is Apple is going to continue to grow while Android is just going to play catch up for this year. However, Honeycomb promises a lot of potential and I can see it will definitely be a major competitor next year. Probably trashing the iPad 3 if Apple don't do something about it.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 06:59 2

25. PhoneLuver (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I totally agree with you! Apple should be careful not to build end up like Windows Mobile. It wasn't bad per se, but they failed to update it and kept on selling something way past its due date.

The lack of adequate cameras is the main reason I haven't bought one yet.

Not that I'm going to use it to take tons of pictures, but what about augmented reality apps, Kinect like features and scanning apps like QuickCite etc..?

It is an expensive product and I don't necessarily want to buy the same product every year.

The Xoom shows some good progress on that front. While in a year it might not be the top tablet anymore, I'm sure it could still get the job done.


The one thing Android needs to work in is that "Wow" factor.
While it's apps are good, they don't strike me as being excellent! This might be a perception issue. if it is, then please wow me.

Apple has tons of contents. (Big fan of iTunesU, iTunes and Appstore)

Google should start focusing on matching and exceeding those services to really surpass Apple.

Android for the time being is really the only OS that can do that.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 08:52

30. bling bling (unregistered)


all i see is a huge tray which can be used to bake pizza in oven and then become our waste by the end of the day and gets flushed away in the land of dead zombies and rainbows of hell

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 09:36

31. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Revolutionary product the iPad. The iPad 2 is just an upgrade, I just want people who like honeycomb to tell me what the iPad is bad at and why Honeycomb is much better that iOS?

I'm not saying Honeycomb is bad, it's just that iOS isn't bad either.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 15:49 1

34. Droid. (unregistered)


These apple guys in the forums have Apple logo's on their cars, I promise.

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