Apple iPad 2 vs iPad: what's new

Apple iPad 2 vs iPad: what's new

The iPad 2 is finally here in its full glory! But is it nearly as good as it looks like? We quickly summed up the main novelties that the new iPad offers and compared them to the main features of the original one. It all starts from the design – Apple outshines itself with an even thinner tablet. Actually, the new iPad is even thinner than the iPhone 4 and while you might not want to cut cake with it, you certainly could. One of the few rumors that Cupertino didn't fulfil was the higher resolution expected by some. But in all honesty, we're pretty happy with the tablet's current pixel density.



A peek under the hood reveals amazing dual-core works in the face of an all-new A5 chipset with the processor clocked at 1GHz. It promises to deliver a lot more than the A4 chip on the first iPad with 9 times the graphical oomph. We only wish we knew the exact amount of RAM memory on the iPad 2 and the megapixel count of the rear facing camera (cough, Apple). We'll take Cupertino's word for the productivity boost, though, at least until we get the iPad 2 for a detailed review. The wait shouldn't take long – the tablet will hit shelves on March 11, but in the meantime take a look at our breakdown of the specs of the iPad 2 on the left and the original iPad on the right!


The iPad 2 (on the left) brings a dual-core chipset and is noticeably thinner than the original iPad (on the right)

The iPad 2 (on the left) brings a dual-core chipset and is noticeably thinner than the original iPad (on the right)" 


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iPad 2
  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6944 mAh
iPad
  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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57 Comments

1. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yea, exactly...what kind of RAM?? And mp of cameras?? Why were those not mentioned?? Not very hard to improve the first stripped down version, right?? Go to JFK airport and you will find all the ipads there, waiting to take your order as you wait in the terminal to catch your plane. It looks like ipad heaven :)

7. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

If they specified the RAM and the camera megapixels, would you buy it? Probably not. So why ask? Oh yes, because you're just hating :)

37. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

Apple never announces ram or mp... just wait till isuppli gets one

46. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

yea you're only spending 600 bucks- why should you need to know the specs?

57. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Because that's how Apple rolls. Most consumers have no idea what they're getting or why and they don't really care. Besides MP and RAM type are useless information. A camera with higher MP doesn't mean it's a better camera, if you want know quality, they should put what lens type they use. And memory is never the bottleneck of a system, so it's not really significant.

2. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

The HDMI adapter works on the iPad and other iOS devices as well.

36. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

WTF WUD U EVER USE HDMI ON A PHONE ANYWAYS...

58. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

1. Using all caps is annoying and stupid. 2. Just because you don't use it doesn't mean it's useless.

3. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

The most news breaking thing about the iPad 2 is that it offers options now. BLACK OR WHITE!

8. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

If that's the only worthy feature that you saw with the ipad2, I suggest you stay away from tech sites :)

4. bob unregistered

Yawn..... Failed

9. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

It didn't fail to catch your attention :) Now that says more that what you actually post :)

27. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

And apple falls even further behind. Seems like I've heard this story before. Over and over in fact lol.

32. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

love how u criticize with no reasons... and ya they r just so far behind huh with >90 of the market...

45. chorr1001

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

90%?? 08 to 09 maybe. Thankfully, people are finally realizing that making your smartphone decision based simply on what your friend has, isn't the best way to go at it.

40. vollick11

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 15, 2011

I have android phone i love it. I wouldnt trade it for an iphone because i like what i can do with it. Yes, they do the same things. But you cannot say apple is a bad company. Honestly you just sound like idiot. Look a Verizon's sales now. Everything they release is normally a great product.

5. Brad unregistered

Hey...where is the KEY PAD for making phone calls? Oh...wait...this is not a phone? Cuz last time i checked...the name of this site is "PHONE ARENA"!!! HUH. leave the iPad where it belongs....in the computer sites.

12. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

I agree, keep phonearena for phones only. Tablets are cool, but unless it can make phone calls then it shouldn't be on a phone website. Oh, and stop voting people down just because they tell the truth.

49. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

Dude I might agree with your assessment that tablets are not "technically" phones, but really, give it a break. it's getting old! I like to read tablet news just as much as phone news, and I don't want to go to ANOTHER website to read just the tab news! now, will you rest already!

22. Ralston1983

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

Well seeing as how it's being sold by a phone company and uses a phone company data plan, it should be allowed to be mention on a phone website. I would like to know about all the offerings from Verizon.

28. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

ATT sells TV service too. Lets just make the site ET or TMZ just because a phone company is involed. Idiot.

6. chorr1001

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

And now the commencing of the "everyone kicking their own a$$ for not waiting to get the ipad 3" can begin. Followed shortly by "everyone punching themselves in the face for not waiting to get the ipad 4". What a vicious cycle of eventual self-loathing apple has created.

10. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

And how often android tablets will get released this year again? Much more than the ipad.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Another iFail that will sell to a million idiots who already bought the first one. Cuz ya know, its worth another 600 out of pocket to add on a VGA camera and another core. lol. Well, at least apple is sticking to their mantra of "over priced devices recieving minor upgrades every year so idiots will keep buying them". no thanks. if i ever need a tablet, ill get an android. ya know, the tablets with real options, not just a one size fits none mentality.

14. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Ahhh, another bitter android fan :) It hurts getting crushed huh? Lol.

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I know you hate hatters but the spam is kinda annoying

19. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

OMGAWD thank you!!! -__- douche bags like 530gemini make me sick D; :)

21. giantgnome

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

You're just as bad as remixfa. Why do people have such loyalty to stupid pieces of hardware.

47. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Haha it must suck being an android fan boy. Always wanting sooo badly for android to win out and yet it never happens. Android always finishes second and the fan boys desperately try to explain why it's better. A vicious cycle lol.

53. jacko unregistered

crushed lol far from it look at the specs and u can do so much more i owned and iphone sold it after 2mths after i realised what a p.o.s it was then gone to blackberry and android and never looked back ifanboys can ijunk i be sitting back laughing at them

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