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 summedup the main novelties that the new iPad offers and compared them tothe main features of the original one. It all starts from the design – Appleoutshines itself with an even thinner tablet. Actually, the new iPadis even thinner than the iPhone 4 and while you might not want to cutcake with it, you certainly could. One of the few rumors thatCupertino didn't fulfil was the higher resolution expected by some.But in all honesty, we're pretty happy with the tablet's currentpixel density.



A peek under the hood reveals amazingdual-core works in the face of an all-new A5 chipset with theprocessor clocked at 1GHz. It promises to deliver a lot more than theA4 chip on the first iPad with 9 times the graphical oomph. We onlywish we knew the exact amount of RAM memory on the iPad 2 and themegapixel count of the rear facing camera (cough, Apple). We'll takeCupertino's word for the productivity boost, though, at least untilwe 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 takea look at our breakdown of the specs of the iPad 2 on the left and the original iPad on the right!



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iPad 2
  • Display 9.7 inches
    768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A5, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 6944 mAh
  • OS iOS 9.x
iPad
  • Display 9.7 inches
    768 x 1024 pixels
  • Hardware Apple A4, 0.25GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • OS iOS 5.1

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57 Comments

56. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

Idiotic moderating from phonearena

54. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

I just had one question: Why would you want to spend $600 for the iPad2 or $800 for a xoom, both with shit specs when you can go to Fujitsu.com, get a tablet with a 10" screen, Core 2 Duo ULV, 3GB of Memory, much more advanced graphics and a minimum of a 320GB Hard Drive, on top of that a 1280x800 resolution for about $899. Can someone explain this to me because apparently I am not understanding the hype over outdated technology!!!!!!!!

55. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Because Apple started this whole new revolutionary over sized phone and is able to sell it to those that aren't actually capable of fully using a computer. Honestly, how many people do you know actually fully utilizes the use of a computer/laptop? At least 90% of people that own a computer use it to socialize. Only about 15% of people use their computers for productivity. It's about 70-80% for gaming. Now take that and use it. Throw out the unnecessary aspects of a computer, maximize the socializing and gaming aspects, stuff that into a portable format and make the product even a simpleton can understand.

59. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

Are you telling me that the Apple iPad will run Need for Speed or even Warcraft? Come on bro!!! 80% of people still use computers (Laptops and Desktops) and about 85% of corporations use regular tablet PC's made by HP, Fujitsu and Lenovo such as business, medical and insurance companies along with apple and microsoft themselves. Its complete stupidity in my opinion; like I said to begin with, I would rather but a $900 Fujitsu and have a 7 hour battery life with a C2D ULV and play NFS on it all day in the airport than sit on facebook for three hours because that is all these tablets can do. Also, there is way more stuff available for regular tablets that these oversized phones.

52. dr.dante

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

ipad for kids or use that instead of your umbrella...**htc flyer rules**,SCRIBE TECHNOLOGY,POCKET FIT,VIEOCALL,HDMI, 3G,WIFI, MEDIA,ENTERTEINMANT.1,5 GH ect ect

43. thephoneguy unregistered

Not gonna sell good, the ipad just got to verizon had prices are ridiculous who is going to go and buy the new one without at least selling the old one to somebody that doesn't know that theres a new one coming out. Apple needs to stop doing this to its brainwashed consumers, end apple hype will live forever it seems, but droids froyo and now honeycomb are killing the game this motorola xoom tablet is not a joke good work android and motorola, spoke if nice but droud are where its at believe it our not. Son people will get understand.

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Just as I thought. *shrug* *goes to look for all the comments claiming that the iPad 2 was going to be SO MUCH BETTER than the XOOM*

48. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lawl at the n00b who went through and downthumbed all the Pro "Apple does not manufacture technological doppelgangers of Jesus" comments.

38. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

It has upgraded internals but is thinner than ever. Yep, Jobs looked pretty bad...

34. XoomXoom unregistered

Prefer Xoom than this one. Can't stand all its limited and close-shits

26. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Best of iPad 2 is its thickness 8.8mm. Incredibly thin and lightweight. And also its Smart Cover case is impressive and it seems very useful.

25. B unregistered

Not really ipad 2 more like ipad 1.3 or maybe 1.5 at most. Guess nobody could have expected more from apple as it is a company which loves to apply minimal upgrades to its models each year and called it a entire new model

51. gg unregistered

Come on! a minor upgrade?! Duel core, new GPU, 2 cameras, Very thin new format, new operating system, HDMI, Gyroscope, white option, Native Verizon option etc etc.. Sure you don't see Flash or removable storage and you will never see them on the IPAD. But what you get is tons of optimized apps. The Android tables have very few and the only tablet out is the $800 Xzoom. This is a major upgrade and well worth to trade in the IPAD1 for.

24. Shh ;) unregistered

I like the new ipad but i think it's not good enough to upgrade for another $499 But, It's a nice upgrade for people who don't already have an ipad. I just don't think i would use video capture or take pictures. But overallit's very nice upgrade. (:

20. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

:0 thats so right -__- apple is slow with improvments :) but u got to admit it still kicks ass :D(mainly because its simple -__- i love you android but ur too much to control)

18. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Such subtle differences don't substantiate new hype. Hit me up when you make an advancement with WOW FACTOR. Otherwise, your yearly releases are a waste of my reading time.

31. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Apple doesn't do "WOW" with upgraded products... it is their business model. Hence the reason they make so much money (their customers are always wanting more and more, so Apple gives it to them in increments)

16. cc unregistered

Gemini... just what about this "crushes" android tablets? Other than having a lowercase i in front of the name I can't think of much this can do that I couldn't do with a XOOM... yes this is a good device and while I will probably buy the Xoom I will most likely get his for my gf. Its people like you running around saying everything apple is the best that make people like me hate apple products.

30. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

.... the only thing crushing will be sales. The Xoom is a Superior Device, but let's face it, this iPad 2 will outsell any other tablet based on fan base and the reputation... kinda sad.

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

23. Ralston1983

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

That doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. Sounds like as a company their bottom line stays out the red and their doors stay open. Knock Jobs and Apple all you want, but they're making money and that's what it's all about now a days.

29. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

For now, till he's dead and all the foreign talent bails, which is already happening. Then end of a brief blip in history for an otherwise total failure company.

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