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Well it begins, you know the drill, top dogs from major publications/blogs gets to use a upcoming Apple device before launch and they come out with their reviews/opinions which I must say can really influence the market(Since you have hundreds and thousands of people reading those reviews). Moving on to iPad 2, here are the reviews round up from major blogs, but in few bullet points I can summarise them for you
- iPad 2 Is Amazingly Thin and a Looker for sure.
- Its not feels light than the previous gen but the thin design makes up for it.
- Both Camera’s on iPad 2 are disappointing(that’s being generous).
- Speed bump due to the dual core processor shows, performance metrics show a major gain than iPad 1st Gen, iOS 4.3 update helps as well.
- Accessories work as advertised, major points for that Smart Cover, it pretty awesome
- Should you upgrade, yes if you need those not so good cameras or that thin design. Otherwise iPad 1 gen will suffice
Now the reviews :
It might frustrate the competition to hear this, but it needs to be said: the iPad 2 isn’t just the best tablet on the market, it feels like the only tablet on the market. As much as we’d like to say that something like the Xoom has threatened Apple’s presence in this space, it’s difficult (if not impossible) to do that. Is the iPad 2 a perfect product? Absolutely not. The cameras are severely lacking, the screen — while extremely high quality — is touting last year’s spec, and its operating system still has significant annoyances, like the aggravating pop-up notifications
For owners of the previous generation, we don’t think Apple’s put a fire under you to upgrade. Unless you absolutely need cameras on your tablet, you’ve still got a solid piece of gear that reaps plenty of the benefits of the latest OS and apps. For those of you who haven’t yet made the leap, feel free to take a deep breath and dive in — the iPad 2 is as good as it gets right now. And it’s really quite good.
Though the iPad 2 is an improvement on the original iPad in numerous ways, it’s still an evolutionary product, not a revolutionary one. If you’re happy with your current iPad, there’s no reason to dump it just because there’s a shinier, newer one. (This is not to say that millions of people won’t do just that. I mean: shiny!) If you’ve invested in iPad accessories such as a dock or case, keep in mind that you probably won’t be able to use them with the new iPad.
Of course, if there’s someone in your family who has been clamoring for an iPad, now might be the time to buy an iPad 2 and hand down the old model to them—or, if you’re really nice, give them the new iPad while you soldier on with the classic model.
As new contenders move into the field, Apple isn’t likely to keep its 90% share of the booming tablet market. But the iPad 2 moves the goal posts, by being slimmer and lighter, boosting speed and power, and holding its price advantages, available apps and battery life. As of now, I can comfortably recommend it as the best tablet for average consumers.
The iPad 2 doesn’t deliver everything on your tablet wish list. But when it comes to the ever-evolving state of the art, iPad 2 is second to none.
So there you have iPad fans, I hope all these above review might help you in deciding whether to take the leap or not. Won’t lie, I will be getting one for sure .