The iPad 2 is Apple’s second generation tablet computer. It serves mainly as an audio-visual media platform, which includes books, periodicals, music, movies, games, web content, et al. This device is available in white as well as black colors and was unveiled by Apple on the 2nd of March, 2011. Some of the features that it comes with include an iOS 4.3.1 with possible online download of the 4.3.3; a newer version, touchscreen display of 9.7 inches with a fingerprint resistant as well as scratch-resistant glass. It similar to the iPhone is made to be administered using bare fingers. Other features that this iPad has are: 2 internal mono speakers, which can be found at the bottom-right of each unit, in addition released units also come with 3 capacity storage options of 16, 32 as well as 64 gigabytes (GB) of internal flash memory among features.
Where to Get It and Pricing
You can get to buy this device online on Apple’s website. Other possible avenues through which you can buy iPad 2 in-person is at Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy, Target or WalMart, etc. The price that this tablet computer goes for is anything between $499 and $829. Such disparity in price is due to the memory size you require, if it is just the Wi-Fi only that you want or if it is the Wi-Fi+3G model that you are settling for. Nevertheless, it is possible indeed to get a cheap iPad, if all you need it for is browsing the internet when at home or in the office.
Should You Settle For This?
The latest version of the iPad has been on sale for some time now ever since Apple started selling it on its site since the 11th of March, 2011. Costs for cellular connection differ and is based on whether you are going with Verizon or AT&T as your providers. Verizon for example offers 1GB for $20, 3GB for $35, and so on. While AT&T on the other hand offers 250 megabytes (MB) of data each month for a price of $15 and 2 GB for $25. Now one of the noticeable changes with this iPad is that it is almost a third slimmer, 15% lighter as well two times faster than its predecessor.
If this is anything to go by the iPad 2 has been well received. A day after it was released, retailers worldwide reported that they had sold out their initial stock and were awaiting the new stock of the iPad 2. There are a number of accessories available to the iPad. Among these include the Smart Cover specifically made for iPad 2 tablet computer. Others are: Apple Digital AV Adapter, Apple Composite AV Cable, iPad Camera Connection kit among others.
Complaints, Comments and Closing Remarks
Many actually expected iPad 2 entry price to be higher than its $499 base model price. In addition, some have complained that it lacks wireless synchronization with some other portable tools or devices. Anyway as more and more people get familiar with this device there will continue to different views and comments concerning the features of the iPad 2.