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The iPad 2 Breakdown

The iPad 2 is here, rumors are being confirmed, and Apple fanboys are rejoicing. The announcement of the iPad 2 symbolizes so much for Apple. I personally like how Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior VP of Design says it, “The original iPad defined a category, and I really think the iPad 2 will define that category for years to come.” So here it is, our LukeTechTips breakdown of the iPad 2 at face value and its features.

The iPad 2

Here we’re just going to break down the iPad 2 at surface value. 

The iPad 2 at surface value is thinner, it’s lighter, and it’s faster. 1/3 thinner than its previous generation, 15% lighter, and almost twice as fast. Who would’ve thought that perfect could get better? With this new generation, is hardware additions and improvements too. 

The slimmer design makes the sides more round, while adding a flat back. This makes the device even more professional looking as well as improving functionality. The weight change also will be noticeable while holding the device for extended periods of time, one issue that I currently have with my 1st gen iPad. 

A graciously welcomed new addition is the 2 cameras. One front facing for FaceTime and system application PhotoBooth (we’ll get to that later). The other, a rear-facing camera, is a full HD camera, just like the iPhone 4. It can be used for FaceTime as well as regular video recording. Next up, Apple’s added a dual-core A5 processor –– now that’s a fast processor. The A5 is an Apple designed and produced processor designed solely for their products. This processor upgrade means twice the power; you’ll notice the difference surfing the web, FaceTiming, switching apps, and using multi-tasking.

Features

Apple has noticeably added 3 new standard system applications to the iPad. These 3 new applications are Camera, PhotoBooth, and FaceTime. Camera is just like the regular, basic camera app on the iPhone so we’ll skip that. 

PhotoBooth is a really cool application and I’m stoked that it’s coming to the iPad! Some of you may know that PhotoBooth is a Mac application that adds effects to your photos before you take them so you already know what they’ll look like, just like taking a regular picture but multiply the coolness factor by 10. Now, it’s being ported to the iPad with no real loss of functionality. This will be a fun application to show off to your friends and take pictures with.

FaceTime continues its ever evident conquest for domination of the video calling franchise with its new application for the iPad 2. FaceTime, as well as the built-in camera, shouldn’t come as a suprise to anyone and in case you haven’t used FaceTime before or if you’re not too sure about it, I’ll explain it. FaceTime is Apple’s version of video calling…a pretty good one at that. FaceTime is the best quality I’ve ever seen in a video call, paired with the best connection consistency and simplicity to use, it’s the ultimate application for face-to-face contact without even being in the same room. FaceTiming is possible on all Macs running the latest version of Snow Leopard with the FaceTime app downloaded, as well as iPhone 4’s and the latest generation of iPod Touches.

Another cool feature, actually an accessory rather, is the iPad Smart Cover. This fancy, overpriced screen cover for your iPad 2 will protect your screen while adding minimum bulk. It attaches magnetically to the side of your iPad 2 where a magnet has already been manufactured into the framework. It’s actually pretty cool but like most of Apple’s accessories, it’s made with minimal material that in no way could be worth even half of the price being charged for it. It offers a convenient little stand for typing and can be used to make a stand to watch movies too. The two drawbacks to this accessory is the price, and the minimal protection it offers. For a polyutherane cover, you’ll be set back an unfair price of $40. For the leather one, which comes with a disclaimer that the color will wear off with use *sigh*, you’ll have to shell out $70…for something that ONLY protects the screen, the other drawback. I still think this is a good looking case and it has great functionality so I still think I’ll get it. You can check out Apple’s whole page dedicated to this accessory here

 

Overall, the iPad 2 looks AMAZING. It’s a must-have no matter who you are. Borrowing a bit from Snapple’s slogan, “The best thing on Earth, just got better” Leave us a comment letting us know if you plan on getting it! 

smartcovergallery.jpg

The iPad 2 is here, rumors are being confirmed, and Apple fanboys are rejoicing. The announcement of the iPad 2 symbolizes so much for Apple. I personally like how Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior VP of Design says it, “The original iPad defined a category, and I really think the iPad 2 will define that category for years to come.” So here it is, our LukeTechTips breakdown of the iPad 2 at face value and its features.

The iPad 2

Here we’re just going to break down the iPad 2 at surface value. 

The iPad 2 at surface value is thinner, it’s lighter, and it’s faster. 1/3 thinner than its previous generation, 15% lighter, and almost twice as fast. Who would’ve thought that perfect could get better? With this new generation, is hardware additions and improvements too. 

The slimmer design makes the sides more round, while adding a flat back. This makes the device even more professional looking as well as improving functionality. The weight change also will be noticeable while holding the device for extended periods of time, one issue that I currently have with my 1st gen iPad. 

A graciously welcomed new addition is the 2 cameras. One front facing for FaceTime and system application PhotoBooth (we’ll get to that later). The other, a rear-facing camera, is a full HD camera, just like the iPhone 4. It can be used for FaceTime as well as regular video recording. Next up, Apple’s added a dual-core A5 processor –– now that’s a fast processor. The A5 is an Apple designed and produced processor designed solely for their products. This processor upgrade means twice the power; you’ll notice the difference surfing the web, FaceTiming, switching apps, and using multi-tasking.

Features

Apple has noticeably added 3 new standard system applications to the iPad. These 3 new applications are Camera, PhotoBooth, and FaceTime. Camera is just like the regular, basic camera app on the iPhone so we’ll skip that. 

PhotoBooth is a really cool application and I’m stoked that it’s coming to the iPad! Some of you may know that PhotoBooth is a Mac application that adds effects to your photos before you take them so you already know what they’ll look like, just like taking a regular picture but multiply the coolness factor by 10. Now, it’s being ported to the iPad with no real loss of functionality. This will be a fun application to show off to your friends and take pictures with.

FaceTime continues its ever evident conquest for domination of the video calling franchise with its new application for the iPad 2. FaceTime, as well as the built-in camera, shouldn’t come as a suprise to anyone and in case you haven’t used FaceTime before or if you’re not too sure about it, I’ll explain it. FaceTime is Apple’s version of video calling…a pretty good one at that. FaceTime is the best quality I’ve ever seen in a video call, paired with the best connection consistency and simplicity to use, it’s the ultimate application for face-to-face contact without even being in the same room. FaceTiming is possible on all Macs running the latest version of Snow Leopard with the FaceTime app downloaded, as well as iPhone 4’s and the latest generation of iPod Touches.

Another cool feature, actually an accessory rather, is the iPad Smart Cover. This fancy, overpriced screen cover for your iPad 2 will protect your screen while adding minimum bulk. It attaches magnetically to the side of your iPad 2 where a magnet has already been manufactured into the framework. It’s actually pretty cool but like most of Apple’s accessories, it’s made with minimal material that in no way could be worth even half of the price being charged for it. It offers a convenient little stand for typing and can be used to make a stand to watch movies too. The two drawbacks to this accessory is the price, and the minimal protection it offers. For a polyutherane cover, you’ll be set back an unfair price of $40. For the leather one, which comes with a disclaimer that the color will wear off with use *sigh*, you’ll have to shell out $70…for something that ONLY protects the screen, the other drawback. I still think this is a good looking case and it has great functionality so I still think I’ll get it. You can check out Apple’s whole page dedicated to this accessory here

 

Overall, the iPad 2 looks AMAZING. It’s a must-have no matter who you are. Borrowing a bit from Snapple’s slogan, “The best thing on Earth, just got better” Leave us a comment letting us know if you plan on getting it! 

facetime.jpg

The iPad 2 is here, rumors are being confirmed, and Apple fanboys are rejoicing. The announcement of the iPad 2 symbolizes so much for Apple. I personally like how Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior VP of Design says it, “The original iPad defined a category, and I really think the iPad 2 will define that category for years to come.” So here it is, our LukeTechTips breakdown of the iPad 2 at face value and its features.

The iPad 2

Here we’re just going to break down the iPad 2 at surface value. 

The iPad 2 at surface value is thinner, it’s lighter, and it’s faster. 1/3 thinner than its previous generation, 15% lighter, and almost twice as fast. Who would’ve thought that perfect could get better? With this new generation, is hardware additions and improvements too. 

The slimmer design makes the sides more round, while adding a flat back. This makes the device even more professional looking as well as improving functionality. The weight change also will be noticeable while holding the device for extended periods of time, one issue that I currently have with my 1st gen iPad. 

A graciously welcomed new addition is the 2 cameras. One front facing for FaceTime and system application PhotoBooth (we’ll get to that later). The other, a rear-facing camera, is a full HD camera, just like the iPhone 4. It can be used for FaceTime as well as regular video recording. Next up, Apple’s added a dual-core A5 processor –– now that’s a fast processor. The A5 is an Apple designed and produced processor designed solely for their products. This processor upgrade means twice the power; you’ll notice the difference surfing the web, FaceTiming, switching apps, and using multi-tasking.

Features

Apple has noticeably added 3 new standard system applications to the iPad. These 3 new applications are Camera, PhotoBooth, and FaceTime. Camera is just like the regular, basic camera app on the iPhone so we’ll skip that. 

PhotoBooth is a really cool application and I’m stoked that it’s coming to the iPad! Some of you may know that PhotoBooth is a Mac application that adds effects to your photos before you take them so you already know what they’ll look like, just like taking a regular picture but multiply the coolness factor by 10. Now, it’s being ported to the iPad with no real loss of functionality. This will be a fun application to show off to your friends and take pictures with.

FaceTime continues its ever evident conquest for domination of the video calling franchise with its new application for the iPad 2. FaceTime, as well as the built-in camera, shouldn’t come as a suprise to anyone and in case you haven’t used FaceTime before or if you’re not too sure about it, I’ll explain it. FaceTime is Apple’s version of video calling…a pretty good one at that. FaceTime is the best quality I’ve ever seen in a video call, paired with the best connection consistency and simplicity to use, it’s the ultimate application for face-to-face contact without even being in the same room. FaceTiming is possible on all Macs running the latest version of Snow Leopard with the FaceTime app downloaded, as well as iPhone 4’s and the latest generation of iPod Touches.

Another cool feature, actually an accessory rather, is the iPad Smart Cover. This fancy, overpriced screen cover for your iPad 2 will protect your screen while adding minimum bulk. It attaches magnetically to the side of your iPad 2 where a magnet has already been manufactured into the framework. It’s actually pretty cool but like most of Apple’s accessories, it’s made with minimal material that in no way could be worth even half of the price being charged for it. It offers a convenient little stand for typing and can be used to make a stand to watch movies too. The two drawbacks to this accessory is the price, and the minimal protection it offers. For a polyutherane cover, you’ll be set back an unfair price of $40. For the leather one, which comes with a disclaimer that the color will wear off with use *sigh*, you’ll have to shell out $70…for something that ONLY protects the screen, the other drawback. I still think this is a good looking case and it has great functionality so I still think I’ll get it. You can check out Apple’s whole page dedicated to this accessory here

 

Overall, the iPad 2 looks AMAZING. It’s a must-have no matter who you are. Borrowing a bit from Snapple’s slogan, “The best thing on Earth, just got better” Leave us a comment letting us know if you plan on getting it! 

smartcovergallery.jpg

The iPad 2 is here, rumors are being confirmed, and Apple fanboys are rejoicing. The announcement of the iPad 2 symbolizes so much for Apple. I personally like how Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior VP of Design says it, “The original iPad defined a category, and I really think the iPad 2 will define that category for years to come.” So here it is, our LukeTechTips breakdown of the iPad 2 at face value and its features.

The iPad 2

Here we’re just going to break down the iPad 2 at surface value. 

The iPad 2 at surface value is thinner, it’s lighter, and it’s faster. 1/3 thinner than its previous generation, 15% lighter, and almost twice as fast. Who would’ve thought that perfect could get better? With this new generation, is hardware additions and improvements too. 

The slimmer design makes the sides more round, while adding a flat back. This makes the device even more professional looking as well as improving functionality. The weight change also will be noticeable while holding the device for extended periods of time, one issue that I currently have with my 1st gen iPad. 

A graciously welcomed new addition is the 2 cameras. One front facing for FaceTime and system application PhotoBooth (we’ll get to that later). The other, a rear-facing camera, is a full HD camera, just like the iPhone 4. It can be used for FaceTime as well as regular video recording. Next up, Apple’s added a dual-core A5 processor –– now that’s a fast processor. The A5 is an Apple designed and produced processor designed solely for their products. This processor upgrade means twice the power; you’ll notice the difference surfing the web, FaceTiming, switching apps, and using multi-tasking.

Features

Apple has noticeably added 3 new standard system applications to the iPad. These 3 new applications are Camera, PhotoBooth, and FaceTime. Camera is just like the regular, basic camera app on the iPhone so we’ll skip that. 

PhotoBooth is a really cool application and I’m stoked that it’s coming to the iPad! Some of you may know that PhotoBooth is a Mac application that adds effects to your photos before you take them so you already know what they’ll look like, just like taking a regular picture but multiply the coolness factor by 10. Now, it’s being ported to the iPad with no real loss of functionality. This will be a fun application to show off to your friends and take pictures with.

FaceTime continues its ever evident conquest for domination of the video calling franchise with its new application for the iPad 2. FaceTime, as well as the built-in camera, shouldn’t come as a suprise to anyone and in case you haven’t used FaceTime before or if you’re not too sure about it, I’ll explain it. FaceTime is Apple’s version of video calling…a pretty good one at that. FaceTime is the best quality I’ve ever seen in a video call, paired with the best connection consistency and simplicity to use, it’s the ultimate application for face-to-face contact without even being in the same room. FaceTiming is possible on all Macs running the latest version of Snow Leopard with the FaceTime app downloaded, as well as iPhone 4’s and the latest generation of iPod Touches.

Another cool feature, actually an accessory rather, is the iPad Smart Cover. This fancy, overpriced screen cover for your iPad 2 will protect your screen while adding minimum bulk. It attaches magnetically to the side of your iPad 2 where a magnet has already been manufactured into the framework. It’s actually pretty cool but like most of Apple’s accessories, it’s made with minimal material that in no way could be worth even half of the price being charged for it. It offers a convenient little stand for typing and can be used to make a stand to watch movies too. The two drawbacks to this accessory is the price, and the minimal protection it offers. For a polyutherane cover, you’ll be set back an unfair price of $40. For the leather one, which comes with a disclaimer that the color will wear off with use *sigh*, you’ll have to shell out $70…for something that ONLY protects the screen, the other drawback. I still think this is a good looking case and it has great functionality so I still think I’ll get it. You can check out Apple’s whole page dedicated to this accessory here

 

Overall, the iPad 2 looks AMAZING. It’s a must-have no matter who you are. Borrowing a bit from Snapple’s slogan, “The best thing on Earth, just got better” Leave us a comment letting us know if you plan on getting it!