TechSpot: Apple iPad 2 Review

“The third post-PC blockbuster product” – this is the phrase that Steve Jobs used to describe the iPad at their recent media event for the iPad 2. Regardless of how you feel about the company or their products, there is no denying that Apple is one of the best when it comes to product design and marketing. Eager consumers flock to get the latest Apple hardware each year, often waiting in lines hundreds deep for hours on end.

The original iPad launched in April 2010 and managed to sell 15 million units in nine months. That equates to roughly $9.5 billion in revenue for Apple and perhaps one of the most successful tech launches in history. Granted, not even Apple could predict the iPad's rocketing success.

The iPad 2 improves on the original in many ways, including a significantly faster dual-core CPU, improved graphics and a thinner footprint. If the 300+ people that were in line ahead of me on launch day or the continued shortages across the US are any indication, both Apple and their loyal customers have a promising year ahead.

Read: Apple iPad 2: The TechSpot Review

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What does the Wallpaper have that is so appealing, it's just water dropping on a glass, yet I'm looking it up like crazy in Google, I guess is how real it looks and kind of give you the impression that you're using some mirror surface not a tablet....if you find it please let me know.

Meconio said,
What does the Wallpaper have that is so appealing, it's just water dropping on a glass, yet I'm looking it up like crazy in Google, I guess is how real it looks and kind of give you the impression that you're using some mirror surface not a tablet....if you find it please let me know.

+1
Exactly.

"“The third post-PC blockbuster product” that happens to REQUIRE a PC to activate and sync files with it.

Freaking irony right there.

swanlee said,
"“The third post-PC blockbuster product” that happens to REQUIRE a PC to activate and sync files with it.

Freaking irony right there.


You can always use a MAC , I'm more interested in the fact that PC used to mean Personal Computer and Apple likes to point out they are not a PC, so they are a server,mainframe,calculator? /S

Teebor said,

You can always use a MAC , I'm more interested in the fact that PC used to mean Personal Computer and Apple likes to point out they are not a PC, so they are a server,mainframe,calculator? /S


Uh-oh, you wrote MAC rather than Mac. Prepare for 10s of Apple fans yelling about not being able to connect an iPad to Ethernet

Teebor said,

You can always use a MAC , I'm more interested in the fact that PC used to mean Personal Computer and Apple likes to point out they are not a PC, so they are a server,mainframe,calculator? /S

Herpa derp. A Mac is a PERSONAL COMPUTER.

nohone said,


Uh-oh, you wrote MAC rather than Mac. Prepare for 10s of Apple fans yelling about not being able to connect an iPad to Ethernet

So true, and rightly so.

Teebor said,
LOL more people are interested in the wallpaper than the review?

Because it's a TechSpot reivew, not so great. Plus it's a little late, there is enough info out there now to make an informed decision, odds are a review for someplace lacking in journalism skills like TechSpot won't sway anyone.

I was lucky enough to get mine in target this past monday. I was just walking by the case and was not even looking ofr it and BAM a 16gig black ipad 2 sitting there (last one also). I almost has a woman punch me because i got it before she did.

I like it Its perfect for the coffee table . To use while watching tv . I love the media apps that present the web content as magazines.

majortom1981 said,
I was lucky enough to get mine in target this past monday. I was just walking by the case and was not even looking ofr it and BAM a 16gig black ipad 2 sitting there (last one also). I almost has a woman punch me because i got it before she did.

I had a similar experience. On its release date I decided to swing by Best Buy after work just to see if I even had a chance of picking one up. After hearing the stories of people waiting in line for days outside the Apple store I didn't expect to be able to snag one. Walked in, and there were six people in line. Got in line and had to wait an hour to nab my 16GB Wi-Fi.

Overall I really like it for the same reasons you mention. It's much easier to pull this out than a laptop if you're just lounging about.

argentum76 said,
I like the wallpaper
I would put that wallpaper just to have a reason to wiping the screen all the time.