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The Ipad 2 fixed many of the issues that were present with the first edition. I am writing this review on an Ipad 2 in an Ipadception style moment of weirdness.
Pros: The HD screen is superb, visual quality is excellent. The screen is also surprisingly hardy, mine has been bashed around, dropped twice and been slept on once, and although there are a few cracks in the screen, they are practically invisible.
The variability and variety of apps is fantastic, and the various apple stores are easy to use.
Cons: There are two major cons with the Ipad 2. The major one is battery life, as it's gotten slightly older, I have found that the battery life has become shortened considerably. I just did a test, and while watching Netflix at full brightness, the life is around 4 hours, down from about 10 while new.
The other major con is that it is now slightly outdated, and not everything will run on it, though it must be said that this is only a few high performance apps and games.
Many thanks for reading.
I bought this as a gift for my partner a few years ago shortly after the ipad2 had newly come out.
It's great. Even after having a go on the new ipads that have come out since then, I would say to seriously look at buying an ipad2 rather than a newer one, as you will make a good saving, and the features are just as good.
It's perfect for web use, or for playing games such as Minecraft for the kids (though only plays the mobile/lite version of the game, which is worth bearing in mind).
Actually, if you are buying a newer ipad for yourself, I'd say get an old one for the kids, otherwise you will quickly lose your new toy to them. If you get them an older one, you won't be as sad when it gets scratched and fingerprints all over!.
There are plenty of places to buy these now, from second hand shops to ebay so there is no need to overpay, as supply is plentiful.
I bought this Ipad from a friend a few years ago and it is one of the best products I have ever bought. I would have no hesitation in recommending this product to anybody and everybody. The easy thing about an I pad is that you can take it everywhere with you. Its basically quick access to everything and especially great if you haven't got time to wait for your computer to start up and access the internet. You can even watch videos on YouTube on the go. I wouldn't say that an I pad is affordable for everyone but if you can afford one then get one. You can download apps for many things like social networking sites like Facebook and twitter or games - they are friendly for the younger age to use as well however I would recommend buying a case if you are letting young ones use this. The design of the I pad is nice its not too large and not too small and great for on the go.
I have had this iPad for over 2 years now and is still working perfectly. Excluding the occasional freeze, it is working perfectly.
I have not filled the 16BG of memory. I have loads of photos and a few albums and there is still over 6GB of memory left. I updated iOS7 on it and it works perfectly with the iPad. It picks up great wifi signal and works very fast.
The display on the iPad is crystal clear and the sound quality is great. The apps that are designed for the iPad work the best as they are made to enhance its size and resolution. It is considerably light and is very easy and portable to carry around.
Apple's software has built in anti-virus so it is far safer than androids software. There is also a wide range of apps which do not come from 3rd party users, so they are all safe and have no malware contained in them.
The battery life is amazing, depending on screen brightness and app usage but it can last up to a week without charge. It is so easy to use as the main screen is just short cuts to apps.
I would recommend the iPad to anyone, children, adults, elderly, students and business users.
This iPad was brought for me as a Christmas present, instead of the Samsung tablet I asked for. I know everyone is apple mad but I was skeptical about all the weird updates and reviews I had heard.
It straightaway impressed me with it's easy set up and full instructions. The screen Is large enough to see without struggle and it's just the right weight to carry around without being a pain.
The constant updating operation system means that I'm always up to date and ready to go so it's always a bonus. I also got myself an I phone and found that linking the two was easy and done quickly.
I love the ability to back up the data to the cloud and not worry about losing my pictures.
The battery life can dwindle quite quickly, but the easy to use charger means I can switch between plug and USB at ease. All in all e product is amazing and I couldn't ask for anything better.
Well worth the Christmas present and I recommend to anyone.!
I got this iPad two years ago and it is still working well up until now even with me using it daily. it is great for work, play and leisure and gives full access to Apple's app Store. The battery life is reasonably good, although I'm told that you would be better going for the newer iPads to get the better battery life. In terms of disadvantages, i would say that it definitely gets slower with age and I would have liked there to be other software available such as Microsoft Word. I feel that this would be extremely useful for lots of consumers.
However, the list is endless of how many things you are able to do on it and it is definitely a worthwhile buy, a perfect present. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, as I would with all Apple products because of their top quality and excellent customer service.
I was looking for an ipad for quite some time and suddenly I found this on amazon for 82 pound! Straight away bought this, it normally cost 300 in retail shops. I never liked apple products, because they never had Bluetooth, you need iTunes etc. but the fact the ipad is amazing because it never lags. Smooth as he'll. has a camera but it's not as good. Charger for the ipad charges with an hour but please done buy the fake chargers, they will take forever to charge, I mean forever. I 100% recommend this product.
The ipad was one of the best purchases I have ever made. The reason being is it is so convenient. The battery life is surprisingly very good, considering it is an Apple product and most of their battery lives are not very enviable.
I take the ipad with me nearly everywhere I go. I take it on every trip, whether work or pleasure. The device has many accessories which almost make your laptop obsolete. One being a Bluetooth keyboard you can attach. There are many on the market, so shop around. But it makes writing on it extremely simple. The ipad also has adaptors that plug into the charging socket and you can import documents and pictures from memory cards and USB sticks. For travelling for pleasure purposes this is fantastic and makes upload your pictures to various social networks and emailing, extremely easy.
Like all apple portable devices it does support flash, for people you do a lot of web browsing or watching content online. This is biggest draw back. Thankfully content is becoming more and more available in other forms and therefore available on the ipad.
The App store is full of so many great apps that it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the number of apps you have, apps that can pretty much do anything and suit any need.
Apple may have many faults but they are still trying to improve their products regularly which you see through their updates, sometimes they are hard to get used to but in the long run, very helpful.
Having waited for the iPad 2 to be released I thought I would wait a tad longer and grab the 64GB edition as am I am a huge music Fan and like the occasional movies at bed time. Im not going to bore you with the manufacturer specs as most of us have now had a dabble with touching and swiping and should be quite familar with the Apple platform.
The 64GB features a dual core A5 processor and a large 9.7 inch back-lit vivid color display. You will notice if you are a regular user of Apple products that the quality of image received on an iPad or Mac in comparison to an Android tablet or Windows PC is of much greater pixel quality which really does reflect when viewing your digital photos and videos on the move.
The simplicity, speed and overall operations of the iPad 2 make the tablet stand out from the competition, its also pretty decent with battery life, of course with all technological gizmos when were using them they are gunna use energy, I think some of us expect our gadgets to be awake when were awake although this is not always the case you will pretty much find your iPad with battery aslong as you remember to charge at least once daily.
Processing speed feels a lot faster than the previous release, Apps pop up almost instantly with very little delay in switching between, on-demand content loads considerably fast also and general web-browsing can be completed with ease.
WiFi signal is usually fine, sometimes pages take a while when running on a low signal however in a good range all content streams fine.
Very happy with my purchase and intreaged to see what Apple has in store next.
I considered this purchase for some time before deciding to take the plunge. I am not a techno geek so justifying the best part of £500 was quite tricky for me. I spent some time playing with my dads before deciding to buy. I can honestly say that I haven't looked back and genuinely could not be without it now. I use the device every day. It's brilliant for web browsing, most sites offer you their mobile versions however I sometimes find it just as easy to use the standard desktop/web versions. The battery life is acceptable, I tend to charge every evening but this is due to consistent use throughout the day. I am finding that I use the ipad more and more both in work and at home. The screen size is more than sufficient for Internet use or game play.
I can also compare this device to other tablets, we purchased a much cheaper generic android for our son to use (he loved my ipad too) the responsiveness is nothing like the apple device, the apps are more limited and screen clarity is much worse. If I had my time again I would purchase him an Apple device and we will probably do so in the near future.
The technology is so simple to use, I actually think that anyone of any age could pick up this device and get going in less than 30 minutes and within a week it will be totally irreplaceable.
The App Store is brilliant, plenty of free applications or reasonably priced ones whether it is for games or social media or general web browsing you will find an application that makes the task user friendly. The wide spread use and acceptance of the ipad means the support for the device is common place, several friends and work colleagues also use the ipad meaning that I have a community of users for hints tips and sharing of great apps.
The device is light weight and completely transportable with a range of accessories available for every need and taste.
I can not find a more true example of the saying that 'you get what you pay for' and my advice would be, do not try and save £50-100 on a cheaper tablet as the Apple product pays for itself 5 times over once you have bought!
First of all i would say its one step better than its predecessor. Advantages include its dual-core A5 chip which increases the speed dramatically and reduces your time of waiting...Waiting for example for a webpage to load due to the sheer amount of tabs to open. Reducing the amount of times it freezes on you. I noticed on the first ipad it would freeze and then the app or w/e would shut down and return to the home page. Meaning if i was working on a project i had to save my progress regularly. By regular i mean very often. On my new Ipad i fin that it rarely crashes meaning my work is immensely more efficient.
Disadvantages aka the BAD include the low battery life, however there are certain measure you can take to increase battery life. These minor inconviences seem like nothing at first but you have bought this device with your hard-earned money there expected a certain-level of quality. The low battery life problem i countered with carrying a portable battery attached to the ipad therefore it remains in "charging" mode.
On a final not i would not recommend watching TV shows, movies or playing games in the dark. Due to its nice retina display i have been led to believe it damages your eyes even further. Due to the higher contrast difference between the ipad the the background settings/environment.
If you want to know further info and detail into my ipad please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This iPad is obviously quite old now in the sense that there has been 2 new iPads created since then, HOWEVER, this does not change how awesome this gadget really is. It's perfect for any occasion. It's just always there. It's portable. Easy to use. You can do anything on it really. The possibilities are endless. It's good for kids. It's good for teens. It's even good for adults. Anyone can use an iPad 2. The cameras are fun especially for the kids. There are plenty of photography apps where you can do all sorts of fun things. The device is very fast and sharp when downloading apps, loading a webpage, refreshing your facebook. It's all fast. Speedy=easy to enjoy. The ease of just swiping to open up your favorite social networking site or even a powerpoint slide, it's just brilliant. Anyone who doesn't like iPads clearly doesn't own an iPad. I don't really have to say much about the specs of it to be honest. Everything about it is just amazing. Get your iPad today, I promise you, you will NOT regret a thing.
Although it is not he best tablet on the market and not the cheapest, it certainly delivers. The product which I use mainly for work and games excels in its subject and purpose. It is extremely easy to send emails and browse the web. The screen is also big enough to display the whole website when browsing because a major disadvantage to me when using the other Apple phones and iPods when there was not a mobile version of the website.
The product allows the user to send emails extremely easily using different apps available at the app store, the default mail app or others which are specific to the email.
A disadvantage I find is that the product home screen seems to be getting a bit outdated and although highly customizable, does not contain 'live information' as other tablets on the market do well.
The product is can be irritating to carry around if you don't have a bag for it and a case and screen protector is highly recommended for protection.
I must admit I was an apple-phobe before buying my IPad 2 in November 2011. As my first apple product I had to have a master class from my sister which seemed easy enough.
To be honest I think I am still finding things out about how it works now!
The price is what was expected of an apple product I suppose. I saved up for 5 months after deciding to purchase one and I paid £399 for the 16gb.
I purchased the ipad2 in black and looks wise it is presented really well.
The size and weight of the iPad is ideal for even a small handbag and easy to quickly take out when going through airport security. It's not small enough for you to lose awareness of it which is good for me as I treated it like a baby when I travelled!
The video quality is best in natural light as I have found that photos and videos taken in doors have not been as great and can come out as dull and blurred. I have some great videos from out side at just before dawn of some dancing and the video quality is amazing and it has two cameras which you can easily switch between.
It also came in handy when making a video with children.
The iPad's ease of use came in hand when working with children in Africa. Within seconds they could listen to music, take photos and try to read my emails!
The durability of the ipad2 is ideal for a dropper like me! I have 'accidentally' dropped, bumped, spilled on and it only bears a few scratches on the back of the device and none on the screen at all.
After a year of having it the button sticks a bit but it has been in rural Africa to dusty Eastern Europe so after a small clean with a spare tooth brush it un sticks easily.
The FaceTime app and the messages app allows you to call and text to any apple device for free and within seconds. The FaceTime quality is very good, the connection, sound and picture quality is reliable even with low wii fi signal.
Even when you are on the move without wii fi then you can download many apps to keep you well read for free and well entertained. The battery life is excellent and with some tips and tricks you can make it last for a good 10 hour trip when using it constantly by closing back ground apps.
With the iPad, which I bought in an apple store, I received a charger cable and plug with a manual with useful information. The great thing about purchasing straight from apple is their customer service. It would have been useful to receive a set of headphones with the iPad as well.
To conclude I am very impressed with my first apple purchase and I am never without it because of how easy it is to carry and lightweight in even a small handbag. If you buy the right cover then it is discreet enough to hide in your bag. The iPad cases and covers online are much cheaper than the ones in store.
The iTunes is always something I have struggled to use and I am still learning how to work it properly, though.
Even though the iPad was a lot of money compared to other tablets, I would recommend this to travellers especially as all you need is wii fi and you are connected to loved ones the world over.
I got the Ipad 2 for my birthday. At first I wasn't sure whether to get it or not because I already had an Iphone and a laptop, and I felt that the iPad is just a combination of the two. However I got it anyway, and honestly, I couldn't be more wrong. Of course I still use my laptop and iPhone just as much as before, but the iPad is also useful for other things. For example here are the top 5 things I do on my iPad:
-Play on games/apps (mainly playing the piano:))
-Shop online and surf the internet
-Revise and read books
-Take pictures and add effects
I have read the whole of Steve Jobs biography on the iBooks and i found the expirience so easy to use. Many of the words I was unsure of - espeacily the technical words and locations - and I could easily and quickly find the definition. It was amazing.
As for eduction I use an app called iTunes U and its has helped me so much with my AS maths revision!
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT
Its easy to use - there is no denying that. Its so stylish and sleek. There are some amazing apps on offer. Its become part of my daily routine. It feels perfect in your hands.
WHAT I DON'T LOVE SO MUCH ABOUT IT
The battery life isn't so amazing. Also I feel like its really delicate and I need to buy a case. I took it on a car journey once and I kept hold of it the whole way because I was scared that if it fell it might snap! Also the camera isn't as good as on the iPhone.
If you want any more of my opinion on the iPad do not hesitate to message me.
Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more amazing. And even less like anything else!
Once you pick up iPad 2, it'll be hard to put down. That's the idea behind the all-new design. It's 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands. And it makes surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books so natural, you might forget there's incredible technology under your fingers.
With up to nine times the graphics performance, gameplay on iPad 2 is even smoother and more realistic. And faster graphics help apps perform better - especially those with video. You'll see it when you're scrolling through your photo library, editing video with iMovie, and viewing animations in Keynote.
iPad is one big, beautiful display - 9.7 inches of high-resolution photos, movies, web pages, books, and more. LED backlighting makes everything you see remarkably crisp, vivid, and bright. Even in places with low light, like an airplane. And there's no wrong way to hold iPad. It's designed to show off everything in portrait and landscape, so with every turn (even upside down), the display adjusts to fit. Because it uses a display technology called IPS (in-plane switching), it has a wide, 178° viewing angle. Hold it up to someone across the room, or share it with someone sitting next to you, and everyone gets a brilliant view.
Technology is at its best when it feels completely natural, almost like there's no technology at all. That's Multi-Touch on iPad. You use your fingers to do everything, so everything you do - surfing the web, typing email, reading books, and swiping through photos - is easier and a lot more fun. How does it work? When your fingers touch the display, it senses them using electrical fields. Then it instantly transforms your taps, swipes, pinches, and flicks into lifelike actions. Just like that.
With the built-in accelerometer, you can rotate iPad to portrait or landscape, or even upside down, and whatever you're watching, reading, or seeing adjusts to fit the display. And now the accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, and compass all work together. They sense which direction iPad is heading and how it's moving. So games, maps, and other apps know your every twist, turn, tilt, and 360. It's an epic win for gaming. And it's just the beginning of better-than-ever iPad apps.
iPad is built with advanced 802.11n wireless technology. It automatically finds Wi-Fi networks, which you can join with a few taps. iPad with Wi-Fi is ideal if you have a wireless high- speed Internet router in your home, or if you'll be using your iPad near a wireless hotspot - in a café or a school library, for example.
|Product Description:||Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - 64 GB - 9.7"|
|Display:||9.7" IPS TFT - LED backlight - 1024 x 768 ( 132 ppi ) - Multi-Touch|
|Processor:||Apple A5 ( Dual-Core )|
|Processor Clock Speed:||1 GHz|
|Wireless Connectivity:||802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR|
|Camera:||Rear + VGA front|
|HD Video Recording:||720p|
|Battery Run Time:||Up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||18.6 cm x 0.9 cm x 24.1 cm|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|