I am not entirely surprised that the iPad two was released successfully and disappointed no one. I am continually impressed by how consistently the Steve Jobs led organization has consistently delivered innovation.
Apple made us love PCs, they made us love touch screen, they made us music freaks, they have added a new function to carry out with our fingers and they jst keep making us want to spend more no matter what.
Nothing excites me more than innovation and the release of the iPad 2 just proves that Apple understand their role as a innovation driver in the world right now.
According to By Emma Barnett and Shane Richmond of The Telegraph; ‘The problem for rivals is that Apple has delivered the iPad 2 while many of them are on their first version.’
The new iPad raises the bar. Carolina Milanesi of analysts Gartner thinks that Apple still leads the tablet market. “You get a different experience,” she says.
The iPad 2 is one third thinner than the first device and is slightly lighter. It will also be available in white for the first time, as well as the standard black.
The second generation of the iPad, which goes on sale in the UK on March 25 and in the US on March 11, has two cameras built into the rear and front of the device, both of which take photos and shoot video.
The new device comes preloaded with a new app called Photo Booth, which allows people to take distorted photos of themselves and share them with friends. And users will also be able to use the iPad 2 to video call friends who have either an iPad 2, an iPhone 4 or the latest iPod Touch, using Apple Facetime.
Apple has kept the pricing the same, with the cheapest model at $499 (£306).
Jobs said that Apple has installed a new chip inside the iPad 2 which makes the device run up to two times faster than the original iPad. The new chip also allows graphics to load up to nine times faster than the first device. The iPad 2 will also run off the latest Apple operating system, iOS 4.3.
Also, the iPad is now HDMI compatible, which means you can plug it into your TV or a large screen. That, says Jobs, will work with “every app.”
This is just too beautiful!
I saw this also in the Telegraph: “Apple didn’t invent the tablet computer, such devices have been commercially available since the 1980s, but it didn’t invent the MP3 player or the mobile phone either. Instead, it did what it always does: refine the product, make the design as slick and simple as possible and then market it brilliantly. Without the iPad, it’s unthinkable that so many tablets would be appearing in shops today”.
Incremental innovation at its best! Well done Apple! You are exactly what this generation is all about!