Everything iPad 2


In this post I gather every review, teardown, unboxing, unlock, etc.

Keep checking this post as I keep adding new reviews, news, and basically everything you need to know in one place!

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Reviews

MacWorld
- “Pick up an iPad 2 after handling an original iPad, and you’ll notice the difference right away. This is a lighter, thinner device.”
- “The iPad 2 also has 512MB of RAM–twice that of the original iPad–and a 200MHz bus speed, likewise twice that of the original.”
- “Though the iPad 2 is an improvement on the original iPad in numerous ways, it’s still an evolutionary product, not a revolutionary one”
- “In short, the iPad 2 is the fastest iOS device ever made, by a long shot.”

AllThingsD
- Cameras take mediocre still photos, decent video
- Battery life not as strong as first iPad, but impressive.
- “It never crashed in my tests, unlike every Android tablet I’ve tested.”
- “As of now, I can comfortably recommend it as the best tablet for average consumers.”

Engadget
- “iPad 2 managed an astonishing 10 hours and 26 minutes of non-stop playback” — better than iPad 1 in their testing.
- Cameras are “pretty bad” for stills, reasonably useful for video
- GarageBand is a “groundbreaking piece of software for tablets”
- “The iPad 2 isn’t just the best tablet on the market, it feels like the only tablet on the market”


Benchmarks from Engadget
NYTimes
- “My friends, I’m telling you: just that much improvement in thinness, weight and speed transforms the experience. “
5-megapixel camera on back (no flash) (? Only review to claim this stat and is contradicted by other reviews)

SlashGear
- “We were able to software decode a side loaded 1.4GB .avi file in OPlayer on the fly, while watching it, without and lag or stutter. The same clip in the same app on the original iPad loads slower and drops frames and audio during playback.”

Apple has posted guided tour videos showcasing the iPad 2 and the new apps including Garageband and iMovie.

Source: macrumors

iPad 2 versus Motorola XOOM

Unboxing

Macroumors.com unboxing photos

PC Magazine unboxing video

Teardown

iFixit

  • Finally!!! The iPad has come back to iFixit! And this time, it has a 2 at the end of its name, hence the iPad 2!
  • After a much awaited debut, the iPad 2 is expected to fill in the gaps left by the first generation iPad.
  • Tech Specs:
    • 1 GHz Apple A5 dual-core processor
    • 512 MB of LPDDR2 RAM
    • 16/32/64 GB internal storage capacity
    • 9.7″ LED-backlit glossy Multi-Touch display with IPS technology(1024 x 768)
    • HD (720p) Rear-facing camera + VGA Front-facing camera

Update: video added