The Apple iPad new model, or the second generation, as many people call it, gets a lot of publicity for its new features and improved qualities. But does it really stand up to the hype? Thats what I intended to find out for myself. What follows are the Apple iPad 2 features in all their glory.
1.Double the Facetime with 2 cameras: Facetime is a built-in application in the iPad new model. Its like Skype, only its native to Apple. Basically, Facetime allows you to use the forward-facing camera on the iPad to video chat with friends and family anywhere in the world. You can flip to using the rear camera and show off your house, your other friends and family, and anything else you think they might want to see.
2.Shoot HD video with the cameras: If you dont have an HD camera of your own, the iPad new model acts as a great prop for shooting HD video. Plus, youre given the ability to edit your video masterpieces right on the iPad itself. No more transferring your videos to an expensive program on your computer to edit them. Pretty cool!
3.New Backlight Display: Okay, so the iPad 2 isnt your best option for reading at the beach, but unlike the Amazon Kindle, you can read it at night because of the backlight display. Also, its improved quality makes videos very, very crisp, and any applications you run will have picture-perfect graphics.
4.Faster processor: If you thought (or heard) that the old iPad was sluggish before, the new one is much improved. It has a new processor that allows you to run applications, cameras and your internet browser at warp speeds. Applications will boot up much faster, and you wont be waiting so long for the Safari browser to load your web pages.
5.WiFi-only or WiFi plus 3G: If you have a home wireless network and only need to hook into that or a Starbucks caf when youre in the mood for surfing, you can get the WiFi-only version and save yourself a lot of bucks. But if you want the 3G version, you can pick between the AT&T model and the Verizon iPad new model. But you cant have both AT&T and Verizon, so youll have to pick which one you want when you purchase.
Overall, the iPad new version is definitely worth the money you spend on it. Its cameras and Facetime features alone make it more than just a glorified iPod.