It’s been 48hrs since I first powered on my iPad 2 and it hasn’t left my hands since. In fact my iPhone 4 has been treated like a step-child that nobody wants. If you know me you know I love and stand by my iPhone and take great pleasure using it. Some people have knocked me for wanting a iPad and others mostly Apple lovers or other iPad owners have giving me the thumbs up. Some people say the iPad is a oversized iPhone or iPod and they couldn’t be more wrong. When the iPad was first announced Steve Jobs in a interview had said that the iOS was originally designed for the iPad before the iPhone was designed. I can now clearly see why he said that, this iPad is simply beautiful.
Websites, apps & games just look so much better and more alive. I’ve been using my iPad for Twitter and Blogging since I fired this bad boy up and haven’t thought about picking up my iPhone. Now I can’t argue with saying that this is a laptop or PC replacement for most, but it is for me. If you don’t download much, burn movies or other PC stuff and your more of a web surfer, twitter & facebook user this might be for you! I’ve had a few friends come over and see the iPad 2 and they simply loved it.
The A5 chip in the iPad 2 is much faster and runs apps more smoothly than the A4 chip found in the iPhone 4. Battery life is great which is said to be a combo of the iPad’s actual battery and the way apps are now run the lastest iOS. The fact that some of my favorite apps were “Universal Apps” was a great plus as I was able to jump right into things. YouTube was just more of a pleasure to watch as well as Netflix than the iPhone. I also found a new app called Flipboard , if you have a iPad it’s a must have and it’s Free! Last is the HDMI connection which is a little pricey but it sure looks cool on my LCD TV. Watching YouTube videos thru my iPad onto my TV with friends over was worth the money.
Other sites and reviewers have down played the iPad’s rear camera. And I have to say they are right, taking still shots even under good lighting isn’t up to par compared to the iPhone 4 camera. Taking video resulted in better results but I still prefer the iPhone 4. The smart cover is annoying (granted it’s not a mandatory purchase) and I can’t use it while I’m using the device. For what it does it’s not worth the money. Only thing I like is the sleep and wake feature as you don’t have to press the home button then slide to wake up the iPad. As a stand… It’s not a big deal! The other Con I have is how long it takes to charge the iPad 2 but on the flip side if the battery is going to last 10 hours then I can deal with it.
Bottom Line :
I love my iPad 2 and I’ll be using it when I’m home instead of my iPhone. Is this a must have have device? Of course not but if your a Apple lover it’s hard to resist. I’m a happy camper and I can’t wait to see what the next iOS will bring to both the iPhone and iPad 2!