Apple iPad 2 (16GB and WiFi) Review – Best Price for Apple’s 2nd Generation Tablet
The new iPad (16 GB, Wi-Fi for $543.95) and iPad Mini (16 GB, Wi-Fi for $453.99) might be drawing the eye away from past-generation iPads, but that doesn’t mean they’re worth the money. People looking for a good – no-hassle tablet, isn’t looking only at the latest devices. Plus, when it comes to jailbreaking iOS 6, the software that will crack the new iPad and iPad mini isn’t yet available.
Apple iPad 2 has long had its moment of fame, but that doesn’t change the fact it is a viable and high-quality product, which is compatible with the iOS 6 jailbreak. Being what people often call “past generation” means you can buy the iPad 2 at a better price. Instead of paying $453.99 for an iPad Mini or $543.95 for the new iPad, you can get the iPad 2 for only $439.99 (or $399.00 the lowest price) on Amazon. Since Apple is going to launch new gadgets each year, buying at the most affordable price is a much budget-friendlier attitude than spending big bucks for the latest tech fad every several months.
- The second-generation iPad connects to 802.11b/g/n wireless networks and features Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR.
- Unlike the new iPad, mini iPad and iPhone 5, there is a jailbreak for iOS 6 on iPad 2.
- The average battery life for iPad 2 is 10 hours.
- The biggest caveat: iPad 2’s cameras take low-quality photos, but Apple claims they weren’t imagined for still photography, but for video.
Apple iPad 2 is thinner than the company’s first tablet, measuring 9.50 by 7.31 by 0.34 inches (HWD). The heaviest iPad 2 is 1.35 pounds (AT&T Wi-Fi and 3G) and the lightest is 1.33 pounds (Wi-Fi only). It is an obvious step up from the first iPad, with a better design (round contour, narrow edges and screen framed in glossy black or glossy white) and better tech features such as the front-facing VGA camera.
The screen on iPad 2 isn’t different from the first though, having the same size and resolution (1,024 x 768p) and being covered by glass also. Apple iPad 2 packs a new 1 GHz, dual-core A5 processor, which is a “custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip). The tablet features three sensors which makes gaming and apps all the more intense. Test it yourself with a game of Jenga.
If you do want to enjoy the iPad experience at an affordable price, or want to buy it as a gift for someone who isn’t into the latest tech craze, iPad 2 is a fit choice.