Discussion » Technology » Mar 11th: Day One for iPad 2! iPad 2 or I

  • A.w
    A.w wrote:
    <p>A question will come to you sooner or later.</p> <p>Should I buy IPad 1 or IPad 2?</p> <p>Mar.11th will be the first day when you can buy iPad 2!</p> <p>Two color that you can choose; You can video chat with your friends when you are in bathroom; Slightly thinner; Much Much faster........somthing else.........</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span>Dimensions - CHANGED (slightly)</span></strong></p> <p>While the overall footprint of the iPad 2 is the same as that of the iPad, the thickness has gone down from 13.4mm to 8.8mm. The weight is also down for all models (WiFi model down from 680g to 601g while the WiFi + 3G is down from 730g to 613g for the AT&amp;T model and 607g for the Verizon model.</p> <p><strong><span>Screen - UNCHANGED</span></strong></p> <p>No change here - The iPad 2&nbsp;makes use of&nbsp;the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS&nbsp;1024 x 768 screen as the original iPad. At this point one unknown relating to the screen is what graphics processor Apple has used. The original iPad used a PowerVR SGX 535 chip. We&rsquo;ll have to wait for the teardowns to find this out.</p> <p><strong><span>Processor - UPDATED</span></strong></p> <p>Out with the old 1GHz single-core A4 chip, and in with a dual-core 1GHz A5 chip. The original A4 featured 256MB of RAM while the iPhone 4 has 512MB. Again, we&rsquo;re going to have to wait for the teardowns to appear to know if this has changed.</p> <p><strong><span>Storage - UNCHNAGED</span></strong></p> <p>The options for storage remain the same - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.</p> <p><strong><span>Radios - UPDATED</span></strong></p> <p>While WiFi and Bluetooth ramain the same (802.11 a/b/g/n and 2.1 + EDR respectively) the cell radio in the updated ipad has been updated. The original iPad featured EDGE plus triband HSPA while the iPad 2 features EDGE plus quadband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) for the AT&amp;T versions and CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz) for the Verizon model.</p> <p><strong><span>Price - UNCHANGED</span></strong></p> <p>The price remains unchanged for all models - iPad 2 starts at $499 for the 16GB WiFi-only model.</p> <p><strong><span>New features</span></strong></p> <p>There are a few features completely new to the iPad 2. Here&rsquo;s a rundown:</p> <ul> <li>Front-facing VGA camera</li> <li>Rear-facing 720p camera</li> <li>Gyroscope</li> <li>New case (optional) that is attached by magnets (how DO they work? ;) and features a microfibre surface.</li> <li>HDMI output dongle (optional).</li> </ul> <p><img src="http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/02-03-2011-19-31-16.png" alt="" width="451" height="377" /></p> &
  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:

    Apple is a textbookish company for great product design and marketing, and marketing is basically all about how to fool potential customers, so that it can periodically organize an awkward "new product release conf." to tell its followers what they SHOULD buy -- something with no essential differences with the last version.

    I don't mean to demean this great company, it just...I personally don't like its way of promoting new products, making me feel like if I buy this, I'm a stupid.

    Technically, I believe Apple's products are at least "good" and kinda worth buying (if they cut the price to approximately 85% of current level), but I also believe (or you can say it's a fact) that if Apple's willing to, within a month or two, something like "iPhone10" or "iPad 5" with little faults would be in the market -- maybe Foxconn can even do it by itself :)

    Of course, Apple will never do such a thing~~

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    Hahahaha ... "apple is poisonous", or at least, for those workers who made Apple products, so for anyone who talk about human rights and/or protect those "sweat shop workers" behind major fashion brands, I think they should not buy one ...

    The question is, they have probably all got one, or more than one, Apple product ...

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    Hahahahahaha ... which is why I often said that customers are not god ...

  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:

    Hey Ami, I agree on almost all you've said, coz I said the same thing: Apple is a GREAT company for product/service design and marketing. and the "Apple hype" thing is a part of Apple's strategy: it works, and it will work in the future. My point is quite simple, I was expressing personal idea -- it doesn't work on me.

    The only thing I don't agree with is, since you wanna be a merketing person, I think you need to understand this: consumers DO NOT have "own judgement", it is YOU that make decision for them ;)

  • Webslave
    Webslave wrote:

    iPad吐

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