What is an iPad? Simple answer: It’s a cross between a Smartphone and a Laptop Computer – at least in size and weight. An iPad is classed as a tablet computer, and it is designed and marketed by Apple. It has a multi-touch display screen – which means it has the ability to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact (your fingertips) with the surface. This makes it really easy to do things such as resize photos on the display screen. You can easily access a vast range of content such as: books, movies, music, games and all types of web content. The iPad was launched in April 2010, and within three months Apple had sold over three million units. During 2010 nearly 15 million iPads were sold worldwide. These huge worldwide sales were due to the fact that business people and all types of professionals liked the iPad nearly as much as all those media junkies it was built for.

The weight of the iPad is about twenty five ounces so it is much easier to carry around than a laptop. The iPad connects to the Web by Wi-Fi or 3G allowing users to search the web, stream their choice of videos and music, and run many types of software. The iPad is also incredibly easy to manage and “sync” with your computer.

In April 2011 Apple released a new version of the iPad and named it the iPad 2. During the final quarter of 2011 Apple sold over 15 million iPad 2.

So what is the differences between an iPad and an Pad 2?

Well, here are the main features of the iPad 2.

The iPad 2:

  1. is thinner and weighs less.
  2. comes with a choice of two colors – black and white
  3. has a dual core processor for speedier performance and faster response
  4. has improved graphics to make gaming more enjoyable
  5. has an improved internet browser. The iPad uses a browser named ‘Safari’
  6. allows the user to control apps and games by movement of the iPad itself. This facility is known as 3 Axis Gyroscope
  7. comes with two cameras that can record video in High Definition. One of the cameras is located at the front and the other at the rear of the device.
  8. allows the user to make video calls to another ‘i’ device
  9. can now be connected to a HDTV for playback of videos or photographs

The world now awaits the arrival of (in fact it has already arrived) the… you’ve guessed it, iPad 3, or as Apple prefer to call it; the New iPad.

By Janet J

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