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Ive only had my iPad for a fortnight and I already couldn't live without it. The battery life has far exceeded my expectations, lasting at least 48 hours without a charge and with regular usage. I took it on its first long car journey from Bristol to Brighton yesterday and played with it almost all the way there and all the way back - I has access to the Internet at almost all times which I found to be really impressive coverage (I'm with Three, the same people I have a mobile contract with, and would highly recommend) the availability of the apps on the app store is phenomenal, I've not yet searched for something, however obscure, and not found it. A lot of games are now available for the iPad as well as the iPhone so all the old favourites are there! The touch screen is awesome and typing (as I write this review) is sheer satisfaction and just so easy. It's actually enjoyable to type for a change. I would recommend this product to anybody whethe they want something fun to play around with on the go or ( like myself) want it to double up as a "personal assistant" keeping my day to day living in check with smart apps that help control income, bills, saving and diary. Definitely a 5* rated product, I literally cannot think of any niggling little issues that bug me with this device (and normally there are a few!) hats off to Apple, it's a truly remarkably designed machine.
I wasn't sure what to make of this product. It is basically a big ipod touch. It has all the features of an ipod touch but is a lot easier to use due to bigger screen and buttons. I purchased my ipad2 from John Lewis - big mistake. It cost me £579. Turns out I can get it cheaper elsewhere! However, it was a spur of the moment purchase so I didn't really look around. The battery life is average. Similar to that of an ipod. A major problem for me is that you cannot have Flash player installed on the ipad as Apple have restrictions. Which means you cannot watch tv/films online which I often do. The design is simple and elegant. I am however very worried about scratching it so have had to purchase a case for it (another expense). I wouldn't advise people to rush out to buy one right now as they aren't the best thing ever. And i'm sure there will be a newer ipad out soon enough and the ipad1 and ipad2 will be much much cheaper.
Once you pick up iPad 2, it'll be hard to put down. It's thinner and lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands. And it makes surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books so natural, you might forget there's incredible technology under your fingers.
Two powerful cores in one A5 chip mean iPad can do twice the work at once. You'll notice the difference when you're surfing the web, watching movies, making FaceTime video calls, gaming, and going from app to app to app. Multitasking is smoother, apps load faster, and everything just works better.
With up to nine times the graphics performance, gameplay on iPad is even smoother and more realistic. And faster graphics help apps perform better - especially those with video. You'll see it when you're scrolling through your photo library, editing video with iMovie, and viewing animations in Keynote.
Even with this thinner and lighter design, iPad has the same amazing battery life. The power-efficient A5 chip and iOS keep battery life from fading away, so you can get carried away.
You'll see two cameras on iPad - one on the front and one on the back. They may be tiny, but they're a big deal. They're designed for FaceTime video calling, and they work together so you can talk to your favorite people and see them smile and laugh back at you. The front camera puts you and your friend face-to-face. Switch to the back camera during your video call to share where you are, who you're with, or what's going on around you. When you're not using FaceTime, let the back camera roll if you see something movie-worthy. It's HD, so whatever you shoot is a mini-masterpiece. And you can take wacky snapshots in Photo Booth. It's the most fun a face can have.
iPad is one big, beautiful display - 9.7 inches of high-resolution photos, movies, web pages, books, and more. LED backlighting makes everything you see remarkably crisp, vivid, and bright. Even in places with low light, like an airplane. And there's no wrong way to hold iPad. It's designed to show off everything in portrait and landscape, so with every turn (even upside down), the display adjusts to fit. Because it uses a display technology called IPS (in-plane switching), it has a wide, 178° viewing angle. Hold it up to someone across the room, or share it with someone sitting next to you, and everyone gets a brilliant view.
Technology is at its best when it feels completely natural, almost like there's no technology at all. That's multi-touch on iPad. You use your fingers to do everything, so everything you do - surfing the web, typing email, reading books, and swiping through photos - is easier and a lot more fun. How does it work? When your fingers touch the display, it senses them using electrical fields. Then it instantly transforms your taps, swipes, pinches, and flicks into lifelike actions.
iOS 4 lets you browse, read, and see everything just by touching the screen. It includes all the powerful, innovative, and fun built-in apps you use every day, many times a day. It's highly secure, stable, and responsive, and it's made to work seamlessly with the iPad hardware.
The fun starts fast. Pick up your iPad, press the Home button, and it wakes from sleep instantly. That's because iPad features fast, efficient, and reliable flash storage that lets you access data quickly. So everything effortlessly springs to life.
iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G includes Wi-Fi connectivity as well as 3G connectivity. 3G uses cellular signals - the same signals your cell phone uses - to connect to the Internet. So if you're somewhere without Wi-Fi, such as outdoors on a camping trip or on the road, you can still surf the web, check email, or get directions.
With the built-in accelerometer, you can rotate iPad to portrait or landscape, or even upside down, and whatever you're watching, reading, or seeing adjusts to fit the display. And now the accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, and compass all work together. They sense which direction iPad is heading and how it's moving. So games, maps, and other apps know your every twist, turn, tilt, and 360. It's an epic win for gaming. And it's just the beginning of better-than-ever iPad apps.
|Product Description:||Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7" - 3G|
|Display:||9.7" IPS TFT - LED backlight - 1024 x 768 ( 132 ppi ) - Multi-Touch|
|Processor:||Apple A5 ( Dual-Core )|
|Processor Clock Speed:||1 GHz|
|Cellular Protocols:||GSM, UMTS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA|
|Wireless Connectivity:||802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR|
|Camera:||Rear + VGA front|
|HD Video Recording:||720p|
|Battery Run Time:||Up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||18.6 cm x 0.9 cm x 24.1 cm|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|