iPad 2 is the second version of Apple’s line of tablet computers. Mainly, people use it to read newspapers, read books on the road, watch their favorite clips and films, play games to entertain themselves, listen to their favorite radio stations and tunes, browse the Internet, and so on. In short, you can view and listen to all sorts of audio and video content on this device. The iPad 2 was presented in the beginning of March 2011, with sales starting on March 11 in the United States of America, and toward the end of the month in Canada, Australia, and Europe.
Software of iPad 2
As all other Apple devices, the iPad 2 runs on the Apple iOS 5 operating system. The characteristics of this operating system include a new Notification center, the iMessage feature, many reminders, and many new styles for the notifications the user receives. Since the iPad 2 has a camera, it is logical that an application for pictures is installed. That application is called Photo booth, and with that application, you can take pictures, and edit them later. The iPad 2 offers the possibility to create and edit music using the GarageBand application and creating and editing videos using the iMovie application. In addition, you can also create and edit text document using the Pages application, you can create and edit presentations using the Keynote application, and you can create and edit spreadsheets using the Numbers application. The last three applications are part of the iWork suite. All applications on the iPad can be found on Apple’s App store.
Hardware of iPad 2
iPad 2 runs on an A5 processor, also manufactured by Apple. The screen is touch-sensitive, with a button on the bottom with which you can return to the main menu. There are three other buttons, and they are the wake/sleep button, the button for controlling the volume, and a button for rotating the screen. The Airplay feature is a particularly useful one. It is built-in into the operating system, and allows you to stream photos, audio, or video from an application that is Airplay enabled, to external speakers, Apple TV, or an Airport Express device. The battery on the iPad 2 is rechargeable, and it is made out of lithium-ion. It lasts up to 10 hours. You can charge it by simply plugging in the iPad to the computer using a USB cable, or by using the charger you get in the package. The iPad 2 has two cameras, on the front and on the back. They both allow you to make FaceTime video calls with other devices, such as iPhone 4, iPhone 4 S, iPod Touch 4, and Apple’s laptops. The front camera has a 0.3 MP lens, while the back camera has a 0.7 MP lens. The rear camera can also shoot 720p HD videos. The A5 processor of the iPad 2 has two cores, which makes it a lot faster than the processor of the previous iPad. The iPad 2 also has a wireless card, and the possibility of 3G internet.
Designer cases for iPad 2
Because of the popularity of the device, fashion companies found a way to make profit with offering designer iPad 2 cases. Many brands, like Louis Vitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Dior started to make these cases for the people that are more fashion oriented. These cases can be found in every store that sells the iPad, and you can order them online. Just browse the Internet for some designer ipad cases, and pick out what you like.