Enterprise Mobility: Apple's iPad 2 Raises the Bar on Competitors

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2011-03-30
 
 
 

Lighter and Thinner, for Same Price

Apples iPad 2 is substantially lighter than the original, but has similar battery life and costs the same as the first iPad, with WiFi only models starting at $499.

Lighter and Thinner, for Same Price

Smart Cover for iPad 2

The iPad 2s Smart Cover is magnetically attached to the iPad itself. The device can be configured to wake when the cover is opened or going to sleep when closed.

Smart Cover for iPad 2

iPad 2's Rear Camera

This view of the iPad 2 shows off the rear-facing camera, which can capture 720p video at 30fps; for stills, its not nearly as good as the corresponding camera in the iPhone 4.

iPad 2's Rear Camera

Larger Speaker Grille

The built-in speaker of the iPad 2 sits behind a grille thats substantially larger than the speaker grille of the original.

Larger Speaker Grille

Awkward Extraction

The iPad 2s SIM card tray is ejected when the SIM extraction tool is inserted into the device; at the angle shown here, the SIM card will fall out of the tray when the tray is removed.

Awkward Extraction

Smart Cover Is Versatile

The iPad 2s Smart Cover can be folded to act as a low-angle support for typing, or a high-angle, easel-like support.

Smart Cover Is Versatile

FaceTime Video Conferencing

The iPad 2s built-in cameras can be used for videoconferencing through Apples FaceTime service, which debuted last year with the iPhone 4.

FaceTime Video Conferencing

Digital Output for iPad, iPhone

The Apple Digital AV Adapter allows output of up to 1080p from the iPad 2 to devices that support HDCP content protection.

Digital Output for iPad, iPhone

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