iPad 2 ReviewWhittier Area Macintosh User GroupMarch 19, 2011
By the numbers✤ 100 million iBooks downloaded; Random House just joined✤ 200 million accounts w/credit cards on 3 stores, iTunes, iApps Store, iBooks✤ 100 million iPhones shipped✤ 2001 iPod✤ 2007 iPhone✤ 2010 iPad✤ "Post-PC products now generate majority of revenue for Apple
2010: Year of iPad✤ 15 million sold: More than every Tablet PC ever sold✤ $9.5 billion in revenue in 2010 (9 months)✤ > 90% market share✤ Competitors "ﬂummoxed"✤ App Store: 350,000 apps: 65,000 take full advantage of iPad✤ Apple Retail Stores contributed to Apples success!✤ "Will 2011 be The Year of the Copycats"
2011: The Year of iPad 2✤ All new design; dramatically faster✤ Dual-core processors inside new A5 chip✤ Up to 2X faster CPU✤ Up to 9X faster graphics✤ Same low power as A4 chip; still 10 hour battery life✤ First dual core tablet to ship in volume✤ 2 Video cameras
✤ Gyroscope (like iPhone and iPod)✤ Dramatically thinner: 1/3 thinner; 33% thinner✤ Thinner than the iPhone 4✤ Lighter: 1.3 pounds (1.5 pounds in iPad)✤ Two colors: Black and white shipping from Day 1✤ Works with AT&T and Verizon from Day 1
Accessories✤ HDMI mirrored video out (new cable) ✤ Up to 1080p ✤ Works with all apps !! ✤ Charge your iPad while using it✤ Smart Cover ✤ Puts iPad to sleep when closed; Open it and it wakes up ✤ Magnets grasp and auto-align it
New iOS 4.3✤ Safari performance✤ iTunes home sharing✤ Airplay improvements✤ Personal hotspot✤ 2 cameras✤ A5 chip: 9 live video streams at once✤ FaceTime on iPad
iMovie for iPad✤ Precision editor✤ Multitrack audio recording✤ AirPlay to Apple TV✤ Universal app (therefore works on iPhone)✤ Face detection keeps faces in frame in Ken Burns effect✤ New audio editing tools✤ $4.99 in app store; March 11!
Garage Band for iPad✤ Touch instruments✤ Guitar amps and effects✤ 8 track recording and mixing✤ 250+ loops✤ Email AAC ﬁle of your songs✤ Compatible with Mac version✤ $4.99 on App Store; March 11
iPad 2 Recap✤ Faster, Lighter, Thinner✤ 2 Cameras and Gyro✤ 65,000 iPad apps✤ 3G on AT&T and Verizon✤ Same 10- hour battery life✤ Same starting price $499
"Its in Apples DNA that technology alone is not enough. That itstechnology married with liberal arts married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing." --Steve Jobs