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Apple iPad 2 review: Love and hate 2.0

Apple iPad 2 review: Love and hate 2.0 - read the full textThe Apple iPad 2 is about to hit European shelves, fresh form a diet and exercise regime that’s helped it shed weight and build muscle. Faster, thinner and lighter is an accurate account of what’s been going on in the year that divides the two editions of Apple’s...


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> In reply to Jack1059 @ 2011-04-22 16:12 from uKHB - click to readYup then the iPad is definitely not for you. I hope you returned it, and got your money back.

For me, it suits me great as I keep it on the sofa, come home, pick it up, surf the net, then catch up on news on Reeder and Flipboard, and play some games. Great battery life is icing on the cake, and its a great device for me.

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  • 2011-05-02 10:18
  • mTWD

1st Generation iPad looks better than iPad 2 :/

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  • 2011-05-01 19:50
  • mh$0

> In reply to Patrick @ 2011-04-13 07:11 from v0wJ - click to readThe video player on iOS gives you a possibility to zoom whatever you watching to fit the screen vertically, cropping the sides. And that's the way I do it, usually all the action in the movie is concentrated in the middle of the screen, so I dont miss anything!!

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  • 2011-04-29 19:39
  • j%j7

no flash player.....

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  • 2011-04-29 19:25
  • veU6

> In reply to Jack1059 @ 2011-04-22 16:12 from uKHB - click to readYou can download Opera as an alternative to Safari. Otherwise I 100% agree, the limitations on the device kill it for me. Give me a proper mac and an iPhone any day.

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  • 2011-04-24 06:25
  • sy1e

I bought the ipad2 expecting to really like it. Id read the reviews, heard other people rave about it, so I had expectations that I'd at least like it. Great screen, ultra fluid OS, battery was fantastic, build quality - superb. Purchased one, and learned that despite the pluses I listed, that I hated it. And no I am no fanboy or hater. I shell out $500 plus dollars for a device, then I expect a certain level of performance / flexibility. So, here's what I didnt like about the ipad2. 1-no bluetooth file transfers 2-Could not disable the "recent searches" suggestions in safari 3-Couldnt download an alternative to safari (not a real problem) and couldnt download a new email client (the existing one just gave me the shits - opening onto an open email? Really?) 4-Web searches filtered (try typing in anything about getting around the ipad2 defences on your ipad, then try it on your computer. Two very different search results) 5-No home button on safari (opens up on the last page you surfed) 6-Your not locked to itunes, you are literally chained to that effin thing.

It is a marvelously built and designed device, but it aint for me. Cheers.

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  • 2011-04-22 16:12
  • uKHB

Ipad 2 is indeed awesome.Just few weeks of its introduction yet thousands of orders in our store....You can get yours loving it.

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  • 2011-04-21 03:25
  • svJQ

> In reply to Patrick @ 2011-04-13 07:37 from v0wJ - click to readI love ur comment :), ipad 2 is so awesome :)

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  • 2011-04-17 04:50
  • Kxfb

> In reply to kenakaren @ 2011-03-30 17:27 from u{EH - click to readDo you still use the internet? Sorry you cant watch porn but other than that there is not much flash content left

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  • 2011-04-16 21:30
  • IAgf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-05 18:45 from DIx8 - click to readAdded bulk and weight /= tablet

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  • 2011-04-16 21:27
  • IAgf

"The real benefit of the newly-added cameras is FaceTime. HD video recording is not essential on a tablet really. You know, most of the iPad owners are likely to have a more portable gadget capable of capturing HD video."

When the iPad first came out with no cameras, everyone complained. Now that it has 2, you're brushing it aside as an insignificant add-on.

By the number of Android reviews on the site I'm inclined to believe GSMarena was bought out by Google.

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  • 2011-04-13 07:37
  • v0wJ

"4:3 displays such as the one on the iPad 2 aren’t much good for watching videos and there’s a good reason widescreen displays are dominating the market currently"

As the iPad is the best selling Tablet I don't quite understand how "widescreen displays are dominating the market currently".

Also, a 16:9 aspect ratio will either force you to have a relatively small screen with respect to the actual device size or you will have a device shaped to follow the screens 16:9 ratio, which would make it odd for every other task except watching widescreen videos. I think Apple compromised for overall usefulness. And as studies have shown, most people don't actually watch as much video or listen to music on an iPad as expected. Gaming, browsing, email, Social networking, and other activities are also quite popular and an HD aspect would be odd.

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  • 2011-04-13 07:11
  • v0wJ

It should be ipad S, NOT ipad 2

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  • 2011-04-11 04:53
  • q{LA

the camera is not impressive at all , but is something you can expect from apple the iphone camera suxs as well , cool design though should sell good would probally prefer to buy the 3g compatible on this product , i give it some credit for having a thinner design and lighter and faster , question does it have a flash player if not , this product might be a lost cause with most high end websites require flash player someone answer this for me , or if there is away around this

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  • 2011-04-09 22:13
  • Pc5P

awesome gadget but lack of service center in india

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  • 2011-04-07 18:48
  • utSC

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-05 18:45 from DIx8 - click to readi guess this kind of debate is always going to end up depending on the users needs lol

i would take nice design over removable batt(so long as it has a decent batt life to begin with) due to the fact that i dont need it and if i did i have a very compact power pack for a boost

ive had my iPad since day one so nearly a year and its nice that it still has decent batt even with 3g on. my friend just told me that his galaxy tab lasts him 2-4 hours at which point a removable battery is important

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  • 2011-04-07 11:37
  • M3s@

LOL ))) So, probably the next iPad 3 will have a 3 MPx camera. Amazing, isn`t it? iPad 4 will be announced with a UBS port, but supports only USB 1.0 Later, after a year or two, Apple discovers the NEW USB 2.0 :)) It will be an iPad 5. And the iPad 6 will finaly get an amazing 5 MPx camera.

I really hate Apple`s marketing. I understand it is a profit, but I don`t like the attitude.

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  • 2011-04-06 08:17
  • m2Jw

> In reply to me @ 2011-04-05 10:47 from M3s@ - click to readthat sounds pretty impressive. I imagine the performance would not be the same if it was older. I like replaceable batteries it allows me to not search for power outlet's during layovers. I can focus on my health/hydration/nourishment not my electronics state of charge.

Whenever I travel with apple products I generally have heavy useage in departing airport downloading new applications. thus I never start the flight with a full state of charge.

thus I stand by my point that a non-replaceable battery is a negative for some users.

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  • 2011-04-05 18:45
  • DIx8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-04 19:30 from DIx8 - click to readi went from uk to south africa had two 3hr flights and one 12hr flight and some waiting time in between my iPad did me just fine without another battery musta used it for about 9hrs and still had battery left.

would you really want to use it for more than that amount of time non-stop? or even with a couple of short breaks in between?

i think 10hrs bat time is pleanty for the average user and by having no removable batt apple can use the awesome designing skills to make it look extra sexy rather than having some ugly batt cover on the back

any1 know the batt life on something like a galaxy tab??

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  • 2011-04-05 10:47
  • M3s@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-04 21:53 from 6D1H - click to readi think its nice to have the nicer design that you get from no having to have removable backs

i mean really why should you even need to remove the battery is it that bad quality that it needs to be repalced? ive had all iPhones and my battery has never degraded. infact my little brother is using my old 3g and the battery is still perfect

so y is removing the battery so important?

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  • 2011-04-05 10:13
  • M3s@

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