I owned one for about a day.Very slick device, light, great battery, super smooth UI. Trouble is it was far too locked down to apple for my liking. I figure I pay $500+ for a device I own it, not apple, and should be free to do simple little things like transfer files, get a new email client, etc. I also found my search results were filtered on the ipad2. Searched for ways to transfer files to the device without itunes and got very little. Tried the same search on the mac computer and bingo. All the search results I would expect. That was the last straw and despite its positives, I sold it. I'll wait until the android devices get better, or apple opens up.
Jack1059, 22 Apr 2011I bought the ipad2 expecting to really like it. Id read the reviews, heard other people rave a... moreYup 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.
Patrick, 13 Apr 2011"4:3 displays such as the one on the iPad 2 aren’t much good for watching videos and ther... moreThe 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!!
Jack1059, 22 Apr 2011I bought the ipad2 expecting to really like it. Id read the reviews, heard other people rave a... moreYou 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.
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.
Ipad 2 is indeed awesome.Just few weeks of its introduction yet thousands of orders in our store....You can get yours too.im loving it.
kenakaren, 30 Mar 2011U mean u just watch vids on youtube..... lol. There's plenty of other sites that needed flash ... moreDo you still use the internet? Sorry you cant watch porn but other than that there is not much flash content left
"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.
"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.
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
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2011that sounds pretty impressive. I imagine the performance would not be the same if it was olde... morei 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
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.
me, 05 Apr 2011i went from uk to south africa had two 3hr flights and one 12hr flight and some waiting time i... morethat 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.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2011Have you ever been on a flight across the pacific ocean? A replaceable battery is a huge asse... morei 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??