Comparison - Apple iPad vs Apple iPad 2

Are you looking for the differences between Apple iPad and iPad2? Read this article to know about the major differences between Apple iPad and later version of iPad2. You will be able to distinguish Apple's tablet PC iPads.

Apple is the most valuable and premium brand of consumer electronics, across the world. Apple Inc, which was formerly known as Apple Computer Inc, was established in the year 1976 and headquartered in California. Apple has various products including music player iPod, smartphone iPhone, tablet computer iPad, laptop and computers Mac. Apple has its own operating system for Mac computers and Macbook laptops, iOS for iPhones, iTunes media browser etc.

The iPad was launched on 27 January, 2010. It got very good response from the consumers, across the globe. Later, it launched the next generation iPad, which called as iPad2. Here, we will compare and find out the main differences between iPad and iPad2.

1. Dimension:

The dimensions of iPad are different, as compared to next generation iPad 2. In case of the iPad, the height is 9.56 inches, width is 7.46 inches, depth is 0.5 inches and weight is around 680 grams. Whereas, iPad 2 has 9.5 inches height, width is 7.31 inches, depth is 0.34 inches and weight is around 601 grams. So, iPad 2 is slimmer than earlier version of iPad.

2. Operating system:

The operating system of iPad is, iOS 4.2.1 version, where iPad 2 has advanced and upgraded version of iOS that is, iOS 4.3. So, we can conclude that, iPad 2 has the latest operating system than iPad.

3. Processor:

The iPad 2 is having a more powerful processor than iPad with 1 GHz dual-core A5 processor. This will also give high-definition graphics for better resolution, while playing games and other activity. Thus, iPad 2 is almost 9 to 10 times faster than normal iPad.

4. Storage capacity and colour:

The iPad 2 comes with various storage capacities including 16GB, 32GB, 64GB etc. The iPad is having only one colour variety, that is black. Whereas, iPad 2 comes in black and white colour.

5. RAM:

The RAM has also been upgraded in iPad 2. The iPad 2 has more powerful 512 MB RAM than the earlier version of iPad.

6. Camera:

The camera quality has also upgraded in iPad 2 version. iPad 2 has two cameras, one is a front-facing camera and the other is rear facing. The front camera is a VGA camera with 30fps, which is used to capture own photos and images. The rear camera is also 30fps, but it is an HD, which helps to capture HD video recording.

7. Cover:

In the early version of iPad, the users faced the problem with the cover, as it gets scratched very easily. The Apple company had to face this issue. That is why, they tried to convince the customers with some anti scratch covers in iPad 2.

8. Communication Medium:

The communication features like Bluetooth and WiFi are kept unchanged in iPad 2. And, both the iPad and iPad 2 have the same features. But, iPad 2 comes with EDGE and quad band like GSM, HSDPA, UMTS, HSUPA. This is an advanced feature of iPad 2.

9. Video Tagging facility:

The iPad 2 comes with video tagging feature, where one can tag friends on any video and can tag in photos via Wi-Fi, with the help of the Facetime features.

10. Gyroscope:

The Gyroscope is a feature, related to sensitivity and it has implemented in iPad 2. It helps to play games. Like earlier iPad, iPad 2 has also the same sensor of ambient light and an accelerometer. But also, iPad 2 has 3 axis features of gyroscope, which has added some new extend of sensitivity.

These are some differences between Apple iPad and iPad 2. Well, later iPad 2 also came with upgraded versions like third generation, fourth generation iPad 2 etc.

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