Apple iPad2

Its here..

Finally Apple Inc. launched the second version of iPad the most sold tablet PC. Yesterday (2nd March ’11) at Apple Spring Event CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad2. Basically I will say that Its just the old iPad with some new features and updates.

Now coming towards the iPad2 the look is same that means its the same old iPad with some new interesting features.

The features of iPad2 are:

  • It is 33% thinner than old iPad 8.8mm and 15% lighter than old iPad.
  • Its 0.5mm thinner than iPhone
  • It has LED backlit display touch screen of size 9.7 inches which allows multi-touch.
  • It Has 2 cameras one is front facing VGA camera and other is back side of which resolution is not provided.
  • It supports HDMI TV cable output.
  • It has the powerful A5 dual core processor chip which helps in easy and fast Multitasking.
  • 2X faster CPU and 9X faster Graphics.
  • The new operating system iOS4 (Freely updated to World’s most advanced OS 4.3) is loaded in it.
  • There are almost 65000 apps in iStore.
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life.
  • It has Wi-Fi and 3G so that you can connect to the web.
  • Airplay to stream your photos videos and movies wirelessly on TV.
  • There are some interesting apps installed in iPad2 some are photo booth, iGarage etc.
  • it has new magnet case (magnet grasp) we can use it as stand and cover too.
  • it comes in 2 colors black and white.
  • Another feature is this can be charged via HDMI cable.

Some pics of iPad2 taken from engadget

And it will be launched in 26 countries (from Europe and America) on 11 March. For Indians you have to wait for it for 3 to 4 months. Now about pricing its the same old price just like the look it comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The pricing starts with $499.

[Images are taken from the site of engadget.com]

You can refer another post on iPad 2 from www.technanimous.com

iPod nano

Apple…! nowadays this name is on everybody’s mouth.. and why not they earned the status by the quality of electronic devices they are providing to people…

By the way we are talking about yet another product by Apple Inc. “Apple iPod Nano”. This is the personal music player. If anybody needs the tiny and small music player then this is the nice choice.

Now coming towards the specifications it has a 240*240 pixel Capacitive Touch screen LCD display. The sound quality is not at that quality as that of the older iPods by Apple Inc. Another good feature of iPod Nano is that it supports the FM radio. It also has the built in pedometer. There are 3 buttons on the top of the body of the iPod one is for power on/off and other are volume control keys.

The main thing is that though the sound quality is not that good as compared to older versions of the iPod the quality of sound is better than other music players in this segment. The user interface is easy, fast and simple to use.

It comes in 2 categories 8GB and 16GB and weight is around 21gm. the value of 16GB is around Rs. 12,700.

You can view the iPod on http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/

 

Apple iPad

Apple iPad is the buzz of the new world.

This is the nice electronic device with the glossy finish and comes under the category of the Tablet PC. thought the early news from the Apple Inc was that they are trying to build the device which is used to play music, videos, can have web access and play games work as a ebook reader etc. iPad was released in the early first quarter of the economic year 2010-11.iPad was released in some selected countries till now(India not included in those 9 countries). Apple boasts that it sold more than 3 million such devices till now.

Now coming toward its build it has almost 9.7inch touch screen with the main feature of Apple ie multitouch. It works on the same Operating System that is used in iPhone but the little older verison(iOS 3.2.2) is used in it .(Expected to be supplied with iOS 4.2 early next year). It has lithium-ion rechargeable non removable battery which has stand by time of about 1 month. It has 1Ghz processor.The iPad’s touchscreen display is a 25 cm (9.7 in) liquid crystal display with fingerprint-resistant and scratch-resistant glass. It can be connected to web through wi-fi network or 3G network. It has the internal storage capacity of 16GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. All data is stored on the flash drive and there is no option to expand storage

iPad was released in 2 types:

1) with wi-fi

2)with wi-fi + 3G

Now coming towards the features of the iPad

1) Safari:The best thing is that it has already installed safari web browser in it to browse the web.iPad is the best way to experience the web. View whole pages in portrait or landscape mode.

2)Mail: There’s nothing like the Mail app on iPad. With a split-screen view and expansive onscreen keyboard, it lets you see and touch your email in ways you never could before.

3)Photos: A vivid LED-backlit IPS display makes viewing photos on iPad extraordinary. Open albums with a tap. Flip through your pictures one by one. Or play a slideshow and share your photos.

4)Video: The 9.7-inch high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching HD movies, TV shows, podcasts, music videos, and more.With the YouTube app designed specifically for iPad, videos are even easier to find. And on the amazing iPad display, they’re more fun to watch.

5)Music: iPad comes with built in iTunes installed in it which enables us to play songs on it.

6)App Store: Anything which we need for our iPad is easily available in App Store. Its the official store of Apple where more than 2 Lakhs of applications are available to download some are free and some are paid.

7)iBooks: Reading is a joy on iPad. Text looks crisp and bright. Pages turn with a flick. And you can buy new books from the iBookstore. Just download the free iBooks app to get started.

Maps, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, and Spotlight Search are some other features of the iPad.

After going through the features of the iPad there are some deficiencies in it which can be cured / upgraded to fulfill the requirements of the PC. There are some drawbacks in the iPad.

1)No Flash Support.

2) NO USB port.

3)No SD card slot.

4)No Multitasking

5)No HD output.

6)No Camera.

7) Accessories (such as keyboard, SD dongle) are sold with extra cost.

Even though the iPad is a Beautiful Device to use. It has thousands of applications which give it an edge over new platforms.As iPad has larger screen we can have larger on screen keyboards now. So in all its not a bad idea to buy one for you. Its a great experience working on an iPad. So wait until it is officially launched in India or have jailbroken one… 🙂