- 03-28-2011, 04:08 PM #27iMore Newbie
- 11 Posts
I am completely and utterly delighted with this amazing bit of kit!
I loved my iPad 1 and didn't think the iPad 2 would be much better..
HOW WRONG was I.. Straight away before I'd even turned it on I knew it was better! Just the feel of it how thin and light... Then when I finally turned it on the speed as it goes between web pages and apps!
I can't praise the iPad 2 enough!! It's pure and utter class... In one word awesome :-)
- 03-30-2011, 01:28 PM #28iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
Def can't complain got my iPad 2 white 16gb for 400$. Thank god I waited cause I almost got a first gen iPad and this guy was selling his iPad 2 16gb cause it had a small hairline crack on it I had ton jump on it because every where was selling out I called every radio shack in my area and. No one had it checked the websites for release dates. I am def not disappointed in the iPad might just replace my laptop
- 03-30-2011, 04:42 PM #29
- 09-01-2011, 09:37 AM #30iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
I got a Honeycomb Acer Iconia A500 about 4 months ago; I was debating of whether to get a honeycomb tablet or an Ipad 2 unfortunately I made the wrong decision and got the Honeycomb Iconia tablet but I find myself playing with the Ipad 2 demo units at the stores all the time...so deep down inside of me I really wanted an Ipad 2. Yesterday I took the plunge and got myself an Ipad 2; I have not been able to put it down, the interface is cleaner it's a lot smoother than honeycomb and the most important factor is all the amazing apps that I have been able to install and play with. Honeycomb is a good OS however the lack of apps gets really annoying after a while. I am very happy with my Ipad 2
- 09-02-2011, 05:24 AM #31iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
I have just received my iPad 2 and i'm loving it!!
I can't believe how good the FaceTime feature is and love talking to my family and friends on it.
My Dad always reads the news on it and my brother loves making movies on the 720p camera.
I was lucky enough to get mine for free when I purchased a mobile phone contract at CompareYourMobile.com
- 09-03-2011, 06:50 AM #32
- 09-09-2011, 09:57 AM #33
What can I say? The Apple Ipad2 is on very impressive piece of modern technology and a wonderful addition to my tech\geek lifestyle.
Pros: Ease of Use and just about everything else!
Ease of use: Having the iPhone 4, navigating the OS is pretty much a seamless transition. Options are easy to manipulate, icons are self explanatory, and it's easy to see how the iPad has won the tablet war, hands down!
Overview: After mulling over countless iPad 2 vs HD/Pro release speculation threads, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a 32GB 3G Black IPad2 with a Military spec Survivor case today. Loving everything about this thing and honestly anyone on the fence like I was should just go for it. You'll have zero regrets after she syncs up, trust me!
This is my first IPad so comparisons can't be made to the Gen 1 model, but overall I'm extremely impressed with the overall design and functionality. Having an iPhone 4 makes navigating it pretty much a seamless transition.
Gripes: Well, the price is a little high, but as they always say...you get what you pay for. Other than that I don't really have any complaints. I'm in love with this silly little device. It's an amazing achievement in technology!
Ipad 2 HD/Pro/3.0 Holdouts: Honestly I debated long and hard about buying the Ipad2 so far into its cycle, but honestly all those concerns faded away the moment I synched her up and started using her.
I can see how better cameras and a higher resolution screen would be welcomed improvements, but honestly it's well worth the purchase. There will ALWAYS be something new and updated rendering current technology obsolete. That's just the nature of the beast.
So enjoy the thing for what it is and happy Ipad hunting!
- 09-12-2011, 09:09 AM #34
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- 09-16-2011, 02:05 PM #37
I have had my iPad 2 for almost a month now, and am very happy with my purchase. The one thing I am a bit unhappy about is multitasking, I hope that in a future os update that it can be simpler to switch between apps instead of hitting the home button. (usually have to copy/paste things from safari to mail quite often etc. So a gesture would be awesome instead of find information, hit home, tap other app, input info or read from that app, hit home again, tap first app...)
Overall I am very, very pleased! It works wonderfully taking notes in class, and the battery life blows my old pc away. Not to mention it is much lighter than lugging around my notebook. I'm disappointed in the lack of textbooks available on the device, but that's still in the future I suppose!
- 09-16-2011, 04:34 PM #38
I have had my iPad 2 for a little over 1 month and a half. I am really excited about my purchase. The kids are loving it a little more than me but that is good. I haven't had any issues with it, battery life is really good on it even when my kids are watching videos.
Really happy with it. If you can get one, do so!
- 09-20-2011, 06:13 PM #39
I'm an Android fan (don't hurt me) who received an iPad 2 as a birthday gift this past June. After spending a few months with my new toy here are my impressions.
-I love the iPad 2's design. It looks great, feels nice in your hands, and is just a well designed product.
-I have to admit that wail I still love Android I'm becoming more and more of an iOS fan by the day, largely because of the sheer number of great apps available. There are some really cool iPad apps out there, and it's been great discovering them.
-The iPad 2 takes some really nice looking 720p video.
-If I have one major complaint about iPad 2 it's that my iPad seems to have some issues with wifi. Every once in a while it will disconnect from my home wifi network for no apparent reason and I have to reenter my network password a bunch of times or restart my router to get it to reconnect. My 4th gen iPod touch has the same problem, actually. I took my first iPod to the Apple Store to get it replaced and my new iPod has the same issue, so I doubt that replacing my iPad will solve the issue. It's not an everyday occurrence, but considering that I have a wifi only iPad it's a big problem when it does happen.
-Video recording is great, but still photos are another matter. I really with Apple would have given the iPad 2 a better camera.
- 09-20-2011, 08:06 PM #40
First I was one of those iPad "haters" - what do you need a giant iPod for? I already had one of those. Then Verizon finally got the iPhone, and I fell in love just a little bit more.
While shopping for e-readers, I picked up an iPad for the first time to show my 6 year old. "Mommy, I can't find the games!" "It's a giant iPod, Ryan, you can figure it out." (By this point he had inherited my iPod Touch when I got my iPhone).
Then I was one of those "fencers" - I debated for a month, and through 2 e-readers on Best Buy's 14 day return policy, on whether my iPhone would be sufficient with an e-reader, or to just bite the bullet and go for it. I finally just did it (white 16gb wifi), and this thing blows my mind.
Besides my son having an absolute ball playing his favorite games on it, and my just loving the huge Words with Friends screen, the ways I've been able to use it at work are just amazing. I was a horrible note-taker - I had things scattered across multiple notebooks. I'm paperless now, and I love it. I can find any note I've taken in seconds.
I tether it to my phone and on the bus ride into work, I can catch up on emails from work, Words with Friends, surf for new apps to download when I get home, etc.
There's a ton of other uses for it. We recently started our son on a chore/reward chart. On the iPad. There really is an app for everything!
I don't think I can really convey how useless I thought this "giant iPod" was, and how I laughed at everyone I saw with one, thinking what a waste of their money it was. I saw a woman on the bus one morning start up her iPhone tethering and connect her iPad to it, and laugh at how ridiculous she looked, with her giant iPod. Now that's me. :o
I honestly don't know how I made it so long without one. It's easily one of the best electronic purchases I've made, if not the best. I still use my laptop regularly - Quicken, Flash, and let's face it, typing on a keyboard is a lot easier. (That, and I just bought my laptop a few months ago, and I still love it)
I know it's been said a million times, but I'll echo it - if you're on the fence, do it. You won't regret it!
- 09-21-2011, 08:47 AM #41
- 09-24-2011, 03:28 AM #42
I've had this thing for a few months now and am quite impressed. It has it's limitations, it's not a real computer, but the longer I use it, the more I admire the apple design philosophy. All the parameters of battery life, types and operation of the programs fall into place nicely.
While on a long flight I watched 2 movies of my choice with amazing definition. It streams audio and video very well and with this case I have, the zoo-gue case set up at a 35 degree angle,I can type well and quickly.
I like it slot. The way I see it, Apple will own the tablet business for several more years,eventually the other OS devices will catch up, but Apple will be on to something else.
- 09-25-2011, 04:35 PM #43iPhone Nanite
- 6 Posts
I had been looking for a tablet to keep in the truck with my while at work. I needed something to take hand written notes on because my old method involved writing them on one of 7 spiral bound notebooks or envelopes or any handy scrap of paper. Customers and vendors would get annoyed when I would invariably lose the note and whatever action was required wouldn't happen. This wasn't great customer service.
So I looked online and found the HTC Flyer. A 7" tablet that was designed for pen input though oddly it didn't come with a pen and the pen was $80.00 extra. I went to the retailer and decided to buy it but looked at all the other models to be sure I was getting my money's worth. My wife pointed out the ipad at the end of the display so I went to look at it too. I've never owned an Apple product and really didn't have any interest in an ipad. I thought of the ipad as an entertainment device only. I didn't think a stylus would work with it. After holding it and operating it for a while though I realized that I had to go home and do some research on the Apple. I had only looked at Android (prior to going on this expedition I had purchased an HP Touchpad. You all know how that worked out). Well dog-gone. The Apple would do everything I wanted and a lot more so I went back and bought it along with a stylus.
I downloaded Evernote and Noteshelf which I use for my handwritten notes. I also bought Daily Notes for taking typewritten notes at work and around my hobby farm. Downloaded Toodledo for tasks, Calengoo that I like for all my Google calendars, Box.net for accessing my 50 gig complimentary account from HP - I wonder how long that will last. A big app for me is Logmein. I can easily access my work computer from my truck or anywhere else and operate Peachtree Accounting and MSAccess. That one still amazes me with how well it works. I can post customer payments even via credit card from wherever I am. Cool!
So now that I have tasted the koolaide, I am ready for more. I am shopping for camping gear as I think this is required for when I go to buy my iphone 5. My next computer will likely have to be an imac. Where will it end?
- 09-25-2011, 07:11 PM #44