1. Keymaster654's Avatar
    As the title says, I'm new to Apple........last Apple I had was an Apple IIsi. I'm planning on getting an iPad 2 (and ditching my BB Tour eventually for an iPhone 4S) and I was wondering what (if anything) does iOS 5 bring to the iPad 2 that it couldn't do before? Sorry if this has been hashed and rehashed I just couldn't really find any clear cut explanation for the iPad specifically.

    Thanks in Advance.
    10-05-2011 12:43 AM
  2. END's Avatar
    Never newb questions.

    Well, the differences as I know them are-

    iPad First ------ iPad2 Second

    CPU - 1GHz Apple A4 vs 1GHz dual-core Apple A5
    GPU - PowerVR SGX435 vs 543MP2
    Rear Camera - None vs Yes
    Front Camera - None vs Yes
    Gyroscope - None vs Yes
    Thickness - 13mm vs 9mm
    Weight Heavier vs Lighter

    Hope that helps a bit.
    10-05-2011 02:03 AM
  3. AnimalCrackers's Avatar
    i think the question was in regards to iOS 5 not iPad vs ipad2. i haven't read everything on iOS 5 and haven't gotten to use it iCloud is one main differance twitter integration is another i think but they say iOS 5 has over 200 improvments
    10-06-2011 03:22 PM
  4. Keymaster654's Avatar
    I got that the iPad 2 is better than one......but its the "fiddley bits" like that as far as I can tell there is no Siri for the iPad2.....is there other differences? Is there any interface changes or the iPad or is it the outlying stuff and internal changes. Like I also haven't seen any thing on battery life other than "it should be better". Trust me when I'm saying that I am getting an iPad 2 and shortlyt thereafter hopefully an iPhone 4S....I'm just curious about some small things as it pertains to the iPad 2
    10-06-2011 03:44 PM
  5. applefanboi's Avatar
    Basically, just go to the iOS 5 website and read up on it! There are over 200 features being added top few are Newsstand, Notification Center, and reminders.

    AirPlay is supposed to be getting an overhaul as well, allowing you to mirror your iPad's screen through your apple tv, and that's one thing I am looking forward to when playing games on my iPad with friends!
    10-06-2011 04:02 PM
  6. Keymaster654's Avatar
    Which iOS 5 site? I tried the Apple one but frankly it doesn't say much beyond generalities. And being a newb I wouldn't even be able to say what's new or old or good or bad. I'm taking the stance that most things are good right now. But is that valid?
    10-06-2011 04:49 PM
  7. wHoKares's Avatar
    Basically iOS5 brings the same innovations it does on the iPhone 4. Some key iPad2 only features would be being able to separate the keyboard for easier typing and tabbed browsing. Finally changing the new page button to tabs like a computer browser. Other than that practically all the changes are included on the iphone 4 for a complete list you can visit : Apple - iPhone 4S - Read all about the amazing iOS.
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    10-06-2011 05:44 PM
  8. zackawee27's Avatar
    Brings tabbed browsing unfortunetly no siri
    10-06-2011 06:59 PM
  9. AlexW52's Avatar
    This is great info...I'm kind of in the same boat as Keymaster...Thanks!
    10-07-2011 11:26 PM
  10. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    Don't forget multi-touch gestures. My absolute favorite feature is that I barely have to use the home button, if ever. Five finger pinch to close out an app gracefully, four finger swipe to switch between apps, and many other great iOS 5 features. iCloud is great for reminders and pushing everything to all your devices.

    I couldn't be more happy with iOS 5, each device has its own great features. As mentioned, split keyboard is killer when you're on the run and you can't set up your smart cover to type with home keys.
    Last edited by diamonddialogue; 10-08-2011 at 09:37 AM.
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    10-08-2011 09:33 AM
  11. blwatson's Avatar
    Honestly, the feature that I am most looking forward to is the ability to have the split keyboard in portrait. I think it will be a wonderful way to type efficiently
    10-09-2011 02:28 PM
  12. pipemilo's Avatar
    I dont know much about the subject, but go here :
    Apple - iPhone 4S - Read all about the amazing iOS.

    it could help you
    10-09-2011 02:46 PM
  13. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    There are a ton of features, but if you want an iPad, you should get an iPad. Different features work better for different people, so find what's best for you, as they say.
    10-09-2011 06:19 PM
  14. Keymaster654's Avatar
    Thank you all very much......are they going to have a manual for all the gestures and such for iOS5? I really do appreciate all your responses, looks like I'll be getting two iPads and then the iPhone 4S when I upgrade! Thanks again to all.
    10-10-2011 11:18 AM
  15. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Tabbed browsing is my most looked forward to feature, finally catching up with other modern browsers.
    10-10-2011 08:34 PM
  16. Nicodm's Avatar
    Tabbed Browsing, Multi Touch Gestures, Split Keyboard & Air Play are the main iPad features of iOS 5 then you have the universal features such as Notification Centre and Reminders and iCloud etc.
    10-11-2011 07:44 AM
  17. smmullen's Avatar
    The change I'm looking forward to most is the swipe down notification area. If I understand it correctly, you'll be able to see your last few emails and calendar items, plus get the weather .. all in one place and without having to launch an app. It's something that iOS has been missing. IF that was the only change, I'd pretty happy.
    10-11-2011 12:13 PM
  18. Calebswag7's Avatar
    As the title says, I'm new to Apple........last Apple I had was an Apple IIsi. I'm planning on getting an iPad 2 (and ditching my BB Tour eventually for an iPhone 4S) and I was wondering what (if anything) does iOS 5 bring to the iPad 2 that it couldn't do before? Sorry if this has been hashed and rehashed I just couldn't really find any clear cut explanation for the iPad specifically.

    Thanks in Advance.
    To give you a list of the main things, not only iPad specific thing, is:
    notification center
    Wireless syncing
    Newsstand
    Twitter integration
    Gestures like 5 finger close or app switching
    Assistive touch( hard to describe, check it out on YouTube)
    Tabbed browsing
    Apple tv mirroring specifically for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s
    Pcfree
    Photo album creation on the device
    New calendar creation
    Uninterrupting notifications
    Camera shortcuts on the lock screen
    Photo editing in the app
    Photo snap with volume up
    Split thumb keyboard for iPad
    And so many other things I just can't think of at the moment, but definitely upgrade because it's going to bring so many things. Like the people above said over 200 new features.


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    10-11-2011 01:31 PM
  19. Calebswag7's Avatar
    And also I think Siri will be brought to the iPad 2. It runs the exact same hardware the iPhone 4s does so there's no limitations. They'll probably bring a software update for it on the 2 after Siri has come out from it's beta test phase. After Christmas.


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    10-11-2011 01:35 PM
  20. Deu2e's Avatar
    Those gestures will be awesome! Sometimes I'd rather not touch the home button, lol.
    10-11-2011 11:31 PM
  21. boomhower1820's Avatar
    It's the 12th, where's our update?
    10-12-2011 07:54 AM
  22. smmullen's Avatar
    It's the 12th, where's our update?
    Patience young jedi ... patience. Keep in mind that the update is coming from Cupertino, which is on west coast time. You made your post at 4:54am on the west coast. I read somewhere to start looking for it at 10am west coast time.
    10-12-2011 11:40 AM
  23. epb's Avatar
    As the title says, I'm new to Apple........last Apple I had was an Apple IIsi. I'm planning on getting an iPad 2 (and ditching my BB Tour eventually for an iPhone 4S) and I was wondering what (if anything) does iOS 5 bring to the iPad 2 that it couldn't do before? Sorry if this has been hashed and rehashed I just couldn't really find any clear cut explanation for the iPad specifically.
    I'm surprised no one mentioned it, but as the genie in Alladin says after the lamp is rubbed "Free! I'm finally free!!" With iOS 5, you no longer have to have a home computer to run an iPad. It can be set-up independently, and future updates can be done solo rather than tethering to a pc or Mac.

    A friend of mine has dithered, moaned and groused about this requirement since his PC is so old it has all the processing power of an Etch-a-Sketch, meaning it couldn't run iTunes (I think he's still running Windows 98). He'll come up with some other reason now, though.
    10-13-2011 09:47 PM
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