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Our perspective on the Apple iPad 2 – to buy or not to buy?


Here are a few points to consider from the authors of Mobile Attack, when deciding whether you should buy – or not buy the all new sexy Apple iPad 2. These are our opinions and are not endorsed, merely our personal perspectives on the matter of subject.

Megan Lust

Megan Android

What can I say? I’m a sucker for new flashy things. I love what Apple has done to make the iPad 2 different from and better than the first generation device. The slimmer design, the white option, new front-facing camera, and the new cover concept are all wins in my book. I’m glad Apple added gyro and from all of the demos I’ve seen the speed does look pretty insane, thanks to the dual-core A5 processor.

Will I buy the iPad 2 over the first generation iPad? Probably, yes. Then again, I’m what you call a late-adopter and I’ll probably hold out until Apple is ready to release the iPad 3. Maybe.

Jlyn Bauer

Jlyn Android

The thinner the better! Apple is outdoing itself in the sleek look of the iPad 2. What’s not to love (especially that smart cover!)? The draw to most will be the increase in speed (as if the original iPad wasn’t fast enough) and graphic enhancements. Add to that built in FaceTime and Photobooth, along with the option to download iMovie and Garage Band, and I have a feeling the shelves will be empty come March 11th.

Pricing seems fair and afordable, and many will no doubt feel the same. The hesitancy might be in the fact that most people just bought a brand new iPad last year and will no doubt have a hard time justifying an upgrade to the iPad 2 so soon. Personally, I’d be tempted to wait for iPad 3, which I’m sure will be out in the next year or two!

Reed Sanders

Reed Android

The iPad looks amazing, and of course, it’s designed to be that way as every Apple product is past, present and future. The iPad 2 looked like it had great speed when jumping into and out of applications, and it should with the specs they packed in it, with the new A5 dual-core processor, more RAM, and better graphics processor. I would buy the iPad2 just so I could use GarageBand alone, then throw in iMovie the already great selection of other apps on the AppStore. I’m a music buff, and thus, they had me at GarageBand app for $5.

Here’s my issues with the Apple iPad, they still won’t throw in SD card support. Man, oh man…that just makes me iSad! I don’t know if that’s enough to make me NOT buy one, but I hate that Apple will not allow us to add storage if we need. The price is pretty fair, but the lack of 4G on this device when all carriers should have full 4G/LTE networks running by the end of this summer is another sore spot for me.

The Final Word

All in all, I think I may wait and get the cheaper iPad original for now for $299, then grab the iPad3 when it comes out, likely next year as Jlyn mentioned above. It’s supposed to be killer according to an Apple Staffer too.

If you want a good look at the Apple iPad 2, hit the details from the Keynote here, or the Hands-On video here.

Let us know what you think as well, to buy or not to buy?

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