iPad 2 - What's your opinion?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Neeliosis, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Neeliosis macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2010
    New York, NY
    IMO, it's basically identical to the current one. Last year, I bought one in a hurry. This year, I'd think twice. They put 2 cameras in it, and new processor, and a new design. Overall, I think I might pass on this one.

    What do you think?
  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    Pre ordering one today. No doubt.

    2x CPU
    9x GPU

    It is a win win.
  3. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y



    Sick of not being able to do real things on my portable. Sick of struggling to hit the correct link. Sick of the lack of true multitasking. Sick of stupid "App" environment.

    Seriously though, no compelling upgrades yet. Sure, Photo booth would be fun to play with. So would Garageband, for when I was bored. iMovie might be fun to play with, but I doubt it. Will the iPad be able to edit 1080 24P footage from my 5DII? Doubt it. My iMac can barely do that. So what DO you edit? Footage you shot with your iPad?????

    Nothing in this upgrade that moves the iPad from "Toy" category into "Tool."

    Pumped on new MBP! :p
  4. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    I use my iPad mainly for browsing the internet, email and reading news apps so I really have no need for the new features.

    I'll pass.
  5. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    I don't need it, but I will preorder a white one :)
  6. Mitch2742 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Gonna be my first one.

    Don't know if I should order white or black.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Nothing surprising for the most part. Everyone was expecting a faster CPU, the faster GPU is a plus. The cat was already out of the bag regarding the thinness and weight so no surprises there.

    An incremental update that continues to keep the iPad platform viable and popular.

    I'm not sure why they needed a media event for this, there's really not too much to report. Unless you want to show off some of the newer apps which they're doing.
  8. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    THIS WINS. More need to think along these lines.
  9. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    I don't get people. What is it that you're looking for?

    I mean you have a Dual Core processor...2X faster CPU, 9x faster graphics, 2 cameras, 33% thinner, lighter, HDMI out...what exactly more do you want?
  10. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    My opinion? They did a really good job of making "incremental upgrade" sound like "must-have product replacement".

    I'm getting the iPad 2 because its everything I wanted, but if someone had an original iPad I wouldn't blame them for being unimpressed.
  11. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    The only thing that disappointed me is that it sports the same aluminum body. That means easily scratched. Another thing is that their official case does not protect the back anymore. I don't like any of the third-party cases.

    Easily scratched back -> no back protection from the official case -> lower resale value because of that

    Where is carbon fiber, polycarbonate, liquid metal???? :confused:
  12. xelaetaks macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2011
    im stoked they are adding garageband. i think im going to get a 64 gb, wifi/white iPad 2. the dual processor sounds like a good upgrade
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I like it. My wife wanted to get me an iPad for Christmas and I told her not to. We will probably buy one of these.
  14. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y


    What on earth is with the "cover"?

    Looks incredibly un-apple. Looks like they actually put function over form, and it is NOT pretty :confused:
  15. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Meh. Last year the ipad was incredible and revolutionary. This year there is strong competition chomping at the bit. I'm either going to keep my ipad1 or sell it and get an android tablet. I WILL revisit the ipad3 because it seems every OTHER generation apple puts out something amazing, but this ain't it. The OS is still the largest disappointment.
  16. jsbaugh macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    What are all the complainers looking for in the new ipad that it doesnt have? You were never going to get a higher res screen right now, so what else is there to complain about? To me Apple has done everything they needed to for an upgrade. They are unable to mass produce a screen with double the resolution so I was not expecting that.
  17. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    At the end of the day - it's still just a big iPhone to me, I am planning on waiting until the bridge between OS X Lion & iOS is built a little better. I have an iPhone 4, and a MacBook - I just don't see why if I'm carrying my backpack - how an iPad is more convenient/useful than a MacBook right now.

    I wonder how much RAM this guy has too. Prob 512MB

    Plus I mean.. iMovie 9 is terrible on a real computer, and garageband is a gimmick on the iPad too.

    I guess I'm just really not sure what I personally would use it for. I can't type efficiently, I can't draw/paint nicely (graphic design major), it is pretty cool though - but a little $$ for a toy - one day, it will be beastly. Just not today
  18. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    No retina = no sale. The thing is a snooze-fest. Call me when iPad has a retina display, otherwise I'll stick with my 11" MacBook Air.

    Seriously, the pixels on that thing are huge. It is straight up unacceptable.
  19. Mitch2742 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Garage Band looks really sweet on the iPad. Wish I knew how to make music.
  20. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Holy F'en crap they are still talking about garage band on the live event. I'll have to assume there are no other announcements then and this is what we are getting.
  21. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    You knew this would be the reaction around here. People are unreasonable and don't understand all aspects of business. Sad,but true. I am actually pleasantly surprised. I was expecting less horsepower
  22. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    You do realize the iPad has the same PPI :rolleyes:

    People around here are "unacceptable"
  23. Mitch2742 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Probably going to order black. Not a huge fan of the white, surprisingly--plus I don't want any stains on it haha.
  24. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    Agreed. I got suckered in and bought one to replace my broken MB. Worked well for about 6 months. I as able to rationalize its limitations by thinking "Oh, look how neat it is to let potential clients go through slideshows with it" (Photographer).

    Sure, that is fun, but not at what I give up: Ability to do true PP on the road, ability to use apps of my choice rather than force fed apple approved apps (VLC, Audacity, etc...), ability to actually work on a computer rather than play on an iPad. Hell, in retrospect I would have rather bought the new hard drive and bought the new battery and charger for my 2006 Macbook than have sold it off and bought the iPad.

    Dont get me wrong, it sure is slick for browsing the internet (provided you are ok with missing out on half the content), and Scrabble is pretty fun. It has potential, but right now it really is a big iPodTouch. I am yet to hear a compelling reason why it is more, other than size/power.

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