So, overnight apple announced their new iteration of the iPad 2. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know it’s thinner, faster and finally comes complete with those cameras (both front and rear) that everyone thought should have been on the last model.
Being an iPad owner myself, I have to say I’m secretly pleased with the improvements made, as none of them excite me enough to want to trade my old model in. Yes you can shoot and edit video, yes you will be able to video skype (eventually), yes the games and apps will run faster and yes there is GarageBand pre-installed (so now you have another place to not use it on). But are these enough improvements to warrant an upgrade? I’m not so sure.
I’m not let down, the iPad is still a great piece of kit that comes in useful in my everyday life. Hell, I’m even writing this article now on it. The first model was a revolution in portable computing, the iPad 2? I would say more of an evolution.
For people that didn’t buy one first time around, this is going to be the model they were waiting for For people in the market for a new laptop, this could now be a viable option. For the rest of us, I think we’ll just wait for this time next year and see what apple can pull out of the bag (retina display and IOS 5 anyone?).