Apple iPad and iPad 2
iPad and iPad 2 Features and Benefits
In the new emerging market of tablet computers, few are as well-known as the Apple iPad. Tablet PCs such as the iPad fill the gap between smartphones and laptop computers. They are designed to be easily portable, and they have become very popular for watching movies, listing to music, reading, playing video games, and browsing the internet. Like the popular iPhone, the iPad is controlled exclusively by a multi-touch display. Even though other tablet PCs have come onto the scene since the introduction of the first generation iPad in 2010. The iPad offers many benefits that have allowed it to remain one of the best selling products on the market.
First off, iPads come with built-in WiFi and they are available with 3G access. Plus the optional 3G service allows users to stay connected to the web as long as they are in an area where 3G service is available. Since the iPad offers both options, it is truly one of the most portable and functional products on the market. The iPad also features its own Apple micro processor that has been specially designed to provide users with a fast experience, and is available with varying amounts of internal Flash memory. Because users can choose from a 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB model, it is easy to get one that perfectly meets ones own unique needs. Since Apple focuses on even the smallest details and strives to create products that are powerful, intuitive, and easy to use, iPads are some of the most user friendly, and stable tablet PCs currently on the market.
Building on the success of the original iPad, the second generation iPad 2 was released in 2011. This next generation model maintains many of the best features of the original iPad, but offers users a more robust experience. The new model is sleeker, smaller and lighter in weight, and it includes the addition of front and rear cameras that can be used with Apple's popular FaceTime video application. The iPad 2 also includes an upgraded micro processor that doubles the processing speed and offers graphics processing that is up to nine times faster. These upgrades have made the iPad 2 one of the most powerful tablet computers currently available, and it comes in at a price that is lower than many other brands.
Like the iPhone and iPod Touch, both first and second generation iPads can be largely customized with software, or apps, that are available in the Apple App Store online. Apple has control over what apps are available at this time, so this means that users can download programs without fear of viruses and malware. Currently there are more than 350,000 apps available and that number is increasing on a daily basis. Thanks to the vast number of applications available, it is easy to find ones that can suit any need from entertainment to business and everything in between.
Apple designs its products to be so easy to use right out of the box, getting the most out of an iPad or iPad 2 is not very difficult and almost a total "no brainer". If you spend a bit of time exploring and adding apps that suit your interests, you will be able to use your iPad or iPad 2 for a vast array of purposes within minutes. Also by adding a few accessories, you can really unlock the device's full potential and allow yourself to get the most use out of it while at the same time protecting your valuable investment. Protective accessories like covers and cases or products like headsets and docks will increase your iPad's ability to entertain and most are very affordable. Because the Apple iPad and iPad 2 offers so many features and they can be easily customized, they are a great choice for anyone who is in the market for a tablet PC.