Friday, March 4, 2011

Thinking of obtaining an iPad?

With over 15 million units sold in the last year, its safe to say the iPad is not just a flash in the pan. Essentially the tablet from Apple is a bigger version of the iPod. You can listen to music, play games, download apps, browse the internet, read email and read eBooks too. All this is done via wireless connection, or through the 3G network, depending on the model you get. With many other manufacturers coming out with their answer to the iPad, Apple is doing what it can to ensure their product stays relevant.

Earlier this week Apple announced the iPad 2. The size remains the same, but the central processing unit (CPU) is twice as fast, and the graphics capabilites are up to 9x faster as well. The iPad also comes with two cameras, one on the front and one on the back. All this without reducing the screen size, but the device is thinner than it's predecessor. The iPad 2 is available for sale in Canada on March 25.

Only a few days after the iPad 2 was announced, rumors began swirling that the iPad 3 will be available for the Christmas rush. There hasn't been much speculation as to what the iPad 3 will have that the iPad 2 didn't get. It looks like the iPad 2 is just a stop gap measure to ensure it stays relevant while other manufactures come out with their own tablets. So if you must have the latest features and are patient, then maybe wait a few months to find out more of the iPad 3. Otherwise, if you just want something to read your eBooks and browse the internet, then the iPad 2 will likely suffice.

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