The Apple iPad 2 is even more amazing than the original and even less like anything else. It features two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording, the Apple dual-core A5 chip and the same 10-hour battery life as its predecessor. However, the iPad 2 is 33% thinner and up to 15% per cent lighter than the first iPad so it feels even more comfortable in your hands. It makes surfing the web, checking email, watching films and reading books so natural, you might forget there's incredible technology under your fingers. Two powerful cores in one A5 chip mean the iPad 2 can do twice the work at once, and with up to nine times the graphics performance, gameplay on iPad is even smoother and more realistic. The amazing 10-hour battery life provides enough juice for one flight across the ocean, or one film-watching all-nighter or a week's commute across town. Apple iPad 2 - the device that does it all now does even more.
Apple iPad 2 built-in Apps
FaceTime on iPad 2 lets you drop in on your favourite people and see how they’re doing. And what they’re doing. And who they’re with. You could be anywhere, they could be anywhere. With a tap, your iPad 2 calls someone else’s iPad 2, iPhone 4, new iPod touch or Mac over Wi-Fi.1 And there you are, face-to-face, in the middle of a friend’s party or with your family on the sofa. The big, beautiful iPad display is a great place for a face, because you can really see it. Not a smile or laugh goes unnoticed, especially when iPad goes round the room and everyone waves hello. If you’ve ever missed something big and eventful, anything small yet significant or someone’s smile, FaceTime helps you miss everything a little less.
When the mood strikes, turn the camera on yourself, make some faces and start shooting snapshot-style. Choose from arty, wacky and weird effects. Twist up your face, see yourself doubled or look like you stepped into a comic book. Photo Booth is great for parties or just for kicks. And the fun keeps coming as you keep snapping.
You check your email many times a day, and iPad actually makes it fun. Scroll through messages with your finger. See all your mail from every account at once. Type with the onscreen keyboard that helps you write. And view and open attachments directly in the message. There’s no better place for an inbox.
The Internet can be a huge, hard-to-fathom kind of place. Yet iPad makes it easy to explore. Hold the web in your hands like a book or magazine. Use your fingers to move round a website, zoom in on images and text and tap links. Once you see the web on iPad, it’s hard to see it any other way.
Download iBooks from the App Store and you’ll be even more well-read. Every story is gripping on the beautiful iPad display. Flick through page after page of bright text and gorgeous illustrations. When you’re ready for more, shop at the iBookstore. And wherever you go, pull out your iPad, and get pulled back in.
There’s an HD film or TV programme playing on a plane, train, tube or sofa near you. It’s your own little big screen — 9.7 inches of high-resolution everything. Hold it in your hands or use the iPad Smart Cover as a stand. And whatever you watch is a two-thumbs-up tour de force.
iOS 4 - the world's most advanced operating system
Elegant and intuitive interface.
You know how to use iPad from the first time you pick it up. That’s because the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface in iOS was designed for your finger. And the simple, beautiful Home screen is the easiest place to start. From built-in apps to over 65,000 iPad apps and games available from the App Store. From making a FaceTime call to editing a video with iMovie. Everything you touch is easy, intuitive and fun.
With just a few taps in FaceTime, you can see your friends and family while you talk to them. Multi-Touch and the big 9.7-inch display make video calling fun and easy.
Run your favourite third-party apps and switch between them easily with the intuitive multitasking interface.
Apps can fill your iPad pretty quickly. Folders give you an easy way to keep your apps organised, de-clutter your Home screens and get to your favourite apps with a tap.
The world’s largest collection of mobile apps.
With thousands of apps in practically every category, iOS 4 is the platform for the world’s largest collection of mobile apps. Apple gives third-party developers a rich set of tools and APIs, and they’ve created apps and games that redefine what a mobile device can do. Where do you find these apps? Just browse the App Store on your iPad and download them with a tap.
Hardware and software made for each other.
Because Apple makes both the iPad hardware and the operating system, everything works together seamlessly and intelligently. This makes it possible for built-in apps and apps from the App Store to take advantage of the iPad hardware. So Multi-Touch, the accelerometer, the three-axis gyro, accelerated graphics and the powerful processor are always in play when you’re surfing the web, watching films, gaming and going from app to app to app.
- Multi-Touch technology.
You already know how to use iPad, because you use the most natural pointing device there is: your finger. Nobody does Multi-Touch better than Apple.
- Up to 10 hours of battery life.
The A5 chip is incredibly power efficient, which means the iPad battery — and all the web surfing, email checking, film watching and more — lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge.
- Instant On.
With Instant On, iPad springs to life the second you touch the Home button. And when you open the iPad Smart Cover, iPad wakes up automatically. That’s Instant On with a colourful twist.
It’s safe and highly secure.
iOS 4 is highly secure from the moment you turn on your iPad. All apps run in a safe environment, so a website or app can’t access data from other apps. iOS 4 supports encrypted network communication to protect your sensitive information. Optional parental controls let you manage iTunes purchases, Internet browsing and access to explicit material. To guard your privacy, apps requesting location information are required to get your permission first. You can set a passcode lock to prevent unauthorised access to your device and configure iPad to delete all your data after too many unsuccessful passcode attempts. And in case your iPad is lost or stolen, Find My iPad allows you to locate it on a map and remotely delete all your data. If you get it back, you can restore everything from your last backup.
It’s ready for work.
Heading to Tokyo on business? Find an app that helps teach you the language or one that just helps translate. iPad and iOS 4 are made to be used around the world. The user interface is localised in over 30 languages. So you can send, or read, email in other languages and easily switch between them. Because the keyboard is software based, you can select from over 50 different layouts with support for language-specific features including diacritic marks on characters, handwritten input for Chinese and contextual character options for Japanese. In addition, the built-in dictionaries support over 50 languages and dialects, VoiceOver reads screens in more than 30 languages and Voice Control understands 24 languages.
Accessibility built in.
iOS 4 comes as standard with a wide range of accessibility features that help people with disabilities experience everything iPad has to offer. For example, the built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology allows those who are blind or have low vision to hear a description of the item they’re touching on the screen. iOS also offers out-of-the-box support for over 30 wireless Braille displays and many other award-winning accessibility features, such as dynamic screen magnification, playback of closed-captioned video, mono audio, white on black text and more.
Free iOS Updates
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Your iPad gets better with every iOS update, which is free for all iPad owners. Just connect your iPad to your Mac or PC, open iTunes, and follow the instructions to download the update.