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    News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    The return of the iPad is more of a tweak than a quantum leap, but that could be enough.
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    actually slightly more interested than I was yesterday as it's dual-core....but then not as it's made by Apple!
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Seems great. Hope the analysis shows it to be so, otherwise we'll be using cheaper knock-offs for some time.

    Well done Apple.
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    if they've made it thinner then hopefully it will be lighter, the big failing of slate tablets has always and to me still is the weight for actually using them like a slate.

    But the main issue is the price point, there is only one application for which I think the iPad is stand out and that is as a digital map, but most high end GA craft now have those fancy garmin glass cockpits.

    The thing is the price point is just too high for me personally.
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Meh.


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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Bit thinner, bit lighter bit faster and cameras - i.e. not much IMO.

    The bigger news for me is that they've slashed £100 off the "old" ipads.

    Entry level is now £329 at the apple store:

    http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/hom...mco=OTY2ODA0NQ
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Did you hear that? It was... it was like the entire world Hipster community shuddering in exstasy. Spooky.
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Revolutionary? No.

    Good enough to keep Apple ahead of the competition for another year or so? Probably. By far the most important statistic from that presentation was the 65,000 apps available for iPad compared to 100 for Honeycomb.

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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Aren't those 65,000 iphone apps that just happen to run on ipad ?

    So they should have included all android apps....
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    I heard murmour that the Ipad 3 would be out for Xmas. Seeing what this brings to the table, I don't see why that is not likely, at all!

    Anyone else spooked by the way that iPad is an anagram of Paid.....
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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattus View Post
    Revolutionary? No.

    Good enough to keep Apple ahead of the competition for another year or so? Probably. By far the most important statistic from that presentation was the 65,000 apps available for iPad compared to 100 for Honeycomb.
    65000 ways to front end the internet. hmmmm apple

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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    To me this product looked like a much better business orientated product and one that I could see my CEO or CFO using: Asus Eee Pad Transformer

    Having played with the ipad it just seems to be a bit of a gimic with no real world function other than surfing the web. The other issue I had with it was size and weight, it's neither big enough to be really easy to read nor small enough to be really mobile, the iphone on the other hand seems to be the right size for a portable pocket device.

    A lot of people are trying to shoe horn ways of using the ipad into the business environment but I just don't see a pure tablet being really useful in most situations. Also cost to the consumer of these devices is also still a little high, sub £300 and I'd say they'd be alot more interesting.

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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    I will wait for the iPad 5 so I can get the current technology.

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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Its an advance in hardware spec on the old iPad and thats about it, nothing exciting about it that I can see. iOS upgrade as well doesnt look all to interesting either.

    Mind you it is early days in the life of the tablets, so the real fight is yet to begin.

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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Myocardial View Post
    Also cost to the consumer of these devices is also still a little high, sub £300 and I'd say they'd be alot more interesting.
    There isn't a device with such a price tag i.e. tablet device.

    Apple priced iPad at £429 in the first place and no one could even come close to it. Surely it must be a reason for that?

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    Re: News - Apple launches the iPad 2 tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Aren't those 65,000 iphone apps that just happen to run on ipad ?
    Nope. 65,000 apps designed for iPad. (Over 300,000 for iPhone.)

    Quote Originally Posted by mark22 View Post
    65000 ways to front end the internet. hmmmm apple
    I'm not sure I see your point. Yes, lots of those apps are clients for some sort of internet service. What else would they be? That's mostly what people want on a tablet or a smartphone - simplified access to online services.

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