I was hoping it would be more of an evolutionary leap. The newer processor, weight and size are all noticeably improved, but the cameras are pretty underwhelming, and I was hopeful that the beautiful retina display and an associated increase in resolution would have made it in. It's a nice, safe sequel, but certainly not a game changer.
Hopefully they are saving the game changing for the iPhone 5...
So for those who upgraded to the iPad 2, is it worth the extra $100 or should I just pick up the original. Also I never thought I'd like Apple products until I bought my iPhone. Now I'll probably never buy anything but Apple for computers and phones. I'm hooked!
Added an iPad2 for our business and got to use it today quite a bit. Really helped us show clients the various packages, book sessions and show some sample images. We even pulled up a video from our website to show.
Can plug it in to a HD projector and show the video on that from the iPad. We can use the iPad to control our laptop...download images from our SD or CompactFlash card to the iPad. Very handy.
The camera is nice but to me both versions are nearly identical.
Apples biggest problem is they've gotten the rep to take leaps and bounds with each product. And when they release a product that is ho hum compared to prev ver they get dinged for it.
iPad Apps: 65,000
Xoom: Just over a 100 apps
Yes, Xoom will get more in time but that's a HUGE gap to make up. The other big thing is that Android is having some security issues because of the openness of their android store. They need to have a better process of filtering apps. Apple takes heat for that but I have no worries when I download something for my ipad. With my Droid phone, and I love the Android OS, I have to be very careful on what I'm downloading.
I have been hands on with a Xoom and I have an iPad. The xoom has a ways to go. Great hardware but the Honeycomb OS isn't nearly as good as the iOS right now.
I also have an iPhone4 that I got for Christmas but I've never had any other type of smart-phone to compare it with, except the iPhone 3G which I also got for Christmas a few years back. But to me I can't be unhappy with it, even if there are better smart-phones on the market I'm still not going to complain. You don't always have to have the best and coolest product to be a happy person... If anything, I just want to get rid of AT&T!
As for the iPad and iPad2, I've only just messed around with them at different stores but unless you have extra money laying around to spend, may as well see them for what they are... overly-hyped, under-performing, and overly priced hybrid machines and that most people already have all the features it offers on their phones and computers. I don't even understand why there is a market for it...
Malware: Android Apps Threaten Mobile Security
Ok, so if people think the iOS is better they are automatically fanboys. I can see you are not bias at all. :swoon: You will hate Apple products regardless of how good they are. Period. I shouldn't even respond to you because I know you get off on your hatred for Steve Jobs.
Am I FOS on the difference in development? No. That's the biggest difference. 65,000 to 100 or so.
Read the article above, that's the security issue. Do you even have an android device? I do and I love it, but it has it's problems. You probably have a windows phone because your hero Bill Gates told you it's the most awesome phone ever.