Apple iPad 2 Review: Can You Notice the Changes?

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Is It Worth Upgrading From The Original iPad?

Only you can decide whether it’s really worth upgrading your iPad if you already own one. You’re not going to notice any major changes, and many of them can be seen simply by upgrading your old iPad to the newest operating system.

That said, if you love technology then you’ll definitely want to upgrade for the faster performance, and some of the newest features such as the two cameras, improved gameplay thanks to the new gyroscope, and new apps such as iMovie for putting together your own videos and home movies. In fact the camera alone could be worth it if you’ve been waiting for it ever since the first iPad was released. You’ll also want to consider the fact that you can recoup some of the costs by selling your old iPad if it’s in good condition.

Pros And Cons Of The iPad 2

There’s a major pro to owning the iPad 2 – it’s cool and it’s fun! At first thought, this might not sound like much of a reason for shelling out on a new gadget. But if you’ve ever played with a friend’s iPad then you’ll know what I’m talking about. All of your reservations go out of the window once you get your hands on it and start playing with all of the apps.

In all seriousness, the iPad 2 has found a huge, unexpected market. On the one hand it’s an extremely capable productivity device, used by business people all over the world to keep up with emails, check appointments and work on documents. On the other it’s just the right size for watching movies, playing games, and keeping up to date with various websites.

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Media Speculation Points To iPad 3 Release This Fall

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Given that the iPad 2 is yet to be released, any talk of an iPad 3 will seem irrelevant and futile to most people. But a number of media reports making their rounds online suggest that the iPad 3 may be released much sooner than most people expect with a prominent technology commentator expecting a fall 2011 release. The reason behind the abrupt release of the iPad 3 seems to be the competition. While the iPad remains the undisputed leader of the tablet space, a number of new tablets like the Android 3 based Motorola Xoom and HP’s WebOS based TouchPad are to be released soon. → Read More

Apple’s iPad Loses Market Share to Android in Q4

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Market research firm Strategy Analytics reports that Android based tablets gave gained market share in the fourth quarter at the expense of Apple’s iPad. According to a statement released by Strategy Analytics, tablets running on Android accounted 22% of the tablet PC market in the quarter ending 31st December as compared to only 2.3% in the earlier quarter; an astounding ten-fold increase in market share. Apple’s iPad has borne the brunt of this unexpected rise in Android’s fortunes with market share slipping to 75% in Q4 as compared to 95% in the last quarter. → Read More

Post Steve Jobs – Will Apple’s Innovative Streak Continue ?

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For investment bankers and lay people alike, Steven P. Jobs has been the face of Apple Inc. – the company he co-founded in 1976. In the last decade, Apple has come up with a number of iconic and extremely successful products like the Macintosh, iMac, iBook, iPod and the recently launched iPhone. Apple’s ability to recognize and act on consumer trends coupled with some pretty ingenious innovation has seen it emerge as the world’s most valuable technology company surpassing software behemoth Microsoft early last year. Jobs’ latest medical leave announced this Monday has forced analysts to question whether Apple will retain its market leadership once Jobs is gone. Throughout his longstanding career at Apple, Steve Jobs has been intricately involved with all aspects of product design and development. According to Michael A. Cusumano, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, “Steve Jobs has this extraordinary ability to see into the future and instinctively see what people want, he’s done that consistently, in a way no one else has.” → Read More