Reviewers Say Apple iPad 2 Makes the Xoom Look Fat

The Apple iPad
2 isn’t incredibly different from its predecessor, according to a number of
March 10 reviews, arriving a day before the device itself. But the changes Apple
has made, they suggest, are enough to ensure that Apple will remain the flush winner
in a game it created and has now upped the ante in.

"On
paper, Apple didn’t do much. It just made the iPad one-third thinner, 15
percent lighter and twice as fast. There are no new features except two cameras
and a gyroscope," David Pogue wrote in The New York Times. "And then you
start playing with it."

Just that much
improvement, he continued, "transforms the experience."

Tech writer
John Gruber, on his blog Daring Fireball, described the iPad 2 as an
impressive "refinement."

"The fact
is, Apple got it right with the iPad 1 in almost every way, and the iPad 2
reflects that," Gruber wrote. "If you didn’t like the original iPad,
you’re not going to like the iPad 2. If you liked the original iPad, you’re
going to like the iPad 2 even better."

The cameras on
the front and back are welcome additions, but given that Apple designed them
for video and not still photography, their resolution is wanting.

For more, read the eWEEK article: Apple iPad 2 Makes Moto Xoom Look Overweight: Journal, Times.

CIO Insight Staff
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