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Product works great. Looks new but I am a little leary that the warranty has run out. I hope there is no problems with this one like I had with the white one I purchased the same time. It quit working for no apparent reason and was not fixable. Luckily it's warranty was still good. So I am keeping my fingers crossed!
I bought this product because of price and my desire to have something smaller to use for business meetings. The IPAD II is simply the best tool to keep track of work and home projects. Whether you like to watch items on EBAY and swoop in to win an auction or to collect important client concepts and actions to follow up from meetings, this tablet will do the job. My back appreciates the lightness and my wallet reaped the savings as a reward.
The only dislike about the product was deciding which apps to buy and unfortunately getting a few duds. But over time and by reading reviews I have overcome this obstacle.
This product is similar enough to a laptop to complete your office or school work with great style. I prefer tablets to smartphone any day because it is easier to see and use if you need reading glasses and your fingers are clumsy like mine.
Very good product overall but too bad no support for Flash driver unlike Samsung Galaxy.I would have not bought it if I had known that it does not support it.
The ipad2 was purchased for my parents. I am trying to get them connected to the digital age. They are very old fashion but are learning to enjoy the new found information highway that the Internet can provide.. As stated they are older and the lighter smaller size of the Ipad is ideal for them. I have purchase 4 Ipad2 one for myself and the remaining for the rest of my family for either holiday or birthday gifts. Everyone seem to enjoy having this devise available at their finger tips. I prefer the IPAD to other tablets merely do to App applications available.
Overall, the iPad 2 has good quality, it is lighter in weight compare to the first generation. However, the camera resolution is not as good.
I needed a portable internet solution for my online business. Verizon's 1GB/month plan for tablets was my solution. If I needed more, their 3GB/month plan is the cheapest for its bracket as well, also for tablets.
As an Apple fanboy of course the iPad 2 was my primary interest, though I didn't jump right into it; I researched first. Afterwards, I felt that is was my best solution.
When I received it I was elated. The glass is extremely smooth, yet doesn't hurt your fingers after using it for a long time. The picture is sharp, and surprisingly the auto-brightness feature that fails on the iPhone works splendidly on the iPad 2. The weight is perfect, and with the case I have it feels like a notebook. Very comfortable to cary around, and could fit in some larger pockets.
I have an iPhone 4, so I was able to import a lot of settings. However, contacts don't import for some reason. Most apps had free upgrades for the iPad, which was great since I just spent >$700 on the hardware and warranty. The upgraded apps are beautiful, most of them in full HD display.
Our Verizon cell phone service in our area is worthless. When we moved here we had Verizon and could not get reception in our house or at work. (We switched to ATT as soon as we moved here to get the iPhone 3 since we had no reception with Verizon.) After researching the 3G coverage by Verizon, I was skeptical, but I tried it. I am not disappointed. I get a good 3 bars of 3G service at work where we couldn't get Verizon cell phone reception. At home when our electricity went out I still got 4 bars of 3G coverage. Our ATT 3G and Edge coverage on the iPhone 4 (and formerly 3) drops on the way to the closest city. With Verizon, I maintain at least 2 bars of 3G coverage the entire trip, and the speed is probably about 2.5Mbps.
Data usage isn't a problem. I have the 1GB plan, and if I were to use a full GB in a month I would have to be online doing what I do for approximately 2.5-3.5 hours a day in 3G coverage. Considering I'm mostly at home using WiFi, that would be difficult to use up. Of course there will be road trips that I'll be online 12 hours a day, but those will be rare. When that happens I can always upgrade to the 3GB/month plan if I need to and drop back down the next month with no penalty. It's Pay as you Go, so no contracts more than a month long.
While I absolutely love the iPad 2 and wouldn't trade it, it does have some flaws. The primary one is that it doesn't have a native case. The Smart Cover is near-worthless for protection, and the ability to stand it up using the Smart Cover is iffy. You can get good quality third-party cases, but they don't fit like a glove. They're still good, but not perfect. One great thing about the iPad 2 in this case, however, is that the Smart Cover only turns the display on and off using a simple magnet, so it's easy to turn any case into a Smart Cover with just a little magnetic tape.
Some apps from the iPhone can't be upgraded for free, and those iPad apps tend to be expensive, up to $13.99 for some complex games. The browsers aren't completely smart. It takes some maneuvering to open a page in a new tab/window. There is still no flash support. That is Apple's greatest weakness.
After use for a while, the on-screen keyboard tends to lag a little, like half a second, which is annoying. The outward facing camera is not comfortable to use, and there is no flash. The rotation-lock switch is the same as the mute, so you can't have both.
My husband bought me my iPad for Christmas. He wanted to purchase a laptop for me, but I talked him into the iPad instead. And I am so glad he agreed. The price wasn't much different, but the uses are so much greated with the iPad - it does not even compare. It has been fun to use and the grandchildren, triplets age 13, LOVE it.
Now we can travel and not worry about mailing out bills. We just do it all on line. Can be gone for a month - no worry. Can be gone longer - no problem. Isn't this exciting? Did I ever imagine 48 years ago that I could go away and not have to count on anyone to take care of my stuff? Condo and iPad. Life is good! Yes it is.
Wonderful product. Can't have enough fun on it. Product built to last. UI experience is excellent and very responsive. I like the thinner design.For travel its a perfect companion.
Apple has pulled out a very successful product. But One thing is its usability. I spend most of the time on my Laptop so Ipad usability is very less. Downside of it is not having flash. Well I should say its the biggest drawback. Hopefully they will allow flash in the future. Another thing is multi-tasking, as apple promised it is not true multi-tasking.
Love this product and will keep loving it.
I own everything Apple has avalible except for this product. I did my research saw that Apple wasnt the only one that had a tablet availble so i looked at all of them and loved the iPad. Its nice with the light weight and the big screen. The dual cameras is a nice feature and its nice to load things on with using the iTunes. I bought it mostly for movies and reading when I travel. But its nice to use for other appications like business too. Its a great product and dont think i will have any problems enjoying it!
It is great to check email, FB, or entertain the kids. For those who actually know how to type, an external keyboard is a must!!! DO NOT EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO CREATE ANYTHING ON IT!!!! Strictly for viewing information. Easier to use than iPhone (larger buttons ), but less portable. I know I am going against the 'hip crowd', but I could live with or without it. Video and Photos are okay if viewing online, but do not expect to be able to print or enlarge anything.
I found it easy to use and I also enjoy the pictures withhe cameras and use it to retrieve my emails and it works wonderfully.I use face time to contact friends located a distance from me and it is great!I plan on taking it on my next cruise and shoot pictures on the ship to email.It is lightweight with a great lasting battery!!