iPad 2 is out!!!

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Chai, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Some of the key changes including front and back camera, thinner, lighter, A5 dual core 1GHz CPU.

    There's no resolution bump for the screen...
  2. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    ipad 1 had 1GHz ? but not dual core ?
  3. mikegas

    mikegas Newbie

    I want ... when coming to Msia?
  4. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Yup, single core A4.

    When did iPad officially arrive in Msia last year? I guess it won't be that far off the date, unfortunately.
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Malaysia is not in the list of the first 25 countries to get it.

    IMHO, the changes are minimal if you already have the original iPad. Not worth upgrading to iPad 2.

    But if you didn't buy the first iPad, you have a choice. If you have the budget, go for iPad 2. If you are low on cash, then go for the original iPad. Apple is selling it at a huge discount!
  6. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    they can`t do much drastic improvement on it or new features. what could they do beside better chips n ram.
  7. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    It's Steve Jobs yo, if they give you the best in line features, who will buy iPad 3?

    Probably iPad 3 will come with the resolution bump, then iPad 4 will come with processor bump and then when it's no longer saleable, Steve will come out with iTablet and perhaps iDesk :p
  8. frozenfire

    frozenfire Newbie

    we could always take it in from singapore :D . Like how they did with Ipad on the early days.
  9. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Well, to be honest, I expected at least a bump in system memory from the ridiculously small 256 MB to at least 512 MB. Seriously, the cost of that upgrade is minimal. Unfortunately, all signs seem to point to the fact the iPad 2 still has just 256 MB of RAM.

    Functionally, the faster processor will make the iPad slightly smoother, but the original iPad itself is pretty smooth. So it's not really a significant upgrade IMHO... not until they come up with games that will really tax the single-core A4 processor in the original iPad.

    So, I'm definitely skipping this one. In fact, I may take opportunity of the price drop to grab an original iPad for my parents.
  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Well, it's not coming to Singapore anytime soon. Here's the list of countries where the iPad 2 will be available first :

    Czech Republic
    New Zealand
  11. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Well, testers seem to claimed that iPad 2 is significantly faster. But I don't really see the point.
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Sure, it has to be significantly faster if you compare it to the original iPad. But no one complained when they tried the iPad. Neither did I. It was fast enough as long as we do not compare it with the faster iPad 2.

    The question then would be - is the extra speed necessary? I think not, at least not for the moment. So far, the original iPad does not have any problem running any of the games available out there.
  13. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    ok i don`t see singapore:thumb:
  14. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, it won't be available in Singapore, not in the first round.
  15. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    it's Apple yo!

    if samsung can squeeze a ball out of you, Apple can squeeze two. and then they will tell the world your balls means nothing to them.

    best of all, fanboi will take it like a real man.
  16. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    ROTFL!! :haha: :haha:

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