Wednesday, August 3, 2011

iPad 2 versus the old iPad

Well, I've only had the iPad 2 for only a couple days but I can already see the difference from my old iPad.

The graphics are are more sharp and clear on the iPad 2. Even the smallest simple games look a ton better which makes the graphical ones look a ton better.

The iPad 2 is lighter than the first. It's also smaller in size as well. I had a thick case last time but I think I'm going to get smaller stuff as I like the smaller size. That way it won't way as much in my hand. The back side isn't as curved either. It's more straight now which I like better.

I played around with a few games, especially the ones that were lagging out on the iPad bad. They ran smooth as a button on the iPad 2. So the increase in processor speed has helped out the device immensely.

From my previous post, I was talking about Facetime which that is only possible because of the front and back camera on the iPad 2. I might not always use it but the option of the camera is a good feature to have. I need to find some apps to play with it some. Like the star constellation app so I can find the constellations at night easily by looking on the screen and it shows you where it should be at during that time of the day. I'll be waiting for a clear night to go outside and check that out.

I would definitely recommend the iPad 2 over the iPad. Which is should be better anyway. If you don't have one at all. You should be able to find an iPad cheap online somewhere now. It would be worth having, even for a toy to play with.

Facetime on the IOS

Since I don't have a case yet, I'm leaving my iPad 2 at the house. By the time I got home yesterday, my wife had connected the iPad 2 and her iPod Touch together with Facetime. The kids were running all over the house, looking at each other, talking, flipping the cameras around on both the devices. Talk about having some fun. That was hard to beat.

My wife left for the gym and took the iPod and called us from the gym on it. It worked great and it was pretty smooth until she started flipping it around really quick. At that point the screen was jumping a little.

So Facetime is going to be great when I go TDY and can just call back to see and say hey to my family.

Monday, August 1, 2011

I Officially Own an iPad 2 Now

So just over a week ago, I picked up cleaning rag to rub off the smudges off my screen. Low and behold I could feel and hear something digging into the screen. I stopped to look and saw what I just did to my iPad.



Come to find out, a nail large nail file had hung in the rang and I never felt or saw it. You can slide your nail across it and feel how deep in it went. No I did not have a screen protector on it. The case I had has kept it from everything but it can't stop someone deliberately scratching on it. I'm not sure if it would have stopped it or not. Not going to test to find out.

Knowing that it's there, it was bugging the stew out of me and I couldn't stop talking about it all week. I finally remembered my wife bought the protection plan on it at Best Buy.

So today I went into Best Buy to send it off to get the screen repaired and be without it for a couple weeks. Well, Best Buy can't replace the screens anymore. So they had no choice but to give me a iPad 2 in place of what I brought in as that's the upgradable item. I have to buy a new protection plan but I got upgraded.

First time ever that I've actually used a protection plan and had this happen.

So my day ended up being fairly good.
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