Apple released the iPad 2 at a special media event. Not much has changed from the previous model but as always it is a much better product.
There is nothing revolutionary about the iPad 2. It is fast and slimmer. It is available in black and white (from the beginning). It carriers the same battery life (10 hours), storage space (16GB, 32GB, 64GB) and price (starting at $499) as the iPad 1 and comes in either WiFi only or WiFi plus 3G. It has a front (VGA) and back (HD 720) facing camera which is the biggest plus for me.
Some thing that Apple has done which is pretty cool but I’m not sure how popular they will be, is they have created this great covers that magnetically cover the front of the iPad 2 and keep it clean.
They also come in a range of different colours
The other thing Apple released was iMove and Garageband for the iPad. These apps look really amazing and i look forward to playing with them. Both are priced at $4.99
I think the question most people will ask is “should I buy the iPad 2 if I already has the iPad 1? As always my advice… it depends. I was looking forward to the iPad 2 because of FaceTime which is now available which means I am going to be getting one when I have some money.
iStores in South Africa have started selling iPads with WiFi Hotspot devices that can be used on the cellular network of your choice.
The Huawei E5 device is a similair size as a 3G dongle that you would normally use but doesn’t use any cables to connect. It connects to your selected mobile carrier and then creates a wireless network that can be used by 5 different devices to connect to the internet.
The device can be purchased from any iStore in South Africa for R1499.
Here are the option with an iPad
16GB iPad – R5599
32GB iPad – R6599
64GB iPad – R7599
This is an awesome idea however there are some limitations to this device. It you are considering this option I suggest you go with the MiFi device or wait until Apple release the next software update for all iOS devices that will enable you to create a hotspot from your iPhone or iPad.
on 2011-02-22 13:04 by Apple News
The prices display above are actually the exact same as buying a 3G version of the iPad, which with the next software update will allow you to do what this device is offering. I suggest you don’t buy one and wait for the software update.
3G contracts are not included in this price and will add extra fees.