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Apple iPad (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) A5 1GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet Gold Editor's Choice
A5 1GHz iOS 16GB Mar 2013
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
Thin. Light. Fully Loaded.Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. 10-hour battery life.1 Over 200 new software features in iOS 5. And iCloud. All in a remarkably... More
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3 Reasons For

Apple Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

On average Apple A5 processor tablets have excellent ratings as do all tablets manufactured by Apple.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly large display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad (2nd gen). The display diagonals of tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) range from 7" to 11".

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Very Long Browsing Time

When compared to other A5 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the browsing time of, the iPad (2nd gen)'s browsing time of 10 hours is one of the longest. The average browsing time of A5 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago is 9.4h.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen) are also not 4G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen), the iPad (2nd gen) is not 3G.

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Only 960 X 720 Pixels Main Camera Resolution

The biggest main camera resolution of the iPad (2nd gen) is 960 x 720 pixels. That's 25% less main camera resolution than the most common main camera resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 960 x 720 pixels main camera resolution is actually the worst main camera resolution amongst all tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

The best main camera resolution amongst comparable types of tablet is 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago. The worst internal memory type of all tablets of this spec and age is DDR3Lm-SDRAM and the best is LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The iPad (2nd gen) supports a 2.1 bluetooth version which is newer than most tablet computers of a comparable age and type to it. Most tablets that are a comparable age to it support a 4 bluetooth version. Across all similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years the worst Bluetooth version is 2 and the best is 4.1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad (2nd gen)

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Apple tablet was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1 gigahertz, the iPad (2nd gen) has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

If you are looking for a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Two Processor Coress

The iPad (2nd gen) is a two processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 16 A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Second Camera Resolution
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Main Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Document Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Browsing Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Compatible Operating Systems
SIM Card Support
DVI Port
Depth (imperial)
Width (imperial)

2 Awards Gold Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

11 April 2013

Overall, the Dash Folio is a solid?if not flashy?protective case. The many viewing and typing angles make it functional, too. However, I think it's better suited for an iPad 2 than for subsequent...

16 June 2012

The flood of sleeves, cases and accessories for the new iPad continues unabated, and we recently received two new products from X-Doria. The Dash Folio Leather (US$49.99) and Sleeve Stand ($29.99)... Read more…

10 May 2012

While everyone's needs are different, our ideal iPad case is as follows: thin, light, protective, and usable. That's the killer combination, and of course a nice design is important too. This... Read more…

3 April 2012

The folio-style cases all have the same unique X-shaped rubber iPad/iPad 2-accommodating frame inside, consequently leaving the top, right side, and bottom of your tablet largely exposed. They... Read more…

16 March 2012

Apple's third generation iPad has reached our labs, but before we give you the full review, here's a quick look at one of the key features of the new iPad - the increased screen resolution of 2048... Read more…

Beautiful Design
Great Operating System in IO 5
5 Processor is still fast
App Store is larger than any other for tablets
Dated Screen
Cameras are poor and let the tablet down
New Model Released
Micro SIM
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User Reviews

Reviewed 28 November 2012 by Sharen
(Verified Purchase)

I bought an Apple ipad 2 wifi/bluetooth tablet 64GB 9.7 inch ips rear camera and front camera from TTsims for £422 on the 25th June 2012 that stated was NEW. Within Five months the ipad screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2014 by A gallagher
(Verified Purchase)

I only got an I pad because everybody else has one, maybe i am a dinosour but I like my laptop better with its nice proper keypad, Item was promised by Thursday 20th but arrived on 18th, fantastic... Read more…

Never had seen blacks like this - better than a movie theater
Colors pop and are deeply saturated, even across wide images
3D great with glasses that don't darken the picture
Curve screen eliminates side-wall windows' light reflections (not from the back wall, though
Easy to use smart TV features, including search of your networked computers for images and music
HDMI ARC is fussy connecting to Onkyo receivers
Reviewed 27 December 2013 by C.C. James
(Verified Purchase)

What's not been said? These really are great, smooth, quick, intuitive. Just a great device to have for a range of uses. Aside from the apps and browsing , I use it often with Bluetooth speakers... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2013 by Joy
(Verified Purchase)

I am absolutely delighted with my iPad which does what I want and more. It is so easy to check my emails without having to boot up the computer...

Quality build, its simply the best portable device on the planet, it can do anything and has apps from all the best media and productivity you can imagine. Camera is decent, microphone and chat abilit
NONE you kidding me
Reviewed 3 February 2013 by F. Mears
(Verified Purchase)

So good I'll be buying another one (because this one was in an accident and the repair guy repaired it so that it doesn't work) DO NOT GIVE A CRACKED IPAD TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR PLACE--TAKE IT... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mc979, apple mc979b, apple mc979l, apple mc979ba, apple mc979ll, apple mc769ba, apple mc979lla, apple mc979llar, apple mc979llarb
Barcodes 00754292148802, 00885909471829, 00885909471980, 00885909530786, 00885909530861