5 Reasons to Buy iPad 2


Many, including yours truly, purchased the first generation iPad.  Having done so, you may be wondering why spend the money to purchase iPad 2?  Here are 5 great reasons why one should purchase iPad 2, and in doing so, once iPad 2 hits your hands, making you glad you did so.

Not one, but two, cameras:

A complaint levied by many when the first iPad came out was the lack of a camera.  For those looking to engage in video conferencing or who desire to capture pictures and video when using a tablet the iPad was unable to aid users.  Apple’s announcement of iPad 2 brought two cameras to the iPad, making video conferencing, FaceTime calls, picture and video capturing a reality.


The original iPad was fast, but it’s speed seems snail-like compared to iPad 2.  With the A5 chip, iPad makes watching video, playing games, and accomplishing any task lightning quick.  Don’t believe the hype?  Head to an Apple Store or ask a friend who has iPad 2 to let you take it for a spin and discover the speed you’re missing if you don’t have iPad 2.

Weight Loss:

The original iPad was thin and light.  iPad 2 makes the first iPad seem like a hulking, bloated, beast.  The “heaviest” iPad 2, the WiFi+3G model weighs 1.34 lbs. (607g) and is .34 in. (8.8 mm) thick.  iPad 2 represents a 33% decrease in size over its predecessor, which weighed 1.6 lbs. (730g) and was .5 in. (13 mm) thick.  The size difference is noticeable when held in one’s hands.  iPad 2 simply feels smaller and is more conducive to holding for long periods of time.

Smart Covers:

If size, or lack of it, matters to you, Smart Covers go hand in hand with iPad 2‘s smaller size.  iPad 2 with a Smart Cover doesn’t add bulk to its thin, light design. Moreover, lifting the Smart Cover wakes your iPad instantly and closing it puts your iPad to sleep.  The Smart Cover may be the most tremendous addition to the iPad announced by Apple on March 2.

65,000 apps:

There’s not much to say here.  Android’s Honeycomb tablet OS has less than 20 apps designed for it.  Owners of iPad 2 have access to 65,000.


If you’re still on the fence about upgrading your iPad, or purchasing one at all, iPad 2’s features make it a no-brainer if you’ve got the means to shun your first iPad, or pull the trigger on your first tablet device purchase.

Have you purchased iPad 2?  If so, what features enticed you most?  If you’ve yet to purchase iPad 2, will you?  Why/why not?