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The iPad is the first tablet from Apple and dominated the market until it was replaced by the iPad 2. Like the iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad runs the iOS operating system with support for thousands of apps.

Description

Thinner, faster, more powerful, and packing dual cameras and a dual-core A5 chip, the iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's popular tablet. After the announcement of the new iPad, the price of the iPad 2 was dropped down to $399 for a 16GB model.

Thinner, faster, more powerful, and packing dual cameras and a dual-core A5 chip, the iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's popular tablet. After the launch of the 3rd generation iPad the price was dropped to $529.

Successor to the popular iPad 2 and furthering Apple's push towards post-PC computing, the "new iPad" features a Retina display at the same 9.7-inch size as its predecessor but with doubled pixel density. The rear camera shares the optics system of the iPhone 4S for better photo quality. Optional 4G LTE is another addition, with theoretical download speeds of up to 72Mbps.

Successor to the popular iPad 2 and furthering Apple's push towards post-PC computing, the "new iPad" features a Retina display at the same 9.7-inch size as its predecessor but with doubled pixel density. The rear camera shares the optics system of the iPhone 4S for better photo quality. 4G LTE is another addition, with theoretical download speeds of up to 72Mbps.

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Apr. 30, 2010
  • Price at launch: $629.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 11, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 11, 2011
  • Price at launch: $629.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 16, 2012
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 16, 2012
  • Price at launch: $629.00
  • FCC ID: BCGE2328A

Also Known As...

  • Height: 9.56 inches
  • Width: 7.47 inches
  • Thickness: 0.53 inches
  • Weight: 1.61 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 1.35 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black, Silver / White
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black, Silver / White
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 1.46 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black, Silver / White
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 132
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 132
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 135
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1536 px
  • Resolution (Y): 2048 px
  • PPI: 264
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1536 px
  • Resolution (Y): 2048 px
  • PPI: 264
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Media streaming: AirPlay

Software

  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 5.1
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 5.1
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A4
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 1

Processor

  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5X
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU family: A5X
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX535

GPU

  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • RAM size: 256 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • 3G: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • WWAN data standards: EDGE, HSUPA, HSDPA, GPRS
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T
  • 3G: Yes
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies: 1900, 850
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • WWAN data standards: UMTS, EV-DO Rev. A, EDGE, HSUPA, HSDPA, GPRS
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T
  • Other carriers: Telus, Bell, Rogers
  • 3G: Yes
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies: 1900, 850
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies: 700
  • WWAN data standards: UMTS, LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+, HSDPA
  • Max. WWAN downlink speed: 72 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 0.7 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 0.7 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
Ambient Light, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 42.5 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 42.5 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 9 hr

Benchmarks

  • The Verge Battery Test: 8 hours 52 minutes
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