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Sunday, March 13, 2011

iPad 2 First Impressions

I've had my iPad 2 since Friday and i've had a chance to play with it. Here are some first impressions:

-It's unbelievably smooth and fast.
-The new gyroscope is pretty cool. When playing Jenga, you spin around to go around the tower of blocks.
-The cameras are pretty awful, but work fine for what they are intended to do.
-Watching Netflix and Xfinity on it is awesome. Netflix needs to beef up their streaming library though.
-There are reports that there are light leakage issues around the edges and corners. I notice it a little in mine, but it's not terrible. I might try exchanging it for a new one, but I haven't lost any sleep over it.
-The lack of Adobe Flash doesn't bother me one bit. I have not run into any problems surfing the internet, plus there are apps that convert flash to HTML5 that can be downloaded in the App Store.

All in all, I think buying the iPad 2 was a great decision. I love it. It's simple to use but is extremely useful in so many little ways. I think it's going to be a huge windfall for Apple. I just went with the wifi only 16gb version because I don't need to use it for holding tons of music and videos. I primarily use it for apps, streaming music from my itunes or pandora, watching movies on Netflix, and playing games. Words with friends is my favorite. If you wanna play, hit me up. Username is Flenjamin.

Disclosure: I may or may not own any of the securities mentioned and am not an investment advisor. Please do your own due diligence before investing in any securities mentioned.


Anonymous said...

AAPL store NYC Upper West.

Friday: decent sized line for late afternoon opening. About 100 or so people.
Saturday: small line in morning for opening. No lines afterwards.
Sunday: Just a normal looking day. Modest traffic. Lots of tire kickers.

Don't know if this is indicative of what will be seen nationwide.

Fifth Ave store (tourists) reportedly more crazy on Friday.

I would guess decent but not overwhelming #s for the Ipad 2 debut.

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