Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same 10-hour battery life all in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more amazing. And even less like anything else.
Thinner, lighter, and full of great ideas.
Once you pick up the iPad 2, it’ll be hard to put down. That’s the idea behind the all-new design. It’s 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands and it makes surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books so natural, you might forget there’s incredible technology under your fingers.
Dual-core A5 chip. It’s fast, times two.
Two powerful cores in one A5 chip mean the iPad can do twice the work at once. You’ll notice the difference when you’re surfing the web, watching movies, making FaceTime video calls, gaming, and going from app to app to app. Multitasking is smoother, apps load faster, and everything just works better.
Superfast graphics. Go, gamers, go.
With up to nine times the graphics performance, gameplay on iPad is even smoother and more realistic. And faster graphics help apps perform better — especially those with video. You’ll see it when you’re scrolling through your photo library, editing video with iMovie, and viewing animations in Keynote.
Battery life keeps on going. So you can, too.
Even with the new thinner and lighter design, iPad has the same amazing 10-hour battery life.1 That’s enough juice for one flight across the ocean, or one movie-watching all-nighter, or a week’s commute across town. The power-efficient A5 chip and iOS keep battery life from fading away, so you can get carried away.
Two cameras. And a big hello to FaceTime for iPad.
You’ll see two cameras on iPad — one on the front and one on the back. They may be tiny, but they’re a big deal. They’re designed for FaceTime video calling, and they work together so you can talk to your favorite people and see them smile and laugh back at you.3 The front camera puts you and your friend face-to-face. Switch to the back camera during your video call to share where you are, who you’re with, or what’s going on around you. When you’re not using FaceTime, let the back camera roll if you see something movie-worthy. It’s HD, so whatever you shoot is a mini-masterpiece. And you can take wacky snapshots in Photo Booth. It’s the most fun a face can have.
LED-backlit display. The view is amazing.
iPad is one big, beautiful display — 9.7 inches of high-resolution photos, movies, web pages, books, and more. LED backlighting makes everything you see remarkably crisp, vivid, and bright. Even in places with low light, like an airplane. And there’s no wrong way to hold iPad. It’s designed to show off everything in portrait and landscape, so with every turn (even upside down), the display adjusts to fit. Because it uses a display technology called IPS (in-plane switching), it has a wide, 178° viewing angle. Hold it up to someone across the room, or share it with someone sitting next to you, and everyone gets a brilliant view.
Multi-Touch. Everything’s at your fingertips.
Technology is at its best when it feels completely natural, almost like there’s no technology at all. That’s Multi-Touch on iPad. You use your fingers to do everything, so everything you do — surfing the web, typing email, reading books, and swiping through photos — is easier and a lot more fun. How does it work? When your fingers touch the display, it senses them using electrical fields. Then it instantly transforms your taps, swipes, pinches, and flicks into lifelike actions. Just like that.
iPad is the best way to experience the web. View whole pages in portrait or landscape on the large Multi-Touch screen. And let your fingers do the surfing.
There's nothing like the Mail app on iPad. With a unified inbox, split-screen view, and expansive onscreen keyboard, it lets you see and touch your email in ways you never could before.
A vivid LED-backlit IPS display makes viewing photos on iPad extraordinary. Open albums with a tap. Flip through your pictures one by one. Or play a slideshow and share your photos.
The 9.7-inch high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching HD movies, TV shows, podcasts, music videos, and more.
With the YouTube app designed specifically for iPad, videos are even easier to find. And on the amazing iPad display, they're more fun to watch. Especially in HD.
Reach out and touch your songs. View your album art full-size. IPad makes music look as good as it sounds.
Millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and so much more. Browsing and buying are just a tap away.
You’ll find more than 300,000 apps on the App Store, and iPad can run almost all of them. Including everything from games to productivity apps.
See more of the world with iPad. Find locations easier than ever with street view, satellite view, or new terrain view -all using Google services.
With its large display and onscreen keyboard, iPad makes it easy to jot down quick notes and keep important information on hand. You can even email yourself reminders.
Work, home, and everything in between. Your schedules are easy to read and easy to manage on iPad -even all at once.
With Contacts on iPad, you can see much more than just names and numbers. And you can do more with them, too.
With just one press of the Home button, you have access to every app on your iPad.
You can do just about anything on your iPad. With multitasking, you can do even more. Be more productive as you work, have more fun as you play, or do a little of both.
Folders on iPad give you more room for more apps. Organize apps by category for fast access to your favourites.
Now you can go from onscreen to hard copy with the tap of your finger. Air Print lets you print photos, email, web pages, and more straight from your iPad to any Air Print-enabled printer.
Give your digital media some air time. Wirelessly stream music, photos, and video from your iPad to your Apple TV.1 or stream music to your Airplay-enabled speakers and receivers.
Get immersed in social gaming on your iPad. Find friends or use auto-match to play multiplayer games against new opponents. Track achievements and compare high scores.
No matter what you're looking for, Spotlight Search can help you find it.
Universal access is built into iPad. So right out of the box, Apple makes it easy for people with disabilities to enjoy all that iPad has to offer.
Find my iPad
You keep all sorts of valuable data on your iPad. If you happen to misplace it, Find My iPad helps you locate it on a map, remotely set a passcode lock, display a message, and more.
Reading is a joy on iPad. Text looks crisp and bright. Pages turn with a flick. And you can buy new books from the I Bookstore. Just download the free iBook’s app to get started.
Create a presentation with custom graphic styles, elegantly designed themes, stunning animations and effects, and powerful new features designed just for iPad.
Pages has everything you need to put your words into beautiful documents. Including Apple-designed templates and easy-to-use formatting tools.
Numbers includes over 250 easy-to-use functions, an intelligent keyboard, flexible tables, and eye-catching charts. So you can create compelling spreadsheets in just a few taps.
What's in the Box?
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi (2nd generation)
USB charger and plug
1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed; high-performance; low-power system-on-a-chip
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024x768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Power and Battery
Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi1 watching video or listening to music
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Input and Output
30-pin dock connector port
3.5-mm stereo headphone mini-jack
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through with Apple Digital AV Adapter (sold separately)
Ambient light sensor
Camera, Photos and Video
Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
Still camera with 5x digital zoom
Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio
VGA-quality still camera
Tap to control exposure for video or stills
Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
TV and Video
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (cables sold separately)
Video out support at 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable
576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Language support for English (US), English (UK), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan and Vietnamese
Keyboard support for English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), German, Traditional Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Wubihua), Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Wubihua), Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (Romaji, Ten Key), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Flemish, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Catalan, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Macedonian and Cherokee
Dictionary support (enables predictive text and auto-correct) for English (US), English (UK), French, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (Romaji), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Flemish, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malaysian, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Vietnamese and Cherokee
Support for playback of closed-captioned content
VoiceOver screen reader
Full-screen zoom magnification
White on black display
Size and weight
Height: 241.2 mm (9.50 inches)
Width: 185.7 mm (7.31 inches)
Depth: 8.8 mm (0.34 inches)
Weight: 601 g (1.33 pounds)2
Apple ID (required for some features)
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 10.7 or later (free download from www.apple.com/uk/itunes/download)3
Operating ambient temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F), Non-operating temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F), Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing, and Maximum operating altitude: 3000 metres (10,000 feet).
iPad 2 is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:
Arsenic-free display glass
Mercury-free LCD display
Recyclable aluminium and glass enclosure