I was convinced I posted this entry it doesn’t appear to have worked. This entry was written when the Ipad 2 was released!
I don’t think I can remember the last time the release of an electronic device caused so much of a stir across all the media channel’s from the radio through to Twitter going wild yesterday afternoon. Well apart from maybe the other apple devices that have been launched over the last few years. Yesterday as you will probably have heard saw the release of Ipad 2. I don’t think I could do a blog that touched on digital media without talking about it.
Unless you’re a tech geek you’re probably wondering exactly what all the fuss is about. As you’ll probably have guessed this is the long-awaited update to the original Ipad and with any update apple have worked to try to improve its design especially considering stiff opposition from Tablets running Google’s open source Android system.
There are already plenty of review all over the web which can be seen here and here. However from a heritage perspective a couple of these are probably worth noting, firstly the new Ipad 2 is thinner and lighter. Secondly its a much faster device and it has better graphics than its predecessor. Thirdly it’s battery life remains the same as the previous incarnation of the Ipad. Finally and possibly most importantly the price for the new Ipad2 is probably going to be the same as the old Ipad. Of course there are lots of other useful features on the new Ipad 2 from dual cameras through to HDMI out ports.
I’ve and others before me have mentioned that tablet devices are incredibly useful in digital projects at Museum and Heritage sites. Certainly these improvements makes the Ipad 2 slightly more useful. It’s probably also worth noting that there are increasingly different types of tablet on the market and apple certainly isn’t the only player in the market when it comes to tablets anymore!