A quick review of Apples latest offering
This is a cross post from www.mickhuxley.com
The other week I managed to scam myself an iPad 2 from work for a few days for a test run. I have always wondered weather I would use an iPad much, but before going out and dropping close to $1000AUD on one I figured a trail run for a few days would help me make up my mind.
To start I love the magnetic covers on the iPad 2. These covers are functional and stylish. The cover has groves which allow it to be bent to act as a stand propping the iPad at about a 30 degree angle. It is also used to put the device to sleep when folded over the screen. A really good idea in both senses. Lets get down to the device itself and really it’s just a big iPhone 4 in my book.
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