So, the big announcement about iPad 2 came on March 2nd just as promised, and Steve Jobs seems extremely proud of the new iPad device that will begin shipping on Friday (March 11). How about you? Do you think they did enough? If you own one, is there enough new stuff to make you ditch your iPad 1 and go for the new, slimmer model?
Just in case you weren't glued to the live blogging of the event as I was, here's a brief recap:
There are many more details, of course, and you can find them at the Apple site. I found some of the things that didn't happen to be interesting as well, considering how much buzz there has been. No retina display like the iPhone and iPod touch. No port/slot for flash memory or USB. Will that affect your decision to purchase a new model if you already have the iPad 1? What about the other tablets that have been springing up all over the place? Playbook, Galaxy, Xoom, etc? Anyone choosing to go away from Apple and try the Android tabs instead?
I'm looking at getting one this time around (I always tend to wait for the bugs to get worked out before I jump on the bandwagon). Should I get the WiFi or go for the 3G? If you have either model, I'd love to hear your thoughts about why one is better or more convenient, or any problems you've run into.
What about apps? What do you consider the best apps for the iPad? I'm excited to try FaceTime on an iPad. That should be a pretty cool experience. Not sure if I'd buy iMovie for iPad since I have it on my MacBook, but I'd definitely be getting GarageBand as I know my kids would have a blast with that. What other new apps caught your attention, or what have been your standby apps, if you already own an iPad? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I doubt I'll be in the line on the 11th to pick one up (...or maybe I will), but since my birthday is coming up later this month, I think I know what will be on my wish list.