The iPad 2 goes on sale at retail locations at 5 p.m. on Friday. Before you dash over there, let’s see what two of the top tech critics are saying about it.
David Pogue, the personal technology critic for The New York Times, writes:
“On paper, Apple didn’t do much. It just made the iPad one-third thinner, 15 percent lighter and twice as fast. There are no new features except two cameras and a gyroscope. I mean, yawn, right?
“And then you start playing with it.
“My friends, I’m telling you: just that much improvement in thinness, weight and speed transforms the experience. We’re not talking about a laptop or a TV, where you don’t notice its thickness while in use. This is a tablet. You are almost always holding it. Thin and light are unbelievably important for comfort and the overall delight. So are rounded edges, which the first iPad didn’t have.