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Along with its Wi-Fi only and CDMA-equipped contemporaries, the iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/A-GPS) was proclaimed to be the start of a "post PC" era (although it originally still required to be "tethered" to a Mac or Windows PC for synchronization and updates). Like the original iPad, the GSM/A-GPS iPad 2 (A1396) is a tablet computer designed for "browsing the web, reading and sending e-mail, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books, and much more".
It is equipped with a 9.7-inch (1024x768, 132 ppi) multitouch "glossy" LED-backlit IPS display and runs a version of the same iOS operating system that powers the iPhone and iPod touch models. As a result it is compatible with thousands of iPad-specific apps as well as most apps for the iPhone/iPod touch, but not Mac OS X apps.
It is powered by a custom-designed 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 "system on a chip", has 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of flash memory (32 GB and 64 GB options discontinued March 7, 2012, 16 GB discontinued March 18, 2014), front and rear mounted cameras, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GSM, and A-GPS support, an accelerometer, a three-axis gyroscope, an ambient light sensor, digital compass, a speaker and a built-in mic packed in a 0.34 inch thick, 1.35 pound glass and aluminum case with a black or white front and an aluminum back. The battery life of this iPad 2 is reportedly 10 hours "surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and 9 hours "surfing the web using 3G data."
Compared to the original iPad, major differences for the iPad 2 models include a thinner, lighter case design, faster processors, system-wide mirroring support, and the aforementioned cameras. They also support a new magnetic "Smart Cover" -- available at additional cost -- that protects the screen when not in use and automatically wakes up the iPad 2 when the cover is removed and puts it to sleep when the cover is attached.
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|Introduction Date:||March 2, 2011*||Discontinued Date:||March 18, 2014**|
|Details:||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*Please note that the iPad 2 was announced on March 2, 2011, shipped in the US on March 11, 2011, and shipped in 25 other countries on March 25, 2011.
*The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations were discontinued March 7, 2012. Apple continued to sell the 16 GB configuration until March 18, 2014.
Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2011.
|Processors:||1 (2 Cores)||Geekbench 2 (32):||721|
|Details:||Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPad2,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):||262||Geekbench 3 (32):||496|
|Details:||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad2,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):||N/A||Geekbench 3 (64):||N/A|
|Details:||The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support 64-bit mode for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad2,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Processor Speed:||1.0 GHz||Processor Type:||Apple A5|
|Details:||The iPad 2 models use a 1 GHz "dual-core Apple A5 (S5L8940) custom-designed, higher-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip." It integrates the CPU, graphics, the memory controller, and I/O functions.
Also see: How does the performance of the iPad 2 compare to the original iPad? How much faster is the iPad 2?
|Onboard RAM:||512 MB*||Storage Capacity:||16, 32, 64 GB|
|Details:||*Apple releases no official information regarding the amount of onboard RAM, but the iPad 2 models have been confirmed to have 512 MB of RAM via software analysis.|
|Song Capacity:||N/A*||Photo Capacity:||N/A*|
|Details:||*Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that any iPad can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.|
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge||Firewire Support:||None|
|Case Type:||Tablet/Slate||Form Factor:||iPad 2|
|Housing Color:||Black or White/Silver*||Controller:||Multi-touch|
|Details:||*The iPad 2 has a black-trimmed or white-trimmed "glossy" glass front and a silver aluminum back.|
|Built-in Display:||9.7" Color*||Display Resolution:||1024x768 (132 ppi)|
|Details:||*The iPad 2 models have a 9.7" IPS LED-backlit 1024 by 768 display (132 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) coating. It has a viewable angle of 178-degrees horizontally and vertically. It also is capable of mirroring the internal display on a secondary display up to 1080p using an Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter.
In the US, site sponsor Mission Repair offers free diagnosis of hardware problems and 24-hour repairs for cracked displays as well as dead batteries, broken buttons, and more for this iPad.
For those interested in do-it-yourself repair, Mission Repair ships quality upgrade kits and parts for this iPad worldwide.
|Standard Wireless:||802.11a/b/g/n*||Standard Bluetooth:||2.1+EDR|
|Details:||*All iPad 2 models support 802.11a/b/g/n capability. This model also provides 3G data capability using GSM cellular support -- UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) -- via AT&T in the US.|
|Cell Network:||2G/3G Data (GSM)*||Camera:||0.7 Megapixels**|
|Details:||*This model provides 3G data capability using GSM cellular support -- UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) -- via AT&T in the US.
**The iPad 2 has dual cameras. The rear camera supports HD video recording (720p up to 30 FPS with audio), and functions as a still camera as well, although Apple does not specify megapixels (it is a 0.7 megapixel camera). It has a 5X digital zoom. The front mounted camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided "FaceTime" software over a Wi-Fi network, takes VGA quality photos and video up to 30 FPS.
|Battery Type:||Lithium Polymer (25Whr)||Battery Life (Music):||9-10 Hours*|
|Details:||*Apple estimates that the 3G-capable iPad 2 models provide "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and "up to 9 hours of surfing the web using [a] 3G data network."
Also see: What is the battery life of the iPad 2 in "real-world" tests?
|Battery Life (Voice):||N/A||Standby Time:||N/A|
|Details:||Apple does not report the standby time for the iPad 2.|
|Apple Order No:||MC773LL/A*||Apple Subfamily:||iPad 2 3G (AT&T)|
|Details:||*MC773LL/A is the original order number for the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB configuration in black is assigned MC774LL/A and the 64 GB configuration in black is assigned MC775LL/A. The original 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are assigned MC982LL/A, MC983LL/A, and MC984LL/A, respectively. On March 7, 2012, Apple discontinued the 32 GB and 64 GB configurations and assigned new order numbers of MC957LL/A and MC992LL/A for the black and white 16 GB configurations, respectively.|
|Apple Model No:||A1396 (EMC 2416)||Model ID:||iPad2,2|
|Details:||The Model Number (external) and Model Identifier (in software) both are unique to this model.
Also see: All iPhones with the A1396 Model Number, the 2416 EMC Number, and the iPad2,2 Model Identifier.
|Pre-Installed OS:||iOS 4.3 (8F190)||Maximum OS:||Current*|
|Details:||*This model is partially supported by the last version of iOS 7 and the most recent version of iOS 8.
Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 8? For models that "partially" support iOS 8, which features are and are not supported?
|Dimensions:||9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34||Avg. Weight:||1.35 lbs. (613 g)|
|Details:||The iPad 2 (held vertically) is 9.50 inches tall, 7.31 inches wide, and 0.34 of an inch deep (241.2 mm x 185.7 mm x 8.8 mm).
The iPad 2 version equipped with GSM is 1.35 pounds (613 g).
|Mac Support:||Mac OS X 10.5.8||Windows Support:||Windows XP SP3/Vista/7|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPad 2 is compatible with a "Mac computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X v10.5.8 or later, and iTunes 10.2 or later.
It is compatible with a "PC with a USB 2.0 port, Windows 7, Windows Vista; Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later, and iTunes 10.2 or later.
Regardless of which operating system the iPad is "synced," Apple notes that an iTunes Store account and Internet access also are required.
|Audio Support:||Apple reports that the iPad 2 supports "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."|
|Photo Support:||Apple reports that the iPad 2 syncs iPod-viewable photos from iTunes. iTunes supports JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats.|
|Video Support:||Apple reports that the iPad 2 supports "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, 640 by 480 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, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."|
|Incl. Accessories:||The iPad 2 also includes a "dock connector to USB cable, 10W power adapter, and documentation".|
|Original Price:||US$629-US$829*||Est. Current Retail:||US$225-US$350|
|Details:||*There are three original configurations of the Wi-Fi/GSM/A-GPS equipped iPad 2 (or six configurations, if you would like to count the black and white color variations, which are the same price). Configurations include 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of storage and originally sold for US$629, US$729, and US$829, respectively.
On March 7, 2012, along with the introduction of the iPad (3rd Gen), Apple discontinued the 32 GB and 64 GB configurations of the iPad 2 (GSM) and dropped the price of the 16 GB configurations to US$529. This 16 GB configuration was discontinued March 18, 2014.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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Global original prices for the iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.
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Original Prices - North America
|Canada:||C$649, C$749, C$849||United States:||US$629-US$829*|
Original Prices - Europe
|Austria:||€599, €699, €799||Belgium:||€599, €699, €799|
|Denmark:||DKK 4,599, 5,299, 5,999||Finland:||€599, €699, €799|
|France:||€609, €711, €813||Germany:||€599, €699, €799|
|Ireland:||€599, €699, €799||Italy:||€599, €699, €799|
|Netherlands:||€599, €699, €799||Norway:||NOK 4.890, 5.690, 6.490|
|Portugal:||€599, €699, €799||Spain:||€599, €699, €799|
|Sweden:||SEK 5.595, 6.395, 7.195||Switzerland:||CHF 699, 809, 919|
|United Kingdom:||£499, £579, £659|
Original Prices - Asia
|China:||N/A||Hong Kong:||HK$4,888, HK$5,688, HK$6,488|
|Japan:||N/A||Singapore:||S$848, S$978, S$1108|
|Taiwan:||NT$19,500, NT$22,500, NT$25,500|
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
|Australia:||A$729, A$839, A$949||New Zealand:||NZ$998, NZ$1149, NZ$1289|
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