FaceTime software has been added to the iPad2 which allows video chatting. Apple has added two cameras in the iPad2. The front VGA camera having a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels is intended for video chat. Only Wi-Fi connections can support FaceTime applications at this time. The large screen of the iPad 2 gives a clear picture however the average quality of the camera affects the FaceTime video quality.
The incredible iOS 4.3, hardware that was updated along with the new adapter resulted in an enhanced HDTV and HD video support which frankly speaking astounded everyone. The Apple digital AV adapter enables the iPad 2 to output HD video at resolutions up to 1080p along with Dolby Digital surround sound. You can know watch high definition (HD) video files on your HDTV through the iPad 2 using a HDMI cable. Video mirroring can also be done through the standard HDMI cable.
The clear crisp screen of the iPad 2 has made movie watching on iPad a real pleasure. With an iPad 2 in hand, you will never get bored as there are many ways through which you can watch movies on your iPad2. One way to watch movies on the iPad2 is to buy or rent movies from the iTunes stores. By purchasing the movies, you can permanently save them in your iPad 2 library and watch them whenever you want. Rental movies are to be watched within 24 hours of renting. For movie streaming you can subscribe to movie download applications like Netflix. The latest on the movie front is that HBO is now available on demand on the iPad. The 10 hour long battery life makes sure that you can watch movies undisturbed during long flights.
Video mirroring is another magnificent feature of the iPad 2. In this mode you can show the mirror image of the contents of your iPad2’s screen on a projector or a HDTV. You need to connect your iPad 2 to the HDMI adapter to use it in this mode. This feature is extremely advantageous when you want to demonstrate an education app or make a presentation in boardrooms or seminars using the iPad 2.
To make the iPad2 stronger on the media front, Apple has included iMovie and GarageBand applications. You can shoot a movie with the rear camera on your iPad 2 and the iMovie application will let you edit it.
GarageBand is a welcome addition that lets you create the versions of songs complete with vocals and musical instruments. You can capture songs and add them to your iTunes library or e-mail a song from your iPad 2. GarageBand is equipped with all the necessary tools to create and record songs.
To make gaming exciting, Apple has included the three axis gyroscope sensor which allows better motion control and smooth navigation within virtual settings. You can also tilt the screen at different angles to explore the surroundings of a game.
The iPad 2’s launch has had an overwhelming response and has made their competitors toes curl. The popularity of the iPad 2 is not just because of its portability, web browsing ability but other features and applications like video chat, movies, music and gaming have captured the fascination of the public making the iPad2 a much sought after device.