iPad 2

A bit smaller, one-third thinner, and a little lighter than the original iPad, the iPad 2 also moved the iPad line to Apple’s dual-core A5 processor. It was also the first iPad available in white or black.

iPad 2

Perhaps the most important new feature is the addition of  rear- and front-facing FaceTime cameras, making this the first iPad able to connect to iPhones, iPod touches, and Macs that support FaceTime.

For the first time, the iPad was also available in a CDMA “+3G” wireless version for use with Verizon and other CDMA carriers – for an additional $130.

Apple sold over 1 million units the weekend the iPad 2 first went on sale. A slightly revised version of the iPad 2 arrived in Early 2012 with a more energy efficient processor.

iOS 9.3.5 was the last version supported on the iPad 2.

Hardware Overview

Models

  • Announced: 2011.03.02, on sale 2011.03.11 at $499 (16 GB), $599 (32 GB), and $699 (64 GB). $130 additional for 3G wireless version.
  • Included accessories: USB 2.0 30-pin dock connector, 10W 2A power adapter
  • Code name: K48
  • Identifiers:
    • WiFi only: iPad2,1 or iPad 2,4
    • GSM: iPad2,2
    • CDMA: iPad2,3
  • Model numbers:
    • WiFi only: A1219
    • GSM: A1396
    • CDMA: A1397
  • Product numbers:
    • WiFi only: MC769, MC954 (16 GB black), MC 979, MC989 (16 GB white), MC770 (32 GB black), MC980 (32 GB white), MC916 (64 GB black), MC981 (64 GB white)
    • GSM version: MC773, MC957 (16 GB black), MC983, MC992 (16 GB white), MC774 (32 GB black), MC983 (32 GB white), MC775 (64 GB black), MC984 (64 GB black)
    • CDMA version: MC755 (16 GB black), MC985 (16 GB white), MC763 (32 GB black), MC986 (32 GB white), MC764 (64 GB black), MC987 (64 GB white)

Technology

  • CPU: 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Architecture: 32-bit
  • Audio chip: Cirrus Logic CS4398
  • Graphics engine: dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • Display: 9.7″ 1024 x 768 pixel multitouch screen
  • Cameras
    • rear: 720p
    • front: 640 x 480 FaceTime
  • Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light, compass, 3-axis gyroscope

Performance

  • Geekbench, single core: 260
  • Geekbench, multicore: 490

Connectivity

  • I/O port: 30-pin dock connector
  • WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • Wireless data:
    • GSM: UTMS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • CDMA: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • GPS: WiFi-assisted GPS

Power

  • Battery: 25 Watt-hour lithium polymer
  • Charge time: about 4 hours (2 hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
  • Battery life: up to 10 hours

Compatibility

  • Original OS: iOS 4.2.1
  • Maximum OS: iOS 9.3.5
  • iTunes Versions: iTunes 10.2 and later.
  • Mac OS Required: OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Windows Versions Supported: 7, Vista, XP Home or Professional SP 3 or later

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions: 9.5″ x 7.31″ x 0.33″
  • Weight: 1.33 lb. (1.34 lb. for CDMA version, 1.35 lb. for GSM version)

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