Apple's iPad 2 is selling like a hot-cakes in the United States as well as around the world. In United States, it was selling so fast that the company couldn't keep up with the orders.
Also, the launch of iPad 2 overseas has brought amazing scenes of people lining up in the cold winter days to get theirs. Analysts estimate about a million were sold in the first weekend in the United States alone.
On Friday, the rollout was extended to 25 countries including most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. In the midst of Apple's rivals announcing their own tablets, there are several reasons why iPad 2 is still the best option.
1) Reasonable Pricing
The pricing of new iPad 2 has been unexpectedly lower than what the competitors or the analysts thought of. iPad 2's 16GB Wi-Fi only is $499, 32GB $599 and 64GB $699. It even forced Apple's competitor Samsung to review their pricing for their new Galaxy Tab which they have lowered to $469.
But despite the slightly lower price of the Tab, you miss out on the Apple ecosystem, consisting of apps, and plenty of songs, videos and pod-casts.
The iPad 2 is much thinner than the first iPad. Not only is the iPad 2 significantly thinner than the first-gen iPad, it's actually thinner than the iPhone 4. Apple also shaved a lot of bulk off the iPad 2 as well, it weighs just 607g - down from 730g.
Apple has also upped the hardware in the iPad 2, which features Apple's new A5 dual core processor and twice the RAM of the original iPad at 512MB.
Apple rules the app market stakes. It has more apps than Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7. But it's not just apps in general, Apple also has a massive advantage over Android 3.0 with the sheer numbers of dedicated tablet applications it has on its App Store - now somewhere in the region of 65,000.
5) Simply the Best
This is the fundamental reason to buy the iPad 2. If you want the best tablet computer on the market then there really is no other choice. There may be more advanced tablet choices, and there are certainly more flexible ones, but if you want something that works right out of the box you can't beat the iPad 2 for its user-friendly features, great application selection and sheer desirability. The V3 App store has games, downloads and more.