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2012-19-3987
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iPad 2

Manufacturer

Apple, Inc., USA

In-house design

Apple Industrial Design Team, USA

Red Dot: Best of the Best

New lightness

The iPad has changed the way we use computers in many respects. It embodies an entirely new form of lightness that offers users the possibility to browse the web, watch films and video clips, enjoy photos, listen to music, play games and even read and send files, all by simply tapping a finger gently on the screen. The iPad 2 is the next generation of this elegant communication medium. Its anodised aluminium housing has been further refined and made slimmer. It now measures 8.8 millimetres and is thus one-third thinner than its predecessor. The iPad 2 rests lightly in the hand and is well balanced – the housing surface is smooth and pleasing to the touch. Due to the integration of a newly developed graphics chip, users can now launch and switch to other running applications much faster than before. The brilliance of the Retina display with its fascinating resolution and sharpness presents itself to the user as an ideal surface. Furthermore, the iPad 2 is equipped with a dual-core Apple A5 processor that lends the device an essentially higher performance. Responding to the needs of everyday communication, another innovation of the iPad 2 are the two-built-in cameras, one on the front and one on the back. This light tablet computer thus offers users the possibility to use FaceTime easily and from almost any location for video conferencing.

Statement by the jury

»The iPad 2 is the logical extension of the original iPad. The language of form and functionality of this elegant tablet computer is an exciting and user-friendly interpretation. Very clever, very new.«