Wednesday, 2 March 2011

iPad 2: the ultimate authoring tool on the move?



Will you be buying an iPad 2 (or 1.5 as I prefer to call it)?

It's slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor and runs iMovie and GarageBand. A scaled down version of iMovie (iTunes) is already available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch (4G).

This marks a departure from the iPad as predominantly a point of consumption and, with the addition of two cameras, repositions it for authoring, too. Such a device would be compelling for on location use.

Although reading digital comics on its larger screen would be preferable to an iPod touch, I'll be skipping iPad 2 and await Retina Display support, which is rumoured in September. Plus, I need to replace my ageing iMac (early 2007) when Mac OS X 10.7 Lion ships!