updated 09:35 pm EST, Fri March 11, 2011
We unbox the iPad 2
As expected, the cameras aren't great for still shots, especially in low light indoors or at night. Some quick video tests did show the rear camera comparable to the iPhone 4 for video, although we know that's not entirely true since there isn't the same autofocus or low light sensitivity. We're looking forward to using iMovie and GarageBand in earnest.
The Smart Cover is much as you'd expect; it's simple to use and works a treat for lifting the iPad. Ours was a black leather version that had a wonderful texture (it's Italian aniline) and look. We're still concerned that it doesn't protect the back, but we'll see how well it works out in practice.
We're so far persuaded that it's a much larger upgrade than we thought it might be at first, and we suspect it will be hard to leave the store without buying one. Check in for a full review sometime next week, but in the meantime check our gallery below.