iPad 2


Family: iOS

Codename: ?

Minimum OS: iOS 4.3.5

Maximum OS: iOS 8.4

Introduced: March 2011

Terminated: March 2014


CPU: Apple A5 (ARM Cortex-A9)

CPU Speed: 1.0 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: ?

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 1 MB on-processor

Onboard RAM: 512 MB

Maximum RAM: 512 MB


Screen: 9.7" LED-backlit multi-touch

GPU: dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 (via A5)

Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: composite, component (via Dock Connector)

Camera: 720p rear, VGA front


Flash Drive: 16/32/64 GB


USB: via Dock Connector

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono

Sensors: Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor


Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR

Cellular: Optional 3G:

  • AT&T
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSDPA (3.6 & 7.2 Mbps) (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • Verizon: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

Location: WiFi-Assisted GPS (Assisted/Cellular GPS on 3G models), Digital Compass


Battery Life: 10 hours

Dimensions: 9.50" H x 7.31" W x 0.34" D

Weight: 1.33 lbs.

When the iPad 2 was introduced in March 2011, Apple claimed that its custom-designed A5 processor had twice the processing power and nine times the graphics performance of the original iPad's A4. Other improvements included more RAM, front- and rear-facing cameras with FaceTime support, a Three-axis gyroscope, and optional CDMA support. Announced alongside the iPad 2 was the "Smart Cover", which could be used as a cover, a keyboard stand and an upright stand. The iPad 2 included magnets that allowed the Smart Cover to snap into place, putting the iPad 2 to sleep when closed, and waking it up when opened.

The iPad 2 was available in both white and black in three storage sizes, and maintained the original iPad price points:

  • 16 GB: $499
  • 32 GB: $599
  • 64 GB: $699

GSM and CDMA 3G models were available for an additional $130. In March 2012, the 32 GB and 64 GB models were discontinued following the introduction of the iPad (3rd Generation). The 16 GB models were reduced in price to a base price of $399. They were discontinued in March 2014, following the introduction of the iPad Air, which pushed the iPad (4th Generation) into the low-end product tier.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.