Editors Liked

  • Fast performance
  • Super-thin design
  • Support for FaceTime
  • Superb media-sharing
  • Browsing improvements in new iOS
  • Choice in data carriers
  • Apple's iPad 2 is dramatically thinner
  • FaceTime video chat
  • 3G option
  • Two color options
  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds
  • Thinner than the original
  • New A5 chip offers faster graphics processing, general performance
  • Dual cameras for video chat
  • HD video recording, and stills

Editors Didn't Like

  • Won't run on 4G network
  • The iPad's screen resolution hasn't budged
  • There's still no Adobe Flash support
  • Ports for HDMI, USB, and SD all require adapters
  • New integrated cameras produce blurry, grainy images that are unacceptably weak for still photography and look poor when forced to fill the display
  • Video recorded by the rear 720p camera is only acceptable
  • Modest reductions in headphone port audio
  • Tediously slow to charge
  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
  • Image quality with rear-facing camera is not great
  • Front-facing camera is not HD
  • No earbuds included