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Yes, I'm pretty sure the question has been asked multiple times, but I'm looking for a more recent comparison, and most of what I've found dates back to when the iPad 2 was first released.

I know there's the few obvious differences:
-Lighter/thinner
-Cameras
-Smart cover
-Better specs (CPU/GPU/RAM)
-Gesture controls with iOS 5

But I don't particularly care for any of that since I wouldn't intend on gaming on it, I don't have use for the cameras, and I never really liked gesture controls.

I'm not interested in an Android tablet because I already have a capable Android phone and will probably get the GSII on T-Mobile soon - having once had a Android tablet alongside my phone, I found it way too redundant and unused. And I'm not interested in anything else (like TouchPad - two of which I sold) either due to it being lacking in apps or accessories.

Anyway, can anybody tell me some apps exclusive to the iPad 2 that aren't camera-related or games? I asked the same question on another forum, and kept getting mention of there being a lot of apps incompatible with the original iPad...but I can't think of or find anything to prove that.
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I could be wrong but any Apps that aren't for the iPad would most likely be because it requires the features of the iPad2. I own an iPad 2 and absolutely love it. My mother and siblings have iPad's and there is a noticeable difference and not just with gaming. I say about the only reason you should bother with an original iPad is cost.
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I personally purchased an iPad 1 when the iPad 2 was already out because of not needing any of the extra features, mostly i used the ipad for music, movies, netflix, and web browsing and of course some gaming.

Its true that the ipad 2 can take advantage of higher textures in certain games, and a few other things (along with airplay mirroring which is a nice feature) - imovie doesn't work for the ipad 1, and there is 1 other game that i can't think of off the top of my head that doesn't work.

It sounds like for the features that you want, I would just go with the ipad 1, its a great tablet, plenty fast, and has a nice feel.
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Does Pages, Keynote, and those other stuff work in ipad 1?
I think in the near future, if they implement Siri(if that's what they call the voice thing) it will be on the ipad 2.
If you can get the ipad 1 for cheap, by all means go for it. Personally I've still been using the ipad 1.
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Keep in mind that as Apply moves forward they will stop supporting older devices such as the iPad1. For that reason allowing makes it a good idea to go newer. Obviously it will still get patches but Apps and such will start to be tailored around the newer devices and no the old ones. Just my two pennies.
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Yeah, I have an iPad 1, and friends have an iPad 2...
Normal use (not gaming) absolutely no difference.

And that smart cover isn't that good...

Higher definition gaming, and camera are the main difference...
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Buy a used ipad 1, then upgrade to ipad 3 in the future? or just wait for the ipad 3
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