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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 1. Introducing iPad 2

In this lesson, you learn about the iPad 2 device—what’s inside it, how to use its buttons and controls, and what you see onscreen when you first start it.

The iPad 2 Inside and Out

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” wrote John Keats, and the iPad 2 is truly a beautiful thing. Its thinness, clean lines, simple design, and very small number of visible controls makes it seem useful and friendly.

Holding it in your hands just feels right. And that’s important, because you’re constantly holding your iPad much of the time when you’re using it. The iPad 2, even more than the original iPad, is a delight to hold and to interact with. A big reason is the thickness—or, perhaps that should be thinness, of the iPad 2. At just ...

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