Here it is..The highly anticipated successor to the popular iPad, the iPad 2 is official now. Steve Jobs has announced the new iPad, the iPad 2. It is having many improved features – a dual-core 1.2 GHz A5 chip and, both front and rear cameras and it is 33% thinner and lighter than previous iPad, measuring only 8.8mm. and weighing 1.3Lbs. Guys it is also thinner than an iPhone 4. Apple will be releasing both AT&T and Verizon models, white and black iPads. The white version will be for Verizon and the black version for AT&T
Apple iPad 2 runs with all new iOS 4.3 on a dual-core A5 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, which gives a dual-core architecture that delivers CPU performance up to two times faster than the A4 and graphics performance up to nine times faster. There’s an enlarged speaker grille on the back as expected. iApd 2 is sporting the same 9.7-inch screen with 1024-by-768-pixel resolution, equipped with a rear camera with 5x digital zoom and 720p HD video recording,up to 30 frames per second with audio and an additional front-facing camera for video calling, photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi.
Check out the Full Specifications Of Apple iPad 2.
Apple iPad 2 lets the user to transfer photos and videos of up 1080p full HD resolution with the new HDMI mirrored video output, the cable would cost you $39. You can charge while using the iPad and can aslo do HDMI out simultaneously. It is also having Gryoscope, Accelerometer, and Ambient light sensors.
Apple iPad 2 is having 902.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz) connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1.
Apple also announced a new “Smart Cover” built by Apple specifically for the new iPad – it uses magnets to attach and auto-align itself to the iPad, It has a micro-fiber lining to clean the screen. The Smart Cover will automatically put your iPad to sleep when closed and it will wake the tablet when opened.
Both AT&T and Verizon will offer it from day one. Apple announces iMovie, FaceTime, Garage Band apps for the iPad 2.
Price & Availability
Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities for $499, $599, and $699 respectively. The iPad Wi-Fi + 3G will be available in the aforementioned sizes for $629, $729, and $829.
Apple iPad 2 will go on sale from March 11th through the AT&T and Verizon carriers.. Consumers from the Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, etc will be able to grab it on March 25th.
Smart Covers will be available in polyurethane for $39 and leather for $69 and iMovie app will set you for $4.99. Check out some more images of the Apple iPad 2 after the break.