Finally Apple has Unveiled its 2nd generation and most awaited iPad in the media event last night which held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. There were many rumors in market for iPad 2 before it’s launching but a few are not actual. Such as there is not SD card slot present nor the ‘Retina display’ for which everyone hope.
The iPad 2 comes with 1GHz dual-core A5 chip which is twice fast. With graphic performance iPad 2 is up to nine times better than the original iPad.
Thickness of iPad 2 is mind-melting 8.8mm which is one-third than the current iPad and weigh around 600g. the iPad 2 is available in white and black color.
iPad 2 Features are Dual Core A5 CPU, Thinner & Lighter, 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch, Three-axis gyro like in the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G, 3G on AT&T and Verizon, Ambient light sensor, Colors (White and Black), HD Camera on Back for Shooting Videos in 720p, Front Facing Camera for FaceTime, Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi, 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack, 30-pin dock connector port, Micro-SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model), Built-in speaker, Accelerometer and Microphone.
The new iPad 2 tablet will come with an HDMI 1080p video output, for that you need a requisite dongle named Apple Digital AV Adapter which is priced at $39 USD.
There is a new cover for the iPad 2 device which is best defined by Steve Jobs himself: “We designed the case right alongside the product. It’s not a case — it’s a cover.” Basically, it’s a magnetic flap that protects the front and automatically wakes and puts the device to sleep according to whether it’s open or closed. Guess we know what that proximity sensor was about now. These Smart Covers are available in Leather and Plastic. The Plastic covers for iPad 2 costs $39 USD and Leather cover costs $69. These covers are available in five colors each.
iPad 2 Price
* Price of 16 GB Wi-Fi model is $499 USD and Price of 16 GB Wi-Fi+3G model is $629 USD
* Price of 32 GB Wi-Fi model is $599 USD and Price of 32 GB Wi-Fi+3G model is $729 USD
* Price of 64 GB Wi-Fi model is $699 USD and Price of 64 GB Wi-Fi+3G model is $829 USD
iPad 2 will be available in USA from 11th March 2011 and From 25th March 2011 it will be available in other 26 countries.
Apple will also introduce iOS 4.3 alongside the new iPad 2. The newly launched iTunes 10.2 is minimum compatible version for iPad 2.