Wednesday, March 2, 2011

iPad 2 Announced!

Photo from AppAdvice.

At a special event in San Francisco Wednesday, Apple announced the iPad 2, a follow up to the original iPad released in April of last year. The new iPad will feature a 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor, a front facing camera, a back facing camera, and a longer battery life.

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The A5 processor is like the A4 processor, but uses less power. Apple promises 10 hours of battery life per charge.

Like the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch 4G, the front facing camera can be used for Facetime and has VGA (640 x 480) resolution. The back facing camera can take 720p video and pictures. Back camera has a 5x digital zoom. XD Digital zoom sucks. My opinion. Well let's continue.

The iPad 2 features a 1024-by-768-pixel resolution LCD at 132 pixels per inch just like the original iPad.

The weight and size of the iPad is also a bit different from the original one. The iPad 2 weighs 1.3 pounds and 0.35 inch thick which is thinner than the iPhone 4. The original iPad was 1.5 pounds and 0.5 inch thick.

The iPad 2 can output 1080p video (with accessory from Apple) and there are 2 colors to choose from. The buyer can choose between a white iPad 2 or a black iPad 2.

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There will both be Wifi models and 3G + Wifi models. The price is as follows.

Wi-Fi only models:
16GB of flash storage priced at $499
32GB of flash storage priced at $599
64GB of flash storage priced at $699

3G + Wi-Fi models:
16GB of flash storage priced at $629
32GB of flash storage priced at $729
64GB of flash storage priced at $829

These are the same prices as the original iPad. (I think)

I think it's really nice how they are releasing a new iPad. :) Make sure you go to your nearest Apple Store to check it out once it's released!
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