The Tablet of 2011, the tablet which just its picture in the store causes in security to other tablets is here… its the Second Generation iPAD the iPAD 2…. Steve Jobs Himself unveiled the successor of THE tablet that changed everything and its called the iPAD 2. Its Faster, its thinner, it has dual Cameras, dual cores and much more….
Here’s what we know:
Dual-core A5 processors to improve speed — graphics will run up to 9x faster while using the same battery life.
Front and rear-facing cameras. Rear camera is 720p resolution, front is “VGA quality” — it’s meant to be used for Facetime chat primarily, so quality isn’t that big a deal.
Gyroscope for position-based apps.
33% thinner than the first iPad at 0.34″. It’s 9.5″ high and 7.3″ wide.
Lighter, at 1.33 pounds versus 1.6 pounds for the current iPad.
Starts at the same price: $499. So it won’t be dramatically cheaper as some had proposed. It also comes in the same models as the current version: Wi-Fi and 3G (Verizon or AT&T) in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes.
It ships on March 11 in the U.S. — that’s less than two weeks away. March 25 in the rest of the world.
That’s about it — looks like a minor update to the hardware. Apple is also announcing peripherals, including an HDMI adapter for high-definition video output ($39), and Smart Covers, a new kind of magnetic cover with a bendable flap.
Same 9.7” capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
Really slim 8.8mm thick body
Two versions – GSM and CDMA available
1GHz Apple A5 low-power dual-core processor
Up to 9X faster graphics chip
Latest iOS 4.3
Two cameras – front and rear, capable of FaceTime calls
Back camera shoots 720p video camera@30fps
16/32/64 GB options of onboard storage
Noticeably lighter, weighing just 590 grams
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity
Same 10 hours battery life and 1 month of stand-by
3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and compass sensors
Compatible with every iPhone app without any modifications
Costs $499, the same as it’s predecessor
Available on March 11 in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and the United States, more countries to follow.
Apple Digital AV Adapter (a.k.a. HD dongle, purchased separately, for $39), supports 1080p output, mirrored view, rotation, and charging.
Video player can playback 720p video @ 30fps
Expected things that didn’t happen, Yet!
An iPad with no home button
USB on the Go
No Wi-fi Hotspot Feature like the Verizon iPad
No Flash, functions without iTunes and File management (Well we ddint really expect it, but still…)
Apple iPad maybe thinner, lighter and faster but it isnt that OMG from the iPad 1 and if you just got the iPad, then dont worry because (the Rumor has it) that an Apple insider the word that is flying around in apple is that iPad 2 isn’t Apple’s biggest leap and if you can wait wait for the iPad because THAT will change everything!!!