Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The iPad 2 is HERE (March 11th)...!!

Well folks it is here... behold the iPad 2...!!

Available in Black or White versions (on release day) the new iPad is very slim... it is thinner than the iPhone 4 measuring at 8.8mm thick (iPhone 4 is 9.3mm). Not only is it thinner it is more powerful with a faster A5 processor (twice as fast), way more memory and improved graphics. It also (as expected) has two built-in cameras for photo and video.
Just in fashion with an updated Apple product, you'll get a totally new/updated device for the same price. The price will not change and remain the same as the current iPad models starting at $499.
When are they available? They will be available March 11th (you were right Dave) in the US and March 25th internationally in 26 countries...

...check out a full review by gizmodo at the link below.

The good
• Dual-core 1GHz A5 processor, which is "up to two times faster" than the previous version, Steve says.
• The graphics have been improved too. The GPU goes at 
nine times the speed as before.
• Same low power consumption as the A4.
• Built-in cameras for photos and video: One for frontal FaceTime videoconferencing and Photobooth (VGA resolution) and one on the back with 720p HD video capability.
• The cameras support the same exposure and focus control as the iPhones: Just tap where you want to focus for video and stills photography.
• It also has a built-in gyroscope, like the iPhone 4.
• They claim that the 25-watt battery's life is 10 hours "on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music". Just like before, but in a much thinner package. They also claim one month stand-by time.
• HDMI mirrored video output at 1080p Full HD (the Apple Digital AV Adapter cable costs $39).
The bad
• The only thing that remains the same is the 9.7-inch 1024 x 768-pixel IPS display. We were all looking to a higher pixel density, but that will have to wait till the next generation.
• For those who were expecting Thunderbolt support, they will have to wait for a future generation (if it ever comes).
• The Wi-Fi model still lacks a GPS, using Wi-Fi location services.

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