iPad 2 Launch- All the juicy details

By on March 3, 2011
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Features dual cameras, dual core processor, HDMI out and more.

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The guys at Engadget were live at the Apple iPad 2 launch event, and boy was it a biggie. Pictures, specs and features of the new iPad all presented by the man, Steve Jobs himself.

[Warning: This post will be stuffed with pics]

First off, we have the Tech specs. It will feature a Dual core processor, a graphics card that Apple claims will be nine times as fast and the same power consumption of the previous A4 Processor (This one Features the A5)

Now on to other features of the iPad 2- It will feature dual cameras both front and rear facing and will have HDMI out at 1080p (Via a separate accessory sold separately for $39). The iPad 2 will also be (wait for it) only 8.8mm thick. To put this in comparison the iPhone 4 was 9.3mm and the old iPad was a whopping 13.4 mm. It will also weigh only 1.3 pounds as opposed to the old 1.5 pounds and have a built in gyroscope. They’ve also managed to keep the same battery life of 10 hours while being used and up to a month on standby. The iPad 2 will also boast the latest iteration of iOS, the iOS 4.3 will be releasing on the 11th or March for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th gen).

And here it is:

And a side shot to accentuate its thin-ness

The device will be released initially on the 11th of March (Guessing only in the US- Expect queues of Apple lovers) and will move on to a further 26 countries by the 25th of March. The Price? That’s the kicker- Apple will be sticking with the same price as the current iPad.

Also shown off at the event was the newest version of iMovie which, no doubt, will accompany the built in camera’s quite well and a new version of Garage Band. Also introduced was a new cover for the iPad 2 which will be magnetically attached to the device itself, is quite light and has a micro-fiber lining which cleans the screen when you close it. The iPad will wake on open and close on sleep and consumers have a choice of polyurethane or leather. It could also be used as a stand

And of course, what Apple event would be complete without a bit of competition bashing.

Apple also claimed that Honeycomb only had 100 apps on the market whereas the iPad has a massive 65,000. Other numbers being thrown about were the number paid out to developers from apps sold at the appstore ($2 Billion), The number of iPhones sold (100 Million), Number of iPads sold in 2010 (15 Million) with a 90% market share!


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  • http://twitter.com/ajaffarali Abbas Jaffar Ali

    I didn’t want one until an hour back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mufaa Mufaddal Fakhruddin

    Decent. Every rumor was right. Its the same iPad but faster and lighter. But the Smart Cover is absolute freakin’ genius.

    Although, i have no need for it, i want one too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mufaa Mufaddal Fakhruddin

    Decent. Every rumor was right. Its the same iPad but faster and lighter. But the Smart Cover is absolute freakin’ genius.

    Although, i have no need for it, i want one too!

  • TheguywiththenexusS

    Thank you nabil for this awesome news!

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