Finally its the day when Apple has launched the new iPad 2 at Yerba Buena Center on 2nd March 2011. This was most anticipated after the first generation iPad and we have detailed information on the specifications, features and pricing.
With Sales of around 15 Million units in the month of December 2010, its expected that the new iPad would be beating its own records not just because of the higher configuration but because of the features.
First of all the new iPad ie the iPad 2 has got a new design and a faster performing processor which is the A5 chip and a Dual Core CPU which means that the processing speed is 2 times faster and upto 9 times more graphically faster.
Next the iPad 2 is going to have dual cameras just like the Apple iPhone 4 and also a gyroscope. In terms of the size its more thinner at around 8.8mm from the previous 13.4mm and also it has lost a bit of its weight from 1.5 pounds to 1.3 pounds which is not a real big change again.
The new iPad is going to be available in two colors ie White and Black with both being shipped from day one. Regarding the pricing you need to check out the following tables.
* iPad 2 16GB WiFi version – $499
* iPad 2 32GB WiFi version – $599
* iPad 2 64GB WiFi version – $699
* iPad 2 16GB WiFi +3G version – $629
* iPad 2 32GB WiFi +3G version – $729
* iPad 2 64GB WiFi +3G version – $829
Also the new tablet is going to get a HDMI video out with the help of the cable provided along with which you can also charge the unit. You dont have to setup or perform any configuration for this HDMI mirrored video output and it would cost you $39 extra.
Also Apple introduces ‘Smart Covers’ which allows you to easily put the device in sleep mode and conserve battery while you can also use it as a stand to watch movies or perform easy typing on the device which is normally hard when you type on a flat based unit. The Smart Covers are available in a series of colors.
Now lets discuss about the software part. The new iPad2 would be released with iOS 4.3 which comes with increased safari browser performance. Not only thing you can also use the new iPad 2 as a personal hotspot for the iPhone 4 mobile.
Photo-booth is also available for the iPad now because of the dual-cameras , hence you can use the software to edit and share them. Just make a few touch gestures and manipulate images instantly with different effects.