Apple has just announced the brand new iPad 2 with some stunning features and specifications. Steve Jobs made the surprise appearance and hosted the Apple event today morning. Apple was under tremendous pressure from Android tablets like Motorola Xoom and others like HP Touchbook and RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook. And boy! They have worked their asses off and have come out with iPad 2 which is without a doubt, the best tablet on view till now!
iPad 2 Specs & Features
- New Apple A5 processors – 2 times faster
- 9 times faster graphics
- Dual core processor
- Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom
- Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera
- 33% thinner, 8.8mm thin
- HDMI video out
- weight: 1.3 pounds
- Black and white panels
- Same battery life as original iPad
- Personal Hotspot with iPhone 4
- iOS 4.3 + FaceTime & PhotoBooth
iPad 2 Price
Apple has managed to keep the pricing of iPad 2 very much the same as iPad 1. As you can see in the screenshot above, iPad 2 pricing starts from $499 and extends up to $829.
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi (16 GB) : $499
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi (32 GB) : $599
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi (64 GB) : $699
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G (16GB) : $629
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G (32 GB) : $729
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G (64 GB) : $829
iPad 2 Availability
The great news is iPad 2 will be available March 11 in US and March 25th in 26 other countries. In US, iPad 2 will be available on both AT&T and Verizon. This must be music in the ears for many people – Verizon iPad!
The list of countries where iPad 2 will be released on March 25th – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.
Buy iPad at your favorite Apple Retail Store starting at 5:00 p.m. on March 11.
Update: iPad 2 site is now Live. Check here.
Image credits: Engadget