Apple’s iPad 2 Launch [VIDEO]

With the  new iPad 2  hitting store shelves soon (Official launch on March 11) , we bring the latest features and price list on these Apple’s long-anticipated launch.More faster(Apple’s custom A5 dual-core), thinner than it’s predecessor(8.8 mm, as opposed to 13.4 mm for the original iPad), built in Front and rear cameras, HDMI compatible( which means you can plug it into your TV or a large screen),10-hour range battery life, magnetic cases,and the slightly tweaked iOS 4.3.

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How is the iPad 2 different from the original iPad?
In a nut shell, the iPad 2 is thinner, lighter, faster, and has two cameras for video conferencing.The new iPad uses a new A5 dual-core processor, which Apple CEO Steve Jobs says is twice as fast as the previous iPad. He also said it will help boost graphics performance making it nine times faster. The newer iPad is also about 33 percent thinner and lighter than the original iPad: 1.3 pounds instead of 1.5. And it now comes in white as well as black.Additionally, the iPad 2 now offers two cameras, which means it can be used for video conferencing via Apple’s Face Time app or a third-party video conferencing app, such as Skype. The rear camera is 720p. And the front camera is “VGA-quality” suitable for video and still photography.
How much does a new iPad 2 cost?

  • Here is the pricing for the Wi-Fi only versions:

* 16GB: $499
* 32GB: $599
* 64GB: $699

  • Here is the pricing for the Wi-Fi/3G devices:

* 16GB: $629
* 32GB: $729
* 64GB: $829
What will the iOS 4.3 upgrade offer?
The new iOS 4.3 will improve the Safari mobile browsing performance with the Nitro JavaScript engine. It will add iTunes Home sharing, which allows users to play music, movies, and TV shows on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch from their iTunes library on a Mac or PC over a local Wi-Fi network. The new update also added enhancements to AirPlay, a wireless technology that allows users to stream music, photos, and video to Apple TV. Photos and videos can be shot with an iPad 2, iPhone, or iPod Touch and streamed directly from the Photos app to Apple TV.
The software update also adds a Personal Hotspot feature, which turns a device into a Wi-Fi router allowing a device connected to the 3G cell network to connect up to 5 devices to the Internet using Wi-Fi. But this Personal Hotspot feature, which was first introduced for the Verizon Wireless version of the iPhone, is only available for the iPhone 4. It doesn’t work for 3G connected iPads.Note:Please review our Poll below


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Posted on March 3, 2011, in Technews. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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