The original iPad defined the tablet category and today Apple announced its successor, the iPad 2. It features a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip, cameras, both front and rear! The new CPU is said to be up to twice as fast, with graphics performance up to nine times better than on the original iPad and promising 10 hours of Battery Life. Pricing starts at $499. The new tablet will come with an HDMI output capable of 1080p. Enlarged speaker grille on the back for better sound quality. Resolution is 1024 x 768 with IPS technology.
720p video recording at 30fps will be on rear-facing camera, which can also do a 5x digital zoom.The the front-facing camera will record at a VGA resolution, also at 30fps. The iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner than its predecessor, at 8.8mm, and lighter at just over 600g. Two color options are white and black. It’ll be available on both AT&T and Verizon, and will start shipping on March 11th.
Check out Apple’s official video below. Music provided by Florence and the Machine’s Dog Days Are Over