- Gyroscope for position-based apps.
- Dual-core A5 processors to improve speed, graphics will run up to 9x faster while using the same battery life.
- Front and rear-facing cameras. Rear camera is 720p resolution, front is "VGA quality" -- it's meant to be used for Facetime chat primarily, so quality isn't that big a deal.
- Lighter, at 1.33 pounds versus 1.6 pounds for the current iPad.
- 33% thinner than the first iPad at 0.34". It's 9.5" high and 7.3" wide.
- It ships on March 11 in the U.S. -- that's less than two weeks away. March 25 in the rest of the world.
- Starts at the same price: $499. So it won't be dramatically cheaper as some had proposed. It also comes in the same models as the current version: Wi-Fi and 3G (Verizon or AT&T) in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes.
Pricing & Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available on March 11 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G compatible with the Verizon network will be available in the US only for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iMovie and GarageBand for iPad apps will be available on March 11 for $4.99 each from the App Store on iPad or www.itunes.com/appstore.
iPad 2 will be available in Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the UK on March 25; and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.
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