Apple Announce iPad 2 – Everything You Need to Know

iPad 2


Apple are on stage in California launching the second generation iPad.   Read on for our v2.0 cheat sheet with all the new feature details you need at a glance… 

  • All New Design
  • New Dual Core A5 CPU (2 times faster)
  • New GPU (9 times faster)
  • Same? 9.7" Screen- 1024 x 768 @132ppi
  • No details on RAM yet?
  • Rear Camera – Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 fps, still camera with 5x digital zoom
  • Front camera – Video recording, VGA up to 30 fps, VGA-quality still camera
  • Gyroscope Added
  • Accelerometer as before too
  • GPS with 3G Version only (as before)
  • 'Dramatically thinner' (1 third thinner) 8.8mm – Thinner than iPhone4!
  • 0.2 lbs lighter – 'Up to 15% Lighter'
  • 2 Colours Available – Black or White
  • Same 10 Hour Battery Life
  • Starting Price $499
  • 16, 32 & 64GB models
  • Shipping March 11th USA
  • Shipping March 25th UK & Other EU Countries
  • New $39 1080p HDMI Out Lead
  • New 'Smart Cover' that sticks by magnets – unlocking the iPad automatically when removed
  • iOS v4.3 Improvements (avail 11th March) – AirPlay sends video to you iPad
  • iOS v4.3 Improvements (avail 11th March) – Choose to use mute switch for rotation lock again
  • Photo Booth – Pull stoopid faces on your iPad now too
  • iMovie for iPad $4.99 – HD Video Editing & Sharing – Avail March 11th
  • GarageBand for iPad – 8 Track Recording & Mixing – Avail March 11th


So is it time to eBay your 1st Gen iPad ?  Or are you going to wait for the res doubled version that is rumoured to come next? Tell us what you think in the comments below. : iPads on eBay


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4 Comments on "Apple Announce iPad 2 – Everything You Need to Know"

  1. The new covers, speed increase, weight reduction and thinness are very tempting.. as is the new white look, but I think I’ll stick with my iPad 1 for the moment. Tempted to go have a play with one at the local apple store when it comes out though!

  2. As I don’t have an iPad V1 already it’s very tempting… 😉

  3. Been waiting holding off buying the iPad since before Xmas so roll on the 25th!! now white or black, hmmmm……

  4. There is a rumour (from well placed sources) that says the V3 will be out by Christmas… 😮

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