iPad 2 Launched

Steve & his crew announced the release of the latest iPad this eve. The new iPad is quite a step up from the iPad 1, although, quite honestly, I am not overyly blown away.

Amongst some of the new features that were launched in the iPad 2 are:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor
  • 33% thinner than the iPad 1
  • Two built-in cameras
  • Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, weighing 1.3 pounds and measuring 0.35 inches thick
  • Gyroscope
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Choice between a black or white iPad.
  • Pricing stays the same
  • A nifty new cover has been announced which magnetizes to the frame of the iPad as well as keeps the screen clean

And that’s about it. The new ipad will be available on the 11th March in the US and the 25th in 24 other countries, except South Africa. No date has been given for South Africa yet. Steve also announced that iOS 4.3 will be available on the 11th March, for both the iPhone & iPad, and you will be able to use new apps like GarageBand & iMovie on the iPad2.

I can’t see myself rushing out to get an iPad2, but if someone is in the US and can get one, I will gladly take it as a new gadget. And let the kids an have the iPad 1 :)

For more info about the new iPad and specs about it check out the Apple iPad site

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6 replies on “iPad 2 Launched”

Definitely need one. I suspect that when you see this thing perform, the iPad 1 will feel much like the iPhone 3G felt when the 3GS was released. That spec bump is gonna make a massive difference, even if it doesn’t seem necessary right now.

GarageBand is gonna be soooo much fun. (And now I’m bummed – a week back I bought Music Studio for iPad for $15 plus another $15 for the additional instruments… And now GarageBand comes and costs only $5. Grrrrr.)

it’s probably more impressive than it sounds, one of those things thats better in real life than on paper.

100% speed improvement, lighter, thinner, gyroscope, cameras are all winners in my book, but yeah, it hardly makes the current iPad feel obsolete, thats how good iPad is I suppose.

Hey Marc,

I’ve been holding out for it, so I’ll now purchase one, they land in Australia 25th March.
I am not blown away either as I’ve used the current one quite a bit also, I am happy to see that they are (Engadget) are reporting that it is blazing fast, that is something nice to look forward too… Time will tell


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