Apple iPad 2 is now official; iPad 2 with Wi-Fi to be available on March 11
Finally….Finally…… Most anticipate and awaited Tablet has been unveiled, the Apple iPad 2 as previous reorts unveiled at the Event by Apple’s very own Steve Jobs who appeared on stage winning thunderous applause.
Recently CEO Steve Jobs has been suffering from health problems, but surprisingly Steve managed to participate the event to uncover the Apple iPad 2, saying, “We’ve been working on this product for a while now and I just didn’t want to miss today.” let’s look at what is under the hood.
The Apple iPad 2 is powered with a mighty dual-core A5 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz and with a 33% thinner body. The new tablet will also feature HDMI output capable of 1080p — which will set you back $39 for the requisite dongle. There’s an enlarged speaker grille on the back, as expected, though resolution has not budged from the original iPad’s 1024 x 768.
Steve Jobs made sure to underline that the second-gen iPad will be the first dual-core tablet to ship “in volume” – so much for the rumors about component shortages, Performance-wise the A5 chip will bring double the processing speed of the original iPad and up to 9 times the graphical power.
It’s even thinner than the iPhone 4 and it will weigh 1.3 pounds now. We know what you are all wondering now – the release date! No need to worry – March 11th is the official release date for the U.S. market, while another 26 countries will get it on March 25th.
“With more than 15 million iPads sold, iPad has defined an entirely new category of mobile devices,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “While others have been scrambling to copy the first generation iPad, we’re launching iPad 2, which moves the bar far ahead of the competition and will likely cause them to go back to the drawing boards yet again.”
Eager to know pricing of the device?, iPad 2 has extremely competitive pricing you just go through this press release :
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.