The much awaited iPad 2 by Apple was finally unveiled yesterday by no other than Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. A lot were surprised that Jobs appeared to give the talk given that he recently filed a temporary medical leave.
So what’s new with the iPad 2? What are its specs and upgrades from the previous version of iPad? The iPad 2 is much thinner and lighter weighing just 1.3lbs, down from the 1.5 lbs weigt of its predecessor. It also comes in two colors – black and white. AT &T and Verizon will be the initial supporters of its 3G mobile broadband capability.
Starting next week, March 11, 2011, Apple will begin shipping iPad 2 in the US. Two weeks after that, on March 25, it will also be available in at least 26 countries.
Aside from the mentioned specs above, the iPad 2 has a dual camera, one in front and at the back enabling users to use its new “Face Time” feature. FaceTime on iPad 2 lets you drop in on your favorite people and see how they’re doing, what they’re doing, and who they’re with. With a tap, your iPad 2 calls someone else’s iPad 2, iPhone 4, new iPod touch, or Mac over Wi-Fi. And there you are, face-to-face, in the middle of a friend’s party or with your family on the couch.
Another feature of the new iPad is the Photo Booth, which is tagged as ‘your very own candid camera’. Photo Booth takes snapshots of you and your friends in ways far from ordinary — from funny to artsy to really bizarre. Make a few faces, snap a few snaps, and see your wacky side.
Other features of the previous version of the iPad that includes mail, internet surfing thriugh Safari web browser, iBooks, videos, photos, maps, calendars, notes, 10-hour battery life, etc will also be available in the new iPad 2.
Also announced in the iPad 2 unveiling is its accessories such as a HDMI output cable which costs $39 and a ‘Smart Cover’ case which acts as a screen protector at a $69 price tag. Will all these features, the new price of the new iPad 2 remains unchanged starting at $499 for a 16GB model. Definitely, the new iPad 2 is a great competitor of the new android tablets that recently came out in the market. For Apple fans, there is a Huge Apple Inventory Sale! Lowest Prices of the Year with Free Shipping – Save up to $110!