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Apple's iPad 2: Available March 11th and Details

Posted By: Matt McGloin
03/03/2011 - 11:37am

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Apple unveiled the iPad 2 at a press conference announcing that it will be available March 11th for both AT&T and Verizon.

The new iPad 2 will be lighter and faster with no change in screen dimensions.

Among the new features:

• The iPad 2 features Apple's new dual-core A5 processor. The dual-core processors promise to be twice as fast for CPU performance, and nine times faster for graphics.

• Expect to see a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, as well as a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, which would allow programs such as FaceTime to be used by iPad owners for the first time.

• The iPad 2 comes with iOS 4.3, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

• An iPad 2 Smart Cover: Designed with a unique self-aligning magnetic hinge that makes it easy to attach and remove, the new iPad 2 Smart Cover automatically wakes iPad 2 when it is opened and puts it to sleep when it's closed, and has a soft microfiber lining to help keep the screen clean.

Pricing & Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available on March 11 for a suggested retail price of $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model, and $699 for the 64GB model.

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model, and $829 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 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model.

The iPad 2 will be sold in the US through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Source: IGN

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About: Matt McGloin
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