iPad 2 Announced, Available March 11th

The iPad 2 will be available March 11th (alongside iOS 4.3) in both black and white. The updated tablet features the same great 10 hour battery life, despite a dual-core A5 processor and 33% decrease in thickness and lighter design. Apple claims that the updated CPU will boost the graphics performance nine fold, making it by far the fastest touch-screen Apple product yet. As rumored, the iPad 2 has both a VGA-quality front and a rear camera capable of shooting video in 720p.

The resolution and available capacities will stay the same as the original, and 3G models will be available on Verizon and AT&T.

  • Dual core A5 processor
  • Rear camera: HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second, 5x still zoon
  • Front camera: VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera
  • Gyroscope
  • Dramatically thinner (8.8 mm)
  • 1.3 lbs, (.2 lbs lighter)
  • 1/3 thinner than the iPad (even thinner than the iPhone 4)
  • Available in both black and white
  • Verizon and AT&T
  • No LTE
  • Same starting price: $499
  • 16, 32, 64GB versions
  • 10 hour battery life
  • HDMI mirrored video out adapter—up to 1080p ($39)
  • Magnetic “Smart Cover” ($39 poly, $69 leather)
  • Updated iMovie (share to YouTube, Vimeo, and more)
  • GarageBand

Check out the full specs and product videos at Apple.

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