Now that apple have lifted the lid on the upcoming iPad 2, in its media launch on 2 March we can now reveal the final specifications of the device.
iPad 2 Features and Specifications
Thinner the iPad 2 is 33% thinner than the original at only 0.34” (.863 cm) thick.
Faster – The iPad 2 features a dual core A5 processor as well as a faster graphic processor that is capable of pushing graphics up to 9 times faster than the original model.
10 Hour Battery life – Surprisingly Apple have managed to make the iPad 2 faster with more powerful processors yet it has the same 10 hour battery life.
Cameras – Yes thats right the iPad 2 features 2 cameras that are capable of both still and video, and can be used for Facetime or as a webcam for messenger applications such as Skype or Yahoo chat. Apple have not published any real specification on the iPad 2’s cameras however other websites speculate it a 1 megapixel camera.
iPad 2 Smart Covers – These smart covers are magnetic which magnetically snap onto the iPad 2, in addition when you close the smart cover the iPad 2 instantly goes to sleep to save battery power and then when you open the smart cover the iPad 2 instantly awakens. iPad 2 Smart Covers come in 10 colours
iPad 2 Video Mirroring - With the purchase of an optional cable you are able to output the screen of your iPad 2 to a TV, Video projector or Monitor, allowing for the iPad 2 to be your one stop shop for presentations on the road.
iPad 2 AirPlay – AirPlay lets you stream Video, Music and photos from the device to ay AirPlay enabled speakers or Apple TV via your Wifi Network.
The iPad 2 will be released in the United States today (11 March 2011) at the following feature and price points:
|16 Gb||32 Gb||64 Gb|
|Wifi Only||US $499||US $599||US $699|
|Wifi + 3G||US $629||US $729||US $829|
Note the iPad 2 Wifi + 3G model supports the following 3G/Cell technologies
GSM model: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)