Apple confirmed the resolution of the cameras on the iPad 2 are VGA (on the front) and 720p resolution (on the back). The iPad’s screen is also 1024×768—same as the original iPad. The several Apple reps that we spoke with in the briefing area were not willing to give up details about how much RAM the device has; one representative said that those details “aren’t important” and that the company would rather keep that under wraps to focus attention on the new A5 processor instead.
iPad 2 Price: $499 for 16GB
$829 for a fully-loaded model
iPad 2 Release Date: US – March 11
World – March 25 (26 countries)
iPad 2 Features
1. iPad2 will be 33% Thinner
2. The iPad 2 will sport dual webcams.
3. Faster Processor (Dual-core A5 CPU – twice as fast as the first iPad’s A4 processor)
4. 3G+WiFi units will be available from either AT&T or Verizon.
5. iPad 2 units will be available in black and white. Both options will ship on March 11.
6. The iPad 2 will connect to high definition displays via a $39 HDMI-out cable, which will transfer video (up to 1080p) from your iPad to your HDTV
8. Like the iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad 2 features an integrated gyroscope. Combined with the device’s compass and accelerometer, the iPad 2 will be able to take advantage of a wider variety of games than its predecessor.
9. New apps like iMovie and Garage Band were designed specifically for the iPad 2 and will be available for $4.99. iMovei lets users record, edit and share HD video. GarageBand allows for audio recording and editing, and also features a selection of virtual instruments that users can play and create with.
10. Even with its new features, Apple claims that the iPad 2 will feature the same 10-hour battery life as its predecessor. In addition, the system should last for up to a month on standby.
11. New line of magnetic cases will be available for the iPad 2′s slimmer build. The cases put the device to sleep when closed and wake the device up when opened. The smart cases come in a variety of colors in either polyurethane ($39) and leather ($69).
12. iPad 2 units will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations. Pricing starts at $499 for 16GB WiFi-only models and range up to $829 for a fully-loaded model.