Apple iPad 2 Arrives! Features, Tech Specs, Availability & Price

Recently, Apple has launched the Apple iPad in India, and now after only approximately one month, Apple has announced the second generation of iPad aka Apple iPad 2, and we can  expect India launch of Apple iPad 2 by this year’s end.

Yes! The day has finally arrived, no more rumors.. No more guess… Apple iPad 2 finally got its underway, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has officially unveiled the iPad 2 at the Yerba Buena Center For the Arts Theater. Interestingly, the Apple iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter compared to Apple iPad aka iPad 1. Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated that Apple managed to sell more than 15 million iPads in 2010, and despite of various products launching from several manufacturers, iPad strongly secured the more than 90 percent market share. But.. But… according to market reviews, Android Tablets has challenged iPad with their affordable prices.

Apple iPad 2- Thinnest and Lightest Design

Apple iPad 2 boast same looks on front side of first edition iPad, but it is different at side. Apple says, “Once you pick up iPad 2, it’ll be hard to put down. ” But after looking at iPad 2, we found that is in nothing more than thinner and lightest, as result it feels comfortable in our hands, and as a result it makes easy to suf the web, checking emails, wathcin movies, and reading eBooks online. Apple iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and upto 15 percent lighter compared to first edition iPad. The new Apple ipad 2 WiFi version has 1.3 pounds weight and measures only 8.8mm, while Apple iPad 2 WiFi+3G version weighs 1.35 pounds. It has 9.50 inches height and 7.31 inches width.

Apple iPad 2 – Processor and Graphics

Apple iPad 2 is powered by a Dual-core A5 processor to deliver stunning performance and blazing fast speeds upto two times. Hence, with two cores Apple iPad delivers superior performance while playing games, browsing internet, watching movies and listening to songs, making FaceTime video calls, gaming, and going from app to app to app. smoother Multitasking and faster applications loading, Thanks to upto 9x times faster graphics.

Apple iPad 2 – Dual Cameras & Hello to FaceTime for iPad

Apple iPad 2 boasts two cameras, one on the front and one on the back. Apple said these dual cameras are designed for Facetime video calling, The front camera enables face-to-face calling, and one can also switch to back camera during video call. Ofcourse, back camera can record HD Videos at superior quality, also allows you to capture unforgettable moments of your life. The back camera recores HD 720p HD Videos at up to 30 frames per second with audio, while it can capture still images at upto 5x digital zoom. The front VGA camera record videos at up to 30 frames per second with audio.

Apple iPad 2 – Battery

Apart from the slimmest and lightest design, The Apple iPad 2 delivers upto 10hours of battery backup. That enables you to watch movies, or other tasks without any interruption even while on the Go. Thank to A5 chip and iOS operating system, that helps iPad to run long on single charge.

Apple iPad 2 – LED backlit display with Multi-touch interface

iPad 2 boasts 9.7 inches LED backlit display, that takes experience to next level while watching movies, viewing photos and  videos with crisp, and bright clearity. So no matter you are wathing it in portrait or landscape mode, it can automatically adjusts to best fit. The IPS (in-lance switching) technology equipped display features a wide, 178° viewing angle that makes it viewable clearly to even if you wanna share something to someone who is sitting with you. The Multi-Touch interface enables you to everything with your fingers. When your fingers touch the display, it senses them using electrical fields, and then it transforms your taps, swipes, pinches, and flicks into lifelike actions.

Apple i Pad 2 – iOS 4 Operating System

Apple iPad 2 is powered by iOS 4, which is seamlessly designed to work with iPad hardware with secure, stable and responsive performance. It includes all built-in apps for your everyday work. One can choose apps from more than 65,000 apps available for iPad.

Apple i Pad 2 – Instant On, WiFi & 3G Connectivity

The iPad 2 is amazing gadget, when you press the Home button, it instantly wakes from sleep. It is fast, efficient, and reliable flash storage. It has built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n/b/g/n) wireless technology that finds Wi-Fi networks automatically. It is also available with 3G connectivity, which lets you to stay connected even where Wi-Fi is not available. So that you can stay connected on the Go and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR lets you transfer data wirelessly and HDMI cable connector outputs HD videos via 30-pin dock connector port.

Apple iPad 2 – Other Features

Finally, Apple iPad 2 boasts stunning features. it features built-in accelerometer, that lets to rotate iPad to portrait, landscape or up down modes. The accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope and compass all work together to deliver stunning experience. The side witch offers two options including Mute or Rotation lock. The back panel speakers expected to deliver superior audio output.

Pricing & Availability
Apple will start shipping of iPad 2 by March 2011. It will be up for grabs in United States (US) by March 2011 and on  March 25, it will be reached in other 15 European counries. Apple CEO stated that iPad 2 would available in other countries around the world in coming months, we hope it sill also launched in India soon.

  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi (16 GB model) – $499
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi (32 GB model) – $599
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi (64 GB model) – $699
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (16 GB model) – $629
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (32 GB model) – $729
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (64 GB model) – $829
  • HDMI Connector Cable – $39
  • Poly Smart Cover in 5 colors – $39
  • Leather Smart Cover in 5 colors – $69
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