The unwra… unveiling of the iPad 2

Hey there, ladies and gents of Mac Land, are you excited? I mean, it’s the iPad 2! I want to make a joke about the next step in women’s menstruation, but that would be old hat. It finally gets Face Time and increased.. wait, there’s no increased storage. Sorry. It is, however,  a little thinner than the iPhone 4. Look below for some specifics.

Shipping: March 11

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
$499.99 $599.99

$699.99

 

 

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G

16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
$629.99 $729.99

$829.99

The biggest changes:

  • 2 Processors instead of 1, making it twice as fast.
  • 8.8 mm thick, 1/3 thinner than the iPad, thinner than the iPhone 4
  • Lighter than the iPad
  • HD (720p) camera in the back, front facing camera for Face Time
  • Available in black and white

What stayed the same:

  • Screen Size/Resolution
  • Battery Life

iPadSpecsAppleDotCom

Size and Weight

Wi-Fi

Wi-fi + 3G
Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)

    Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
    Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
    Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
    Weight: 1.35 pounds (613 g)
    (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
    Weight: 1.34 pounds (607 g)
    (Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon model)

       

      Smart Covers

      The original iPad cases covered the entire device, these do not. The new iPad covers are a flap that covers the front of the iPad and sticks to it, then they bend back and go all origami, turning into a make-shift stand. It auto wakes up/sleeps as you put the cover off and on. The inside of the covers has a fiber cloth that cleans the screen, and and it sticks to the device using magnet. It will be available in poly and leather, both available in 5 colors each. The Poly is priced at $39, the leather at $69.

      smartcover-2 [Information and Image Source: Apple.com]

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