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Computers: Apple Launches the iPad 2

The Apple iPad 2 was released on March 2nd 2011 by Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, who said:

“With more than 15 million iPads sold, iPad has defined an entirely new category of mobile devices. While others have been scrambling to copy the first generation iPad, we’re launching iPad 2, which moves the bar far ahead of the competition and will likely cause them to go back to the drawing boards yet again.”

Features of the iPad 2:

  • 33 percent thinner
  • Up to 15 percent lighter
  • 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen
  • Dual-core A5 processor
  • Two cameras; a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Available in black or white
  • In the US: runs on AT&T’s and Verizon’s 3G networks
  • iPad 2 Smart Cover available in a range of vibrant polyurethane and rich leather colors, which wakes iPad 2 when it’s opened and puts it to sleep when it’s closed, similar to a laptop.
  • HDMI Video Mirroring allowing users to mirror their iPad screen on an HDTV using an optional adaptor.

Release Dates

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available on March 11th for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model.

iPad 2 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25th; and in many more countries around the world in the coming months.


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