Apple finally took the covers off the second coming of their extremely popular iPad tablet. It’s actually been one of their most successful post-PC products to date and with good reason. It’s one of Apple’s more affordable products with a starting price of $499 and it’s super portable. The iPad 2 is lighter and faster than its predecessor and it packs some new features which we’ve been demanding since before the original iPad even dropped. So what’s changed? The design’s been tweaked as the iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and weighs only 1.3 pounds. The beauty now houses a dual core processor chip dubbed the A5 for up to nine times the performance speeds.
The boys in Cupertino have finally officially taken the covers off their newest device. It’ll be called the iPad, a name that’s been floating around for quite sometime. It looks great. The body’s slim, looks pretty comfy in Jobs’ hands. The OS is like an exploded version of the iPhone’s with a few cool features like ability to view YouTube in HD and an email interface with some enhanced aesthetics. Landscape and portrait view are enabled in the majority of uses. You’ve got maps, calendars, built-in iTunes Store, and iPhoto integration with events, places and faces. Movies, TV shows, music videos, audiobooks, just about everything you can watch on your iPhone, you can access through this beauty.
Hardware specs – 1.5 lbs., 0.5 inch thick with a 9.7 inch display, full capacitive multitouch, all powered by the 1GHz Apple A4 chip. Storage can be from 16GB to 64GB of flash memory. The usual suspects are all here – bluetooth 2.1 EDR, accelerometer, compass, WiFi 802.11n, microphone, and speaker. The iPad has a 10-hour battery life with a month of standby time. Wow. (more…)