iPad 2 and its features
Steve Jobs today introduced iPad 2, At a special event in San Francisco. New iPad 2 is an all new design which features:
1.2GHz Dual-core A5 chip processor – Which is 2x faster than original iPad A4 chip processor and Graphics performance is nine times faster. Display on iPad 2 look amazing.
Gyroscope – As in iPhone and iPod touch.
Built-in cameras – Front and Rare facing camera. The front camera is capable of recording VGA-resolution (640-by-480) video at 30 frames per second with audio and photos at 640-by-480. The back camera can record HD video at 720p at 30 frames per second with audio. When in still camera mode, the back camera has a 5X digital zoom.
The iPad 2 features a 9.7-inch LCD screen with a 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch, like the original previous iPad. Striking things about the iPad 2 is that’s dramatically thinner. It is 33% thinner than original iPad. That is 13.4mm to 8.8mm. And its lighter too only 1.3 pound compared to 1.5 pound of original ipad. It’s available in both black and white color.
Even with such great feature the battery life is same as original iPad 10 hours.
To cove such a beautiful screen it has its own cover. which is flap that cover the front of the device. It dos not use screw but magnet. It automatically wakes the iPad when you open it, and puts it to sleep when it closes it. Cover are available in Poly cases and Leather case, which are $39 and $69 respectively.
Some other new features of iPad 2 are.
- HDMI mirrod video output.
- Provides output up to 1080p. Works with all apps.
- You can charge while using.
- Flap that covers the front of the device. Its not a case.
Four new apps developed by apple for iPad 2 are.
- Built-in FaceTime
- Built-in Photo Booth
- iMovie for iPad. $4.99
- GarageBand for iPad. $4.99
Apple offers six models of the iPad 2. There are three Wi-Fi only models: a $499 version with 16GB of flash storage; a $599 model with 32GB of flash storage; and a $699 model with 64GB of flash storage.
Apple will offer three 3G-equipped models: a $629 version with 16GB of flash storage; a $729 model with 323GB of flash storage; and a $829 model with 64GB of flash storage. Apple said that the 3G iPad will work with AT&T or Verizon.
Apple said that iPad 2 will be available on March 11.
According to the Apple they sold 5 million iPad in only nine months. Along with sharing sales numbers and the fact that over 65,000 iPad apps are available.