Apple, Inc. CEO Steve Jobs surprised everybody on Wednesday when he took the stage to unveil the second iteration of its popular tablet computer. Jobs has been on medical leave since the 17th of January this year and was not expected to appear in the launch event.
In his opening keynote, Jobs said, “We’ve been working on this product for awhile, and I didn’t want to miss it.” Jobs and other Apple senior executives then took turns in highlighting new features of Apple’s tablet computer. The iPad 2 received positive reviews from Apple users and ordinary tech fans for its improved functionality. Some eager beavers started checking out o2 iphone 4 deals online and responding to their email, so keen were they to get on with using the hardware.
Available in black and white models, the iPad™ 2 features an entirely new design that is 33% thinner and up to 15% lighter than the original iPad but the size and weight aren’t the highlights of the unveiling. Now touting a dual-core processor called Apple A5, the iPad™ 2 is said to be twice as fast as its predecessor with graphics performance improved to up to 9 times better than on the original.
Launching with iOS 4.3, the 2011 iPad will ship with FaceTime® and Photo Booth® out of the box taking full advantage of the front and back cameras of the device.
The pricing for the iPad™ 2, available March 11 in the United States, remains unchanged with the original iPad now selling at a lower price of $399 for the 16 GB WiFi model.
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