Summary : Apple iPad 2 been launched by the Apple CEO Steve Jobs where he gave a brief presentation in front of the Journalists about the features of this Apple iPad 2.The Price of the Apple iPad 2 will range from $499 to $899.The starting model is the 16GB model and the High Priced model is the 64 GB model. For high speed and graphic display,Apple added a complete New Processor A5.The Higher priced model will also have WiFi and even 3G.The Apple iPad 2 is much more slimmer than iPhone 4.There are two cameras both on the back as well as front side for Video Conferencing.Apple iPad 2 will be also available with HDMI port as well as small microfiber stand. While mentioning the Uniqueness and ability of Apple iPad 2,Steve Jobs told that in iPad, there are thousands of applications more than other Andriods in the market.Apart from iPad ,the Apple iPhone is a big hit and already 100 million been sold.

Apple® today introduced iPadTM 2, the next generation of its magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more. iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. 

iPad 2 features Apple's new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime® and Photo Booth®, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time. Though it is thinner, lighter, faster and packed with new features, iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life* that users have come to expect. iPad 2 is available in black or white, features models that run on AT&T's and Verizon's 3G networks, and introduces the innovative iPad 2 Smart Cover in a range of vibrant polyurethane and rich leather colors.

"With more than 15 million iPads sold, iPad has defined an entirely new category of mobile devices," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "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."

With the new front and rear cameras, iPad 2 users can now make FaceTime calls to millions of iPhone® 4, iPod touch® and Mac® users so they can see family and friends anywhere there is Wi-Fi. Photo Booth lets you apply fun visual effects, including eight photo special effects like Squeeze, Twirl and Kaleidoscope, to photos captured by either camera.
iPad 2 comes with iOS 4.3, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, with new features including faster Safari® mobile browsing performance; iTunes® Home Sharing; enhancements to AirPlay®;** the choice to use the iPad side switch to either lock the screen rotation or mute audio; and Personal Hotspot to share an iPhone 4 cellular data connection over Wi-Fi.*** Additional iPad 2 features include a built-in gyro for advanced gaming; HSUPA support for enhanced 3G upload speeds on iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on AT&T, and HDMI Video Mirroring that lets users mirror their iPad screen on an HDTV using an optional adaptor.

The innovative new iPad 2 Smart Cover provides protection for the iPad screen while maintaining its thin and lightweight profile. Designed with a unique self-aligning magnetic hinge that makes it easy to attach and remove, the new iPad 2 Smart Cover automatically wakes iPad 2 when it's opened and puts it to sleep when it's closed, and has a soft microfiber lining to help keep the screen clean. The Smart Cover also folds into a stand for typing or viewing videos and is available in vibrant polyurethane for $39 or rich leather for $69 in a range of colors, including a (PRODUCT) RED one which helps support the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Apple also introduced two new apps: iMovie® and GarageBand® for iPad, both available on the App Store℠ for just $4.99 each. With iMovie, iPad 2 users can shoot and edit videos right on their iPad and post their movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and their MobileMe℠ gallery; watch them on their iPod®, iPhone or iPad; as well as view them on their HDTV using AirPlay and Apple TV®. GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of touch instruments and 8-track recording studio, allowing you to perform with onscreen keyboards, guitars, drums and basses using multi-touch gestures-even if you don't play a musical instrument.

iPad 2 runs almost all of the over 350,000 apps available on the App Store and there are more than 65,000 native iPad apps available from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. The iTunes Store gives iPad users access to the world's most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over 14 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes and over 10,000 films including over 3,500 in stunning high definition video. 

WHY BUYING iPAD 2 ? REASON is .........

All around the internet, there have been mixed reactions to last night's launch of the successor to arguably the most successful tablet so far. The iPad 2 debuted as expected, without the higher resolution screen and SD card slot as previously rumoured, but instead with a newfangled cover built-in to the iPad body itself. Newfangled may be too strong of a word to use for a flap secured with magnets, employing the magic of proximity sensors to turn the iPad on and off, but when it's called the "Smart Cover", you can sell it for US$39 to US$69. 

Of course there's the design; In tune with the recent Macbook Air minimalistic stylings, the iPad 2 now does certainly look that much sexier boasting a 1/3 slim-down compared to the original iPad and a hair thinner than the iPhone 4.

Let's talk specs for a moment: It's quite obvious that a dual-core processor would make its way into the iPad 2, giving double the processing power and up to 9 times the graphics power for all the sexy games that MAY make their way to iOS. A bump in specs is always good right?

I'm not getting one. That's not to say you shouldn't, but if you already own an iPad as I do, I don't see any good reason to upgrade unless there are iPad 2 specific apps that are developed over the next year or so which completely rock my world. Although by then, the iPad 3 would probably be out already.

I almost never play games on my iPad, i've got my iPhone for that. It's like how I never read stuff on my iPhone, because I've got an iPad for that. I don't think the 2x speed and 9x graphics power is going to help my Magazine/Comics/Twitter/Photo Portfolio/Surfing at all.

I was disappointed with the launch, i'll not hide that. Demo-ing iMovie and Garageband, programs that are honestly best suited for the computer and that everyone is familiar with as well as showing Facetime for the upteenth time like it was the best thing since having a conversation face to face just grinds my gears. I'm a strong believer in having devices that excel at what you use them for, rather than trying to do everything, which I believe this iPad is trying to do.

I'm not saying that the iPad 2 will be a big, fat flop but quite the contrary. At the price point, combined with the fervour of the cultists who will buy anything Apple, they will sell a shit ton of these tablets. Guess what, they will sell a crapola ton of the old iPad too, thanks to people like me and the price cuts of US$100! I'm still waiting for the iPad 3, one that will probably rewrite the tablet handbook as well as Apple can innovate.

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