Apple has just announcedÂ iPad 2 in its event in the USA. The new iPad 2 had enhanced the hardware and the software compared to the old iPad 1, mainly on an upgraded processor (1GHz dual core A5 processor), front and rear cameras and lighter + thinner design which comes in black and white color. Surprisingly, the battery life remains the same as 10 hours after upgrading the processor, and the price is exactly the same as iPad 1! Sadly, the iPad 2 screen resolution still remain the same as iPad 1 at 1024×768 pixels unlike the iPhone 4 retina display.
Take a look at the video below on the full features of the iPad 2.
Here are the comparisons between iPad 2 & iPad 1.
Apple iPad 2 VS Apple iPad 1 â€“ Hardware and Software Enhancements
iPad 2 has dual core A5 processor compared to A4 single core processor in iPad 1
iPad 2 has twice as fast CPU as iPad 1 has.
iPad has 9 times faster graphics performance as compared to iPad 1
Same power consumption as iPad 1 which is good as it saves battery
There are two video cameras, front and rear
Video Conferencing and facetime is possible with iPad 2 between iPad 2 and iPad 2, iPhone orÂ Mac OS
Thickness is reduced by 33%, from 13.4 mm in iPad 1 to just 8.8 mm in iPad 2 which makes it very sleek
iPad 2 weights only 1.3 pound compared to 1.5 pound for iPad 1
Comes in both Black and White colour opposed to only black in iPad 1
Works with both Verizon and AT&T
10 Hours battery life â€“ same as iPad 1 without any compromise
Added new gyroscopes for motion sensing in iPad 2 which was not there in iPad 1
iPad 2 comes with HDMI output which was not there in iPad 1
iPad 2 HDMI output is mirrored in full HD resolution which was not there in iPad 1
iPad 2 can remain in charging while connected to HDMI output
iPad 2 HDMI output supports screen rotation and all apps
iPad 2 HDMI output connector is sold separately for $39
iPad 2 has optional Covers which are magnetic and cover the screen. They stick to the iPad 2 using magnets
iPad 2 cover can be used as stand and back cover to hold it in convenient position
iPad 2 covers donâ€™t add much weight and keep the screen clean, it also auto locks the display when the cover is on.
The smart cover is something really smart though!
The iPad 2 will be available in the US starting on 11th March 2011. Other regions will be available by end March. Malaysia? Well I guess we will have to wait at least 4-5 months just to have this in store considering the iPad 1 just launched here few months ago. You may have a look at the comparison below between the new iPad 2 and some of the latest tablets launched lately.
So what do you think about the new iPad 2? Is the new design revolutionary?Â By the way, if you are still interested in getting the iPad 1, here’s the great news!! The iPad 1 price had just been reduced where the 16GB wifi version is only at RM1199 now! Click here to have a look.