iPad 2 released in the US

ipad-2 Today, the second version of Apple’s tablet iPad 2 was released in the US. The customers formed long queue ahead of the release to get hold of the new iPad. One college student, Amanda Foote, used her business sense by selling her first spot in iPad line for $900 to an app developer, Hazem Sayed. Well, for that price she scarified a wait in the line for about 41 hours in the line. That was still cheaper than the $1,200 line spots during the release of iPhone 4

Nobody denies that the new iPad is top class product, but many original iPad owners were reported to be skeptical in upgrading the one year old original.  But a survey in the line in front of Apple stores showed that 70% of first iPad 2 buyers own original iPad.

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The unboxing videos, almost every sites prepared, were good. But, the ultimate teardown showed everything that is inside the magical device including 512 MB RAM, never told about by Apple. The RAM in the new device is twice that of the original iPad with 256 MB RAM

Technical Specification:

Physical Dimension: 9.5×7.31x.34 inches
Weight: 1.33 pounds
Capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB
Price: US$499 to $829
Cameras: Rear camera for 720p video recording; front VGA camera for video chat. Both also shoot stills.
Screen: 9.7-inches, 1024×768 pixels at 132 pixels per inch
Battery life: Up to 10 hours

iPad 2 hands-on (video)

Macworld’s Jason Snell shows off Apple’s new thinner and lighter iPad, version 2. That was after it was announced today by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

was posted on Mar 23, 2011 @ 01:13

iPad 2 – international market release on time

20091015_zaf_c99_002.jpg The rumor of the delay of iPad 2 release, in the wake of Japan earthquake and tsunami crisis, has proved to be wrong. Apple today has confirmed that the international customers will be able to get hold of the new tablet device, on the pre-planned 25 countries release, on March 25.

The release date in Japan however is postponed for later date. Lately, rumors of a constrained supply on the materials has help spread the rumor of the tablet device to be in short-supply.

The Friday, March 25 release of iPad 2 will include countries Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The online sale of The iPad 2 will start at 1 a.m. local time on March 25 and the device will be sold in Apple Stores and its authorized resellers at 5 pm local time for the same day.

The iPad 2 was launched in the US on March 11, but the device has been in short-supply in almost all of the retail locations since then. Recently, Apple has increased the shipping time of online order from a few days to 4 to 5 weeks.

Apple has said that Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and other countries will get their Apple iPad 2 in the beginning of April.

was posted on Mar 2, 2011 @ 05:06

iPad 2 to feature Thunderbolt ?

Thunderbolt is the new technology from Intel that appeared for the first time in MacBook pros unveiled recently. The superfast I/O technology is said to be exclusive to Apple for at least a year. YourAppleDaily has posted a screenshot of Amazon.de showing iPad 2 to be available on 17 March.

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Here’s the specs:

9.7-inch screen
1.2GHz CPU
Wi-Fi
Thunderbolt
Camera
Bluetooth

This page is not available anymore at Amazon.de.

posted on Feb 23, 2011 @ 17:10

Apple iPad 2 on March 2 – confirmed!

march-2-event-ipad-2According to The Loop, Apple has sent an invitations to the media event to be held on on held on March 2, 2011 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

This announcement confirmed the rumor going around yesterday about the March 2 event and also proved that another rumor about delay in the release of iPad 2 was false.

The iOS calendar icon image sent with the invitation shows the date March 2 peeling away to show an iPad in the background. It confirms that the event will be related to iPad.

The features of the new device is tightly guarded by apple but many expect a front-facing camera, FaceTime video support, thinner form factor and a better processor, more RAM, a faster CPU, and improved graphics (although display might remain same). Some even speculate the removal of home button from the device.

The first-generation device released in late January of 2010, beat Apple’s own expectation by selling more than 15 million devices in 2010. Even before the announcement of iPad2, the rumors of iPad 3 has already started with the release date somewhere later in 2011. This release will determine the future of other players in the tablet market like HP’s WebOS tabletVeer, Motorolla Xoom, Blackberry Playbook and other similar tablets.

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