iPad 2 is official! New design, A5 processor

Wed, Mar 2, 2011


It’s official folks. Apple has unveiled the iPad 2, featuring a new design, an A5 chip, a dual core processor and 9x faster graphics. “We go all out on the graphics performance. Up to 9 times faster. Same low power as A4. This will be the first dual core tablet to ship in volume,” Jobs said.

Also in the mix, as expected, are rear and front facing video cameras, and a gyroscope. As for the design, the iPad 2 is 33% thinner, shrinking from 13.4mm to 8.8mm. Interestingly, it’s even thinner than the iPhone 4! It’s also .2 pounds lighter than the original iPad. The new iPad will come in both black and white and will be available on both AT&T and Verizon. Battery life remains the same, an impressive 10 hours and 1 month of standby time. The iPad also supports HDMI video out.

The product will begin shipping on March 11 with 26 more countries on deck starting on March 25.


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