Just as I got my hands on an iPad, Apple released a thinner, lighter and faster iPad2. iPad followers or those who held back from getting the first release can buy the iPad2 from the Apple Online Store starting March 11 and avail of their free shipping.
The new iPad 2 is 33% lighter, 15% lighter, has a dual-core A5 chip which makes it two times faster and has a battery life of 10 hours. Gamers can enjoy its up to 9 times faster graphics performance. Other new stuff are two cameras (front and back), HD video recording and FaceTime video calling which was first made available in the iPhone 4. US prices are as follows:
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
16GB – $499
32GB – $599
64GB – $699
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G
16GB – $629
32GB – $729
64GB – $829
(with AT&T and Verizon Wireless)
The iPad 2 is available in two colors, black and white.