iPad 2 Specifications: Review of Specs & Prices
The iPad 2 was unveiled on March 2nd, 2011.
It became available for sale in the US from March 11, 2011 and will be available in some selected international countries from March 25th, worldwide. The iPad 2 will be available both on AT&T and Verizon. The cheapest wi-fi 16GB version costs only $499, just as the original iPad. The most expensive one featuring wi-fi and 3G and 64GB costs around $829.
As a summary, the specs are released on the osxdaily site:
- HDMI video out cable: $39
- Magnetic flap bendable case with auto-align in various color that can serve as a stand for the iPad. Poly cases are $39, leather $69
The iPad 2 has front and rear cameras for photos, video, and facetime. Initially reviews say the cameras are very weak, but should be good enough for Face Time chat and basic photo shoot features. The iPad 2 features the Apple’s A5 dual core processor, which will help graphics run up 9x faster while maintaining the same 10 hour battery life as the original iPad. It has a gyroscope, which is perfect for gaming. The iPad 2 is 33% thinner than it predecessor at 0.34 inches and weighs only 1.33 pounds. The iPad 2 supports 3G service from Verizon, in addition to AT&T. The plans at Verizon start from $20 per month for 1 GB of data. With an $40 adapter, you can hook up your iPad 2 to any TV with an HDMI port and display apps, websites, videos etc on the big screen. The iPad 2’s smart cover received as many reviews as the iPad itself. The smart cover snaps on with magnets and puts the iPad to sleep when you close it.