So after all that fanfare and rumors, we finally get to see Apple's second iteration of the iPad. The tablet has some really good specs to boast of and some of its versions are also being sold at the original iPad prices.
The iPad 2 is out now
The iPad 2 will come in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models. There are a lot of features that the iPad 2 boasts of. There's AirPlay and AirPrint, which lets users stream media and print documents wirelessly. Also, FaceTime makes its first appearance on the tablet (probably something that many were waiting for) so you can video chat using an iPad 2 as well. Coming to numbers, let's take a look at the iPad 2's specifications:
9.7-inch LED-Backlit Multitouch Display screen
3G (optional), Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
Dual cameras with video recording capability for HD (720p) videos
Internal storage options of 16/32/64 GB
3.5 mm audio jack
The iPad 2 will also be rolling out with the new iOS 4.3 (we've seen the beta version of it before). There's also the regular feature-set of a digital compass, a gyrometer, an accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. This tablet will also have access to GarageBand and iMovie which lets you play different instruments and edit videos respectively.
AirPlay your way through movies, photos and videos…
The iPad 2 will be hitting stores in the US on March 11th while in other countries like the UK, France, Germany and Japan, it should be out on the 25th of March. The basic only Wi-Fi 16 GB model will set you back by $499 (approx Rs. 23,000) whereas the 32 GB and 64 GB versions are priced at $599 (approx Rs. 27,000) and $699 (approx Rs. 32,000) respectively. Also the 16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model is suggested to cost $629 (approx Rs. 29,000), the 32 GB version at $729 (approx Rs. 33,000) and the 64 GB version at $829 (approx Rs. 38,000).