The iPad 2: Everything You Need To Know About the Hardware

This morning / afternoon (depending on where in the world you are) Steve Jobs announced the second generation iPad. That’s right, Steve Jobs. He hosted the entire keynote, and looked fantasticly not sick in his turtleneck and jeans. Here are some of the great new features of the iPad 2:

 

[By the way, if you’re not already an iPad owner, you can get one, starting March 11th, for just $329. That’s right. The original iPad without the new features will be sold for as little as $329.]

 

Updated Processor

-Dual Core Apple A5 Processor

-Up to 2x Faster CPU

-Up to 9x Faster Graphics

-Same low power as the A4.

-Furst Dual Core Tablet to Ship in Volume

 

Video Cameras

-Rear Camera

-Front Facing Camera

 

Gyroscope

 

Better Speaker

 

Dramatic Re-Design

-Gone from 13.4mm to 8.8mm thick

-Gone from 1.5lbs to 1.3lbs

-All New Design

-2 colors – White and Black from DAY 1.

 

Same Battery

-Thinner, with more features, with the same 10 hour + batter life.

-Over a Month of Standby

 

Same Price

-Starts at just $499

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