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Written by Ryan Farrenkopf Wednesday, March 02 2011 15:42
Apple just wrapped up their iPad 2 event, and what they announced is very exciting. First of all, they've redesigned the iPad to be thinner and lighter. It now features front and rear cameras for Facetime and HD video recording. Just like before, there is both a WiFi-only model and a WiFi + 3G model, but what is new is that the WiFi + 3G is availible for both AT&T and Verizon. Another big feature is the addition of mirrored video out through an HDMI adapter that works with all Apps (read; games), and supports full 1080P.
Is that not enough for you? Well, the iPad 2 also has a new Apple A5 chip that is dual-core, making the iPad twice as fast WITH nine(!) times the graphics performance! Holy shit, that is a lot of graphics! I can't wait to see what Unreal Engine 3 games can do on this baby. All of these cool new features, and the iPad 2 still gets up to 10 hours of battery life.
What does this all translate to? I want one. I want one real bad! The iPad 2 starts at $499 and will go on sale March 11th. Check out Apple.com for all the details.