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Apple Launches iPad 2, Reveals Release Date, Prices

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iPad Smart Cover coloursCUPERTINO, USA – Apple has introduced the iPad 2, the next generation of its magical device, evolutionary features in place. The tablet will arrive in US stores by March 11th.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has appeared in person to announced the company’s much-awaited iPad 2 – which features a faster processor and two video cameras.

The device brings an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7″ LED-backlit LCD screen. iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics.

It includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time.

a iPad 2

 

Although it is thinner, lighter, faster and packed with new features, iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life that users have come to expect. iPad 2 is available in black or white.

Prices and features

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.

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Apple also introduced two new apps: iMovie and GarageBand for iPad, both available on the App Store for just $4.99 each.

With iMovie, iPad 2 users can shoot and edit videos right on their iPad and post their movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and their MobileMe gallery; watch them on their iPod, iPhone or iPad; as well as view them on their HDTV using AirPlay and Apple TV.

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By , International Correspondent on Mar 3rd, 2011 GMT +2

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