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The iPad 2

Apple has just made its second-generation iPad official! It features a dual-core A5 chip and, finally, cameras, both front and rear! The new CPU is said to be up to twice as fast, with graphics performance up to nine times better than on the original iPad, while power requirements have been kept the same.

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Kran2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

Sigh. The iPad 1 with just a few minor adjustements. It's the iPhone all over again.

Oh and breaking news. Avaliable March 25th in the UK

ITS BEEN OUT LESS THAN A YEAR FOR GOD SAKE!

@Muletroid

Don't forget the iPads 6-10.

Muletroid2666d ago

i heard 12 minutes later they also announced the ipad 3, 4, and 5

Pixelated_Army2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

If you just bought a first gen iPad contact Apple and they'll trade it for the newer model. : )

Since when is updated hardware a bad thing? Oh that's right when it's an Apple product. Haters gonna hate.

Apple is dominating the industry and I congratulate them on all their hard work on bring some of the coolest new tech to market. They deserve it. And Steve looks healthy! He's not going anywhere. : )

New iPad 2 specs:

Comes in White(lulz) and Black starts shipping March 11

iOS update...sexy new features.....mmmmm

65,000(damn) native apps for the iPad

Dual-core baby! A5 chip! First dual-core tablet to ship in volume

1080p HDMI video out!

8.8mm(it was 13.4mm thick) and 1.3 puunds! (was 1.5 pounds) it's

thinner than iPhone 4

Same low power usage as A4

10hr batter life and OVER a month of standby time!

Two cameras

Video conferencing in HD! Photoboth! :D

9x faster graphics

2x faster CPU

Built in gyroscope tech same as iPhone

Same prices as before.

Starting at $499

Oh yeah!

(Look at all the haters lol I love it! You can't touch Apple son! They're unstoppable! Apple now has 65.23 billion in cash reserves and their market cap is 325 billion : D)

Tempist2666d ago

Pixel, there have been many more netbooks (which have more power than lame duck iPads) and do more than any iPad can achieve. Better yet, they cost the same or less.

So if you and many thousands more like you want to throw good money at an over powered typically useless device, then have fun playing angry birds while the rest of the world actually gets shit done.

Muletroid2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

i say updated hardware in this case is a useless thing because there will be an even more updated version a few months later

9 months to 1 year from now when the ipad 3 is released those specs will become completely irrelevant not that anyone will even take advantage of them in that short amount of time just like all the other apple updates

Active Reload2666d ago

Tempest, this is about tablets, not netbooks/laptops. If you're going to sound bitter, at least use another brand of tablet to make your argument. tablet/laptop = hotdog/hamburger

Pixelated_Army2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

(look it I got 11 disagrees. lmao)

@Tempist

Macbook air crushes all these little netbooks but we're talking tablets here.

Dude it's so much more than just the hardware(!) it's the software, it's music/movie/podcast/tv/games/e -books/ Apps /Airplay/AppleTV with it's seemless video/audio streaming.

And that's the main reason why all other tablets fail to challenge the iPad in any significant way. It's the software stupid!

"Steve Jobs figured out what Bill Gates didn't: tablet computers aren't about the computer; they're about the combination of software totally designed around your fingertip and an internet book store, on-demand TV network, music/movie store, and so on, rolled into one ready-to-go-the-moment-you-swi tch-it-on package."

The iPad's secret sauce: it's the software, stupid!
http://apcmag.com/the-ipads...

And CNN is gushing over the new iPad. :D Happy Apple fanboy here on a new tech high. lulz

specialguest2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

Yet still no full web support(flash), and no real USB support. A lot of my favorite sites still use flash. The iPad would have been the idea tablet had they incorporated these features.

B-b-b-but Da HTML5!? What HTML5?? By the time the majority of the net converts to HTML5, the headlines will read iPad5 debutes.

Redman222666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

Just a heads up on predictions for iPad 2 sales. It's said that Apple will sell 50 million iPads in 2011. Oh sh*t!

@specialguest

Is Adobe's mobile flash still the same old battery draining monster that I remember? Well then, you have your answer. Don't blame Apple for something that's obviously Adobe's fault.

Moentjers2666d ago

so when do you guys buy a new PC or a new graphics card ?

the day you unbox it, it's... old !

WuTang2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

Video of the new awesomeness! It looks wicked fast!
http://www.engadget.com/201...

WuTang2666d ago

Counting iPads, Apple is now No. 3 in PCs

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com...

dlohnug2666d ago

specialguest - "B-b-b-but Da HTML5!? What HTML5?? By the time the majority of the net converts to HTML5, the headlines will read iPad5 debutes. "

I lol'ed at that, so true. Internet explorer is the only one holding back on HTML5 right now, there are video tags, VIDEO TAGS!

HolyOrangeCows2665d ago

This is why I don't buy Apple products. They purposely plan to make their own technology obsolete in a few months, so that you'll buy something new.

lame.

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Christopher2666d ago

Annual releases are made to keep the item relevant and in the news. If you have an iPad, there's no need for a newer one. Those who don't have one, though, and weren't sold on the first one, might be sold on an iPad 2.

EYEamNUMBER12666d ago

except that a BIG majority of people that will get the ipad 2 are people that are upgrading from an ipad 1

its always like that and that is honestly why i find this completely stupid and retarded

i can't tell you how many retards always upgrade apple products annually

Christopher2666d ago

Hey, it's their money, let them do what they want with it. I've spent money on stuff that others would find a waste, I'm sure everyone else here has done the same.

Gray-Fox2666d ago

@EYEamNUMBER1

I'm an iPad 1 owner. I doubt I'll ever upgrade to a future release of an iPad... my current device does everything I need it to do and some faster specs aren't going to make me buy another.

Christopher2666d ago

If anyone is actually interested in comparing the latest tablets, here's a good image with them side by side.

http://phandroid.s3.amazona...

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lil Titan2666d ago

got to admit that smart cover looks cool but ill wait for the iPhone 5

Domer252666d ago

Still no FULL web experience. No usb wtf. Still waiting.

thewhoopimen2666d ago

as compared to what? other tablets? ur kidding right?

thewhoopimen2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

@disagrees? Why the disagrees? build me a boxen from pricewatch.com, make it into a 4mm 1.3lb form factor with 9.7" capacitative touch screen using an IPS LCD Display with 32 or 64gb SSD and price it out along the same lines. You guys seem to forget miniaturization is a very difficult feat to achieve...you think all the competitors were just twiddling their thumbs and doodling on Google Sketchup for a year? Why aren't there $200 tablets out there already? Ya thunk?

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Kran2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

Why is it when Microsoft rips people off, its a crime, and yet when Apple do it, its the best thing ever?

BTW i hate both, just to clear up i aint fanboying over Microsoft. At least we still have you Sony :)

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Baka-akaB2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

You say that as if some people dont hate apple too .

The proof is in the pudding , it didnt require more than 30 min to see negative comments appears , justified or not .

Tempist2666d ago

Lulz,

Apple users just got F'd in the A once again! More so to any dummy who just bough one / got one for Christmas.

Then again, who was bothering to waste their money in the first place?

HarryBarry2666d ago

Apple have sold 1,000,000 iPhones.

falviousuk2666d ago

100,000,000 to be more precise, not a million

Tempist2666d ago

You all do know Nokia still manages to control at least 40% of the cellular market right? They sell approximately 100 Million phones every quarter.

Gohadouken2666d ago

and ? What's your point anyway ?

How long has nokia been around in the mobile market , and how the hell they , along others lost the rest of it ?

You do realise in your mockery that Apple still manage to take shares from mobile centric companies with it's first few tries ?

Christopher2666d ago

***You all do know Nokia still manages to control at least 40% of the cellular market right? They sell approximately 100 Million phones every quarter.***

Apple really doesn't care if they're #1 or not, they have way more than enough numbers to support a continued growth of app/media sales, which is where they make the most of their money.

Moentjers2666d ago

Nokia only sells well in the cheap segment. they completely lost the high-end market.

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BulletToothtony2666d ago

I know how dare apple upgrade their products every year!!

hahaha

grow up dude.. every company does this

Muletroid2666d ago

every company releases the same product with a few upgrades in a period of a few months to a year?

BulletToothtony2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

yep they sure do..

TVs
Cars
Monitors
Video Cards
Watches
Computers
Mp3 players
Printers
Surround sound systems
Microwaves
Anything related to electronics pretty much

@Kon

how am i a fanboy for saying that companies refresh their products every year?

In reality apple haters are the ones with the problem. I'm pointing out a fact, you're calling me names without anything else to say.. hmmm

EYEamNUMBER12666d ago

"In reality apple haters are the ones with the problem"

apple haters don't go out and spend hundreds of dollars every year on the EXACT same thing they already own

Gohadouken2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

Then why do apples haters even care ?

isnt that the same line usually fed in the whole dlc vs no dlc debate , or free psn vs paid xbl , call of duty vs xxx fps ?

How come it magically wouldnt work here ?

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Baka-akaB2666d ago

It means that those that care can basically get the same thing cheaper with the first gen .

Myst2666d ago

Exactly what I was thinking.

tablav2666d ago

part of my work involves editing videos and clients insist I use Final Cut Pro for some projects. Becuase of that, I have to own a Macbook Pro. Because of this, I've come to love it am now a bit of an Apple freak.

But I still can't justify spending an extortionate amount of money on what is essentially a big iPod touch. About the only think the iPad is good for is being able to more easily read web pages/books etc, but for less money you can buy a cheap laptop.

I'd like to own an Ipad and I do hope that this makes the 1st gen come down in price, because these are too expensive, even by Apple standards.

Gohadouken2666d ago

I've always wanted one and come pleased so far from interracting with it .

My main focus and need for it are comics and manga scans , along with a few minor chores i perform while moving around . I dont feel comfortable reading those on a laptop and already use them on a big desktop screen anyway at home .

If laptop are a nono , why not go tablet they usually said ?

Tablet pcs were crap forcefully trying to be inferior pcs with a painful ergonomy at outrageous prices .

So yeah of course i welcome ios and android based tablets instead , and will most likely pick an ipad 1 now that its price will drop .

Moentjers2666d ago

hey look over there, it's a new motherboard. that sucks. they should at least wait 2years to add something new !