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Apple iPad 2 coming March 11th, Steve Jobs returns

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2011 13:04 User comments (11)

Apple iPad 2 coming March 11th, Steve Jobs returns Will be updating as the event goes on...

1:02 PM: Steve Jobs has come on stage to applause.

1:05 PM: Random House adds 17,000 books to iBook store

1:06 PM: Apple has paid out $2 billion to iOS app developers.

1:06 PM: 100 million iPhones sold.

1:07 PM: "Today we're here to talk about Apple's third post-PC blockbuster" iPad made 9.5 billion in revenue, 15 million sold in 2010, 65,000 iPad-specific apps. Compares to Honeycomb which only has 100.

1:15 PM: Introducing iPad 2:

-New chip A5: CPU is 200 pct faster, with graphics 900 pct faster. Same consumption as A4

-Dual cameras

-Gyroscope

-MUCH thinner, from 13.4 mm to 8.8 mm. Thinner than iPhone 4

-Lighter from 1.5 pounds down to 1.3 lbs

-Ships in White and Black

-AT&T and Verizon support at launch

-10 hour batter life

-Same pricing

-March 11th launch in America

-Smart Covers "This isn't a case anymore. It's a cover for the screen...Magnets grasp and auto-align the case. You can put it on in a second....The micro-fiber screen cleans the screen every time you close it, and it's incredibly minimal...And it comes in polyurethane, which is used to make space suits!"

-iOS 4.3: Improved Safari performance, Javascript 2x faster, iTunes Home Sharing, updated AirPlay, PhotoBooth, FaceTime between all iOS devices..coming March 11th

-iMovie for iPad, $5

- Garage Band for iPad








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11 user comments

12.3.2011 14:26

What is the res of the cameras?

22.3.2011 15:15

I see the demise of Apple's Demi-god was greatly exaggerated. Glad he's feeling better, nevertheless.

32.3.2011 15:23

iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom vs. HP TouchPad vs. BlackBerry PlayBook:

http://engt.co/hbzvMd

iPad and iPad2 RAM is only 256MB...really?

http://gizmodo.com/#!5774768

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Mar 2011 @ 17:04

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42.3.2011 18:31

I do hope he is ok and has many good years left. We are all lucky to be alive and post comments in silly forums while 20,000 children died of Malaria today.

52.3.2011 20:45

Originally posted by Mrguss:
iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom vs. HP TouchPad vs. BlackBerry PlayBook:

http://engt.co/hbzvMd

iPad and iPad2 RAM is only 256MB...really?

http://gizmodo.com/#!5774768
I think it's about who's making the most money. Which is Apple.

62.3.2011 22:07

touchpad for me :)




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72.3.2011 22:47
charliesheen
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Originally posted by Mrguss:
iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom vs. HP TouchPad vs. BlackBerry PlayBook:

http://engt.co/hbzvMd

iPad and iPad2 RAM is only 256MB...really?

http://gizmodo.com/#!5774768
This is not even a competition anymore...Apple will completely and utterly destroy the competition...Motorola overpriced and will fail...RIM and HP are coming too late. The iPad 2 will rule, 44 million estimated sales is underselling by a heinous amount. 100 million is coming, Apple runs on tiger blood and warlock time. This is the end game

83.3.2011 1:35

Quote:
This is not even a competition anymore...Apple will completely and utterly destroy the competition...Motorola overpriced and will fail...RIM and HP are coming too late. The iPad 2 will rule, 44 million estimated sales is underselling by a heinous amount. 100 million is coming, Apple runs on tiger blood and warlock time. This is the end game
I think it has a lot to do with what Jobs said about how they have Apple stores, so support comes natively, as opposed to buying all of the other tablets at Best Buy and praying that a single person there has experience with your particular model, let alone your particular problem.


93.3.2011 1:50

Four And A Half Things Missing From The "iPad 2"....It should had been called iPad 1.2.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/03/02/the-four-and-a-half-things-missing-from-the-ipad-2/


Specs Still Matter: iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom

http://gizmodo.com/#!5775220

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103.3.2011 7:31

Apple has this Tablet market on lockdown. The average consumer sees most of the competing tablets as copycats or "wannabe" iPads. Apple is very successful with their marketing of this product.

Also unlike the cellphone market when Android phones began appearing as an alternative to those who could not get an iPhone because of Apple's carrier restrictions, anyone can go out and buy an iPad. I just don't see any of these other devices being able to compete. At least not this year.

114.3.2011 17:55
WierdName
Inactive

Hmm, but does it have flash?

EDIT- More importantly though... will it blend?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Mar 2011 @ 17:56

Doesnt expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected and therefore mean youre expecting the expected which was the unexpected until you expected it?
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