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Windows 7: Apple takes covers off iPad 2

02 Mar 2011   #1
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Apple takes covers off iPad 2

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The wait is over for eager Apple fans wanting the next generation iPad. At an invite-only event in San Francisco on Wednesday, the company took the wraps off the iPad 2.
The Apple iPad 2 (Credit: James Martin/CNET)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who is taking a leave absence from the company, returned to unveil the new product, which is expected to be a hot seller.
As expected, the new tablet has two cameras and is faster with dual-core processors, which just about double CPU performance and make the graphics speed nine times faster, while using the same power as the processor from the first iPad. It's thinner than the older model. It went down in thickness from 13.4mm for the old iPad to 8.8mm on the new one.
In terms of the technical specifications, the device is 24.1cm high, 18.5 cm wide, and 0.86cm deep. And it weighs just 603 grams. The device comes in three storage sizes for both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus 3G models: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB. The rear camera is 720P and the front camera is "VGA-quality" suitable for video and still photography.
The new tablet will go on sale in Australia on 25 March, after the US, which is getting it on 11 March. In the US, the pricing will start at US$499. Australian pricing will be announced at a later date.
The iPad 2 will also get some new features thanks to the latest release of the operating system, iOS 4.3. This upgrade brings a few new features like AirPlay support for apps that will include photo slideshows and porting audio from apps to other devices. Safari performance will be improved. Other major tweaks include a software option to adjust whether the switch on the iPad is used to mute the volume, or lock the screen orientation, functionality Apple had changed after the iPad had been released.
The iOS 4.3 version of software will be available on 11 March, and it supports iPad, iPhone (GSM) and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generation).
Source: Apple takes covers off iPad 2 - Hardware - News
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02 Mar 2011   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Ouch that is really going to piss a few people off that have just purchased an Ipad, personally I think in a few months there will be better products and much cheaper than Apple id the Telekoms Show in Barcelona was anything to go by.


Steve
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02 Mar 2011   #3
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
IPad 2

I said, it's a windows forum but the Steve Jobs has presented the IPad 2 today.

Among the news, 2 camera, a GPU 9x more puissant than older, and a CPU 2* more puissant. Surprise it will be fine and more Lightweight.
The base price will of 499$ and the most cheap 829$ with 64Go and 3G.
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02 Mar 2011   #4
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Ouch that is really going to piss a few people off that have just purchased an Ipad, personally I think in a few months there will be better products and much cheaper than Apple id the Telekoms Show in Barcelona was anything to go by.


Steve
Perhaps but in a few months and not is that price.
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02 Mar 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Ouch that is really going to piss a few people off that have just purchased an Ipad, personally I think in a few months there will be better products and much cheaper than Apple id the Telekoms Show in Barcelona was anything to go by.


Steve
Heck, there have been talks of an ipad 3 by end of the year.
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02 Mar 2011   #6
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Ouch that is really going to piss a few people off that have just purchased an Ipad, personally I think in a few months there will be better products and much cheaper than Apple id the Telekoms Show in Barcelona was anything to go by.


Steve
Heck, there have been talks of an ipad 3 by end of the year.
Does that mean that the Ipad was fundamental flawed? That they now have version 2 and like you say version 3 by the end of the year?

I for one think that Apple have peaked and Google is going to be the dominant OS provider in the years to come.

Just my opinion


Steve
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02 Mar 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I for one think that Apple have peaked and Google is going to be the dominant OS provider in the years to come.

Although I am an Android fan, I still think that Apple is going to dominate the tablet marrket (not so in smartphones). Their pricing strategy makes it nearly impossible for the other companies to compete (example Moto Xoom). The big chance they would have in the 7" market because Apple is not (yet) present there. But they seem to be sleeping at the wheel - I see no Honeycomb 7" tablet on the horizon. They all seem to go for a red nose in the 10" arena.
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03 Mar 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Does that mean that the Ipad was fundamental flawed? That they now have version 2 and like you say version 3 by the end of the year?
No, that is just Apple. They will release what they can and drum up huge interest and apple fans will buy it up like crazy. Then, when the new version comes out, many of these same fans will view it as a "magical upgrade" and will invest in it again. I mean, let's say Apple regrets not putting USB and Cameras in iPad 1. So, instead of putting both in iPad 2, they just give you camera. Maybe version 3 will give you USB and camera. But then the hope will be more resolution and perhaps Flash support in iPad 4.
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03 Mar 2011   #9
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Steve Jobs need to change his clothes too like Iphone's and Ipad's.
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03 Mar 2011   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
No, that is just Apple. They will release what they can and drum up huge interest and apple fans will buy it up like crazy. Then, when the new version comes out, many of these same fans will view it as a "magical upgrade" and will invest in it again. I mean, let's say Apple regrets not putting USB and Cameras in iPad 1. So, instead of putting both in iPad 2, they just give you camera. Maybe version 3 will give you USB and camera. But then the hope will be more resolution and perhaps Flash support in iPad 4.
Bingo
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