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Apple Announces iPad 2, Release Date March 11

Posted by Joshua Plave on Mar 2, 2011 4:55:00 PM

Apple announces the iPad 2

You knew it was coming. The next “it” gadget from Apple debuted today, as Steve Jobs returned from medical leave this afternoon to debut the new iPad 2. To much fanfare, Jobs sported his usual turtleneck and jeans look to present an emotional keynote speech on the impact the world’s first volume-produced tablet has brought. Coined as “the year of the iPad”, 2010 provided us with the debut of the gadget that blew open the tablet niche. Moving into “2011, the year of the iPad 2”, Jobs explained how the new tablet changes everything, substantially improving upon key features the original version lacked.

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With an incredibly thin profile (thinner than the new iPhone 4), and decreased weight, the new iPad 2 will run on a dual core, A5 processor, greatly improving the performance of the already quick tablet series from Apple. Sporting customer’s most requested addition, the iPad2 will have both forward and rear facing cameras, paired alongside FaceTime, allowing users to video chat any FaceTime user on an iPad 2, iPhone or iTouch. Amazingly enough, all these upgrades have been crammed into a smaller, lighter body, while still maintaining an impressive 10 hour battery life. And at the same price points as the older, original iPad, the iPad 2 will be a formidable opponent for the new Motorola Xoom, running on Android.

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Additionally, with an intuitive, folding, “smart” cover, the iPad 2’s usability has increased significantly over its predecessors. By propping up the iPad for eased viewing angles and increasingly hands free operations, the magnetic, self-centering cover will help users make the most out of their iPad. And ease of use is great news for any user of the Magellan Jets One Way Leg Search Ap. As expected, O.W.L. Search will work as smoothly as ever on the new iPad 2, as well as the newly announced iOS 4.3. Click here for more information on Magellan Jets’ unique, live-updated O.W.L. Search App.

To watch Steve Jobs' keynote address on the iPad 2, check out the video below:

Topics: News, iPad, iPhone, Apple