Apple puts other tablet competitors to struggle with iPad 2!

On 2nd March, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2 to its fans. If 2010 is the year of iPad, then it will continue to lead all its way in 2011.  With Apple’s strong AppStore ecosystem (more than 65,000 apps designed specifically for iPad) and advanced technology, the competitors must change its strategy in order to penetrate the tablet empire built by Apple. Although the newly introduced  iPad 2 doesn’t seem to be impressive but it is still far better than its competitors.

Better And Faster Processor

Apple adds up to 2x faster CPU  and up to 9x faster graphics to its iPad 2 with its new A5 Dual-core processor. With so powerful upgrade one might think it would means more power consumption. But, Steve Jobs promised that the new iPad 2 is going to preserve the same low power as A4 processor used in iPad with 10 hour battery life. Apple demonstrated 2 new iPad in-house built apps – iMovie and GarageBand, and showed the fans how these apps take full advantage of these powerful CPU and graphic performance to a whole new level. I was so impressed with the demo. Editing video with iMovie is no-brainer and extremely easy to use. GarageBand turns iPad into professional recording and editing studio, complete with all kinds of musical instruments in digital form. Even you are completely know nothing about musical instruments, you can play them professionally and create your own music creatively. It really creates a lot of possibilities and opportunities to musical and movie industry. You wouldn’t want to miss these 2 apps. Though, they are not free but you can download them with $4.99 each from AppStore.

Thinner And Lighter

Jobs claimed that Apple engineers have redesigned, not just tweak design, iPad 2 by cutting the weight from 1.3 pound to 1.5 pound and it is a third thinner than iPad from 13.4mm to 8.8mm. Imagine, it is even thinner than the iPhone 4. It is by far the thinner and the most potential competitors like Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad and BlackBerry don’t even come closer. It comes with 2 colors: black and white (yes, white finally).

Added with Two Cameras

It is no surprise this feature is added in iPad 2. Being the fact that Mac products like iPhone 4 and iPod Touch come with 2 cameras, iPad 2 joins them to make the video conferencing compatible with each other. Like others, the front camera focuses on you and the rear one focuses on everything else. With 9.7inch screen size, you can now use FaceTime to share a larger view to your friends and family during video conferencing.

Smart Covers

It is claimed that the cover is designed along the iPad 2 itself so it is pretty much customized to the iPad 2 body. It covers the iPad 2 glass screen perfectly but just add minimal weight and thickness while preserve the stylish look of iPad like never before. The iPad 2 actually has magnets inside its case making it possible to grab and secure the stylish sheet of flexible cover attached to a set of embedded metal hinges – and it will be auto-aligned too. When you open the cover by flipping it, it will wake up the iPad. Flip it closed, and it goes to sleep mode. It can become a stand when you flop and folder the cover. The cover comes with Polyurethane (used to make space suits) or leather with 5 colors for selection and cost $39 and $69 respectively.

HDMI Video Output

With HDMI mirrored video output (cost $39), you can now hook your iPad 2 to the flat screen TV in your living room so that everyone can see it. This is especially useful for those who want to present to large group of audience like teacher, trainer and businessman. For gamers, it means you can turn your iPad 2 into a great gaming platform.

Price And Shipping
The best part is that the iPad 2 price is preserved same as its predecessor of all models starting with the lowest price of $499 (16 GB + WiFi mode). You can buy it in Apple Retail Stores near you or Apple Online Store both starting from March 11 for US and 26 other countries on March 25th.


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