Official March 2nd iPad Event ANNOUNCEMENTS and Discussion Thread

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Event begins Wednesday March 2nd 10am PST; 1pm EST



    2500 publishers in the iBookstore

    100 million iPhones shipped

    15 Million iPads shipped to date

    65,000 Apps now available for the iPad



    THE ANNOUNCEMENTS


    iPad 2


    All new design

    Faster A5 chip

    2x Faster CPU

    9x Faster Graphics

    Same Low Power A4 Chip

    Dual Core Processor

    First dual core tablet to ship in volume

    Front facing camera, camera in back

    33% thinner (8.8mm thick)

    Gyroscope

    Going down from 1.5 lbs. to 1.3 lbs.

    Comes in 2 colors, black and white

    Works with Verizon and ATT's 3G Network

    Same 10 hour battery life

    HDMI video out with all APPS, output up to 1080p (with cable accessory)

    Same prices as the iPad starting at $499

    ON SALE MARCH 11th


    Apple introducing "Smart Covers" for iPad, a flap that covers the front of the device. It acts as a stand. Immediately awakens iPad when opened, puts it to sleep when closed. Uses magnets to secure.

    Poly cases $39; Leather cases $69



    iOS 4.3


    Increased Safari and Javascript Performance

    Transfer all your TV Shows and Music streamed directly from device to computer wirelessly

    Mute or rotation lock in iPad

    Apps and Websites can AIRPLAY video
    Personal WiFi Hotspots only for iPhone 4 customers - access Internet from your phone

    New Photobooth software

    New apps include iMove for iPad - Share your videos in HD. Multiple audio track editing. Themes and sound effects included. App costs $4.99

    Enhanced Garage Band with 8-track mixing, guitar amps and effects, 250+ loops. App cost $4.99

    You can now record audio on the iPad
     
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    I've got Ars and Engadget open with live updates (as I work on a presentation for my own company ;)
     
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    Let me be the first to say it: JOBSO IS ON THE CASE AND PRESENTING!!!!!!
     
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    Apparently Ars front door is toast right now, but I was able to pull their page up:


    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/03/ipad-2-event-liveblog.ars


    Nothing new reported yet other than Random house joining iBooks.


    Jobs looks great tho from the pics I see!
     
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    iPad 2 is official and that's the official name!
     
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    "it is an all new design"


    Ruh-Roh, rooby-roo?!?!?
     
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    Dual core a5 cpu with 9x the graphics capability, holy cow!
     
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    Dual Cameras and a Gyro! Yay?
     
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    33% thinner? Unpossible? Thiner than iPhone 4! at 8.5 mm vs 9.3
     
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    Black and white official, both shipping on day 1!
     
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    dual-mode 3G chip? Do I understand correctly?
     
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    typo by Ars :D
     
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    Price stays exactly the same
     
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    No price drop. => not worried about Xoom, etc.
     
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    Ships March 11th.
     
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    Shipped. March 11. Presumably includes 3G models (dancing banana!)
     
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    Holy crap, HDMI out
     
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    Dave they haven't said yet it's both carriers one model.


    No word on Thunderbolt yet, but count on it coming
     
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    HDMI does 1080p of course. Cases are out, smart covers are in! cool, I will definitly get my iPad2 laser etched now!
     
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    F'ing magnets, how do they WORK????
     

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