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Official March 2nd iPad Event ANNOUNCEMENTS and Discussion Thread


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#1 of 88 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 01 2011 - 01:09 PM

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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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#2 of 88 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:04 AM

I've got Ars and Engadget open with live updates (as I work on a presentation for my own company ;)




#3 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:10 AM

Let me be the first to say it:  JOBSO IS ON THE CASE AND PRESENTING!!!!!!


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#4 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:16 AM

Apparently Ars front door is toast right now, but I was able to pull their page up:


http://arstechnica.c...nt-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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#5 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:19 AM

iPad 2 is official and that's the official name!



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#6 of 88 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:19 AM

"it is an all new design"


Ruh-Roh, rooby-roo?!?!?



#7 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:19 AM

Dual core a5 cpu with 9x the graphics capability, holy cow!


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#8 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:20 AM

Dual Cameras and a Gyro!  Yay?


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#9 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:21 AM

33% thinner?  Unpossible?  Thiner than iPhone 4!  at 8.5 mm vs 9.3


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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:22 AM

Black and white official, both shipping on day 1!


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#11 of 88 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:23 AM

dual-mode 3G chip? Do I understand correctly?



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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:24 AM

"prices start at $4.99"


typo by Ars :D



#13 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:24 AM

Price stays exactly the same


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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:25 AM

No price drop. => not worried about Xoom, etc.



#15 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:25 AM

Ships March 11th.


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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:25 AM

Shipped. March 11. Presumably includes 3G models (dancing banana!)



#17 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:26 AM

Holy crap, HDMI out


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#18 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:27 AM

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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#19 of 88 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:29 AM

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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Posted March 02 2011 - 05:30 AM

F'ing magnets, how do they WORK????


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