The new iPad 2 is basically a more powerful version than the previous one, with a thinner and lighter design, gyroscope sensor and FaceTime support with the addition of a front and rear camera. The second generation of Apple’s tablet has it all.
The iPad 2 has an A5 chip, a dual-core processor of 1 GHz, twice as powerful than the previous model which integrates a GPU nine times more powerful maintaining the same consumption and allows Video mirroring through it’s output (new HDMI adapter) with Full HD quality.
Another new feature of the iPad 2 is it’s rounded design, considerably thinner (only 134mm 88mm compared to the iPad 1) and more lightweight (601 grams against 680 of the previous base model and 613 against 730 of the 3G version.) The iPad 2 will be available in two colors, black and white. Both colors will be available from day one and at the same price.
The iPad 2 includes a rear camera with an option to record videos in HD (720p) with audio and can take pictures with 5 megapixel resolution. But that’s not all, it also has a camera in the front with VGA quality to make video calls with FaceTime. It has the same three-axis gyroscope as the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch to ensure high accuracy in motion detection.
The rest are common applications included in the same family of devices with iOS: Wi-Fi 802n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, digital compass, assisted GPS in addition to the same 9.7 inches LED display screen, with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and 10 hours of battery duration, the same as in the first generation.
The iPad 2 went on sale Friday March 11 in the U.S., while in Spain (and 26 other countries) it will be released on the 25th of March, at the same price and capacity (versions Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G of 16, 32 and 64 GB) from the previous model.