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Today Apple made their official announcement of the highly anticipated second generation iPad, appropriately dubbed the iPad 2. As with most 2nd generation products Apple has managed to integrate some very nice new features that will make those early iPad adopters just a little jealous.

Apple's new iPad2

So, what’s new about the iPad 2? Let’s see a technical comparison.




LED-backlit IPS LCD


LED-backlit IPS LCD

Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Processor 1GHz Apple A4 1GHz dual-core Apple A5
Graphics PowerVR SGX 535 ?
Memory 256MB RAM ?
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front camera none VGA
Rear camera none 720p
Cellular radio EDGE plus triband HSPA EDGE plus quadband HSPA or
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR
Accelerometer 3-axis 3-axis
Gyroscope No 3-axis
Thickness 13.4mm 8.8mm
Weight 680g (WiFi),
730g (WiFi + 3G)
601g (WiFi),
607g (Verizon),
613g (AT&T)

Faster, thinner, lighter, additional carrier choice and the addition of front and back cameras? Bravo Apple. It’s looks like the iPad 2 will be a welcome addition in the sea of tablet based products releasing this year.

If you want a shiny new iPad and want to save a little money, Apple has now reduced the price of the original iPad by $100.

Want a shiny new iPad 2 and pay nothing for it? Refer Bitboyz for IT support to a business, and if they sign a managed service contract we’ll give you a brand new iPad 2.

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