iPad 2 and IOS 4.3


  • All new design
  • A5 Dual Core processor
  • 9 times faster graphics
  • Front and rear cameras
  • Gyroscope   
  • 33% Thinner (less that the iPhone4)
  • Lighter from 15 lbs to 1.3 lbs
  • Comes in 2 colors
  • Works with both AT&T and Verizon
  • Same "legendary" 10 hours batter life. (A month of standby)
  • Same pricing structure
  • Shipping March 11
  •  HDMI Video out (runs 1080p) for 39$
  • Smart Covers (bendable flap that sticks on the side). Wakes iPad from sleep when you open it and puts it to sleep when you close it. Magnetic grasp to hold the unit
Applications coming to the iPad
  • iMovie: Features:
    -Prevision editor
    -multitrack audio recording
    -new themes
    -AirPlay to Apple TV
    -Share your videos in HD
    -Universal app
  • GarageBand!! Touch instruments
    Guitar amps and effects
    8 track recording and mixing
    More than 250 loops
    Email AAC file of your song
    Compatible with Mac version.
And the iPad 2 is now displayed on the apple site 
      IOS 4.3 (March 11, 2011). Supports iPad, iPhone (GSM) and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generation)
      • Safari performance bump with the nitro javascript engine. Runs javascript twice as fast as before
      • iTunes Home sharing (See your other iTunes libraries from your PC and Mac on your iOS Device
      • Airplay improvements (Photo slide shows, Video and Audio from apps to other devices
      • Preference for iPad Switch (Mute or rotation lock)
      • Personal Wi-Fi hot spot
      • Photo Booth in IOS 4.3 with nine live video streams and various effects
      • Facetime on iPad
      Some pictures from the Apple Event going on right now!!

      Ipad 2 release

      I've been eagerly waiting for the next generation of Apple's iPad to hit the market. And hopefully tomorrow (March 2, 2011) should reveal something exciting.

      As mentioned in my previous post Apple would have to come up with something that would trump Google's Honeycomb.
      The hardware pricing for the Honeycomb tablets could probably be an issue.
      The XOOM is priced at $799 and $600 for the Wi-Fi only option as compared to the $729 and $599 for a 32GB IPad. Ofcourse the manufacturers can justify the pricing considering that their offering has more to offer as far as hardware is concerned. This could however change tomorrow.

      One of the reason's I didn't jump onto the iPad bandwagon was because I felt it was incomplete. Apple released this early so as to get a hold of the market and in doing that compromised on certain features.

      While the internet has been buzzing with guesstimates on what these features could be. Here is what I would want Apple to offer.
      • A front facing camera along with Facetime support. 
      • No back facing camera. I wont complain if the new iPad comes with one, but really don't see how you can click photographs and shoot videos using a 10 inch slab.
      • The iPad should become a standalone device much like a Laptop or a MacBook. This means ability to activate, download and backup data without having to connect to another device.
      • Cloud based synchronization similar to the Android Marketplace
      • Retina Display or rather a higher resolution display to enhance the movie and video calling experience.
      • More memory and processing power.
      • And true multitasking capabilities.
      I also hope that IOS 4.3 is also showcased tomorrow.