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Apple unveils iPad 2
« on: March 03, 2011, 08:45:11 AM »

As predicted, Apple used its event today to debut the new iPad. Most of the rumors about its feature set proved true, including dual cameras (front and back), dual-core processors, a gyroscope, and a thinner, lighter frame.

The new model sports a 1 GHz dual-core processor, which Apple claims provides "up to nine times the graphics performance" to make gameplay "smoother and more realistic." Nine times!

Other new features include an HD camera in back, and a VGA camera in the front to support the FaceTime app. The newly-included gyroscope is built to work in conjunction with the accelerometer and compass in previous models. Finally, this model is about 33 per cent thinner and 15 per cent lighter than last year's iPad.

Apple also introduced a new accessory called the Smart Cover. It's a tri-fold piece of magnetic-lined leather that serves to protect the screen, can wake the iPad or put it to sleep by covering and uncovering it, and can fold to become a keyboard or video stand.

The new iPad goes on sale starting at 5 p.m. on March 11. The WiFi-only versions cost $499 (16 GB), $599 (32 GB), and $699 (64 GB). The 3G models, now available from AT&T or Verizon, cost $629, $729, and $829 for the same space tiers, respectively.


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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 08:20:47 AM »
i feel bad for those who bought an ipad a couple months ago...and now Apple drops this one.     ughh...

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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 08:23:44 AM »
Apple does this stuff on the norm. The release something then release new versions not too long after by adding stuff that should have been there. They keep the product 'fresh'. My neighbor downstairs told me that Apple stock sky rocketed after the announcement but I told him 'doesn't it always?'

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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 10:37:36 AM »
wow.... how surprising....  ::)

does it come with wings or extra absorption this time?

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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 10:46:25 AM »
i feel bad for those who bought an ipad a couple months ago...and now Apple drops this one.     ughh...


Oh man, me too!  I'd be sooo pissed!

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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 11:00:26 AM »
wow.... how surprising....  ::)

does it come with wings or extra absorption this time?


 HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ... 


i kinda want one... but i am not paying the fucking price of a laptop for an i pad!!! unless it comes with attachments for ray. ::)

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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 11:51:43 AM »
I'm skipping this version because my current one works fine.  I hear the cameras suck and the speed boost is not as good as they are saying it is and the smart cover is just dumb.  It would be nice to have a 3G version that worked better in my area, but I'm good with what I have.  Bring on iPad 3!
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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 08:44:42 PM »
can you get additional HD space or is it what comes with it is all you get. I was wanting to us one as Portable movie player but 16g is not enough and i dont want to pay anymore for a iphone with a bigger screen
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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 12:30:11 PM »
can you get additional HD space or is it what comes with it is all you get. I was wanting to us one as Portable movie player but 16g is not enough and i dont want to pay anymore for a iphone with a bigger screen
You can't add memory to it.  There isn't a built-in SD card slot like the Android tablets have.  The Apple Camera Connection kit has an SD card dongle that is only used to import photos into the device.  There's a 3rd party accessory that is a portable hard drive that connects to an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch through wireless which would probably work as a way to store movies, but that's another purchase.
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Re: Apple unveils iPad 2
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 02:47:27 PM »
can you get additional HD space or is it what comes with it is all you get. I was wanting to us one as Portable movie player but 16g is not enough and i dont want to pay anymore for a iphone with a bigger screen
You can't add memory to it.  There isn't a built-in SD card slot like the Android tablets have.  The Apple Camera Connection kit has an SD card dongle that is only used to import photos into the device.  There's a 3rd party accessory that is a portable hard drive that connects to an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch through wireless which would probably work as a way to store movies, but that's another purchase.

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