Saturday, March 5, 2011

Apple Unveils iPad2

After the huge success of the Apple iPad , Apple Inc. (always a pioneer in technology ) has launched the next generation of iPad being called as iPad2 with loads of new features and innovations. It is confirmed that it is going to be much better. The first thing you will notice that it is 15% lighter and features two cameras , one on the front for a bigger better face time experience than Apple iPhone4 and a rear view camera for HD video recording. Here we discuss some of its features
1.iPad 2 is lighter and thinner
Apple called it an all-new design. And it is. The main physical thing is that the new iPad is thinner - 33 per cent thinner, clocking it at 8.8mm. Incredibly, that's thinner than the iPhone 4 which clocks in at 9.3mm. It's also 15 per cent lighter, which is welcome.
2. The iPad 2 has FaceTime
The new iPad has the expected front-facing VGA camera (as well as one on the back). What's the point of the one on the back? Like the iPhone 4's rear snapper, it takes 720p video (though has no flash unlike other tablets). And that's enough for us.
3. The iPad 2 battery life stays the same
The iPad 2's battery life is apparently not limited by the new design - it has the same 10 hour battery life as before, with a month of standby time Still, that's quite impressive when you think about the reduced size of the unit.

4. iPad 2 goes dual-core
A few months ago, a dual-core processor would have made headlines. Now they're 10-a-penny and in many an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. The new processor is called the Apple A5 and is based on ARM's Cortex-A9 design. And it's probably clocked at 1GHz again.
5. iPad 2 graphics will be awesome
All Steve Jobs said was that the graphics capability would be 9x that of the current iPad. WOW! All he said? That promises serious gaming awesomeness (and it helps that the device now also has the gyroscope from the iPhone 4 and latest-gen iPod touch). The graphics will still be some version of Imagination Technologies' PowerVR SGX graphics technology.
6. iPad 2 has iOS 4.3
The latest version of iOS ships with the iPad and will be available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch on 11 March. There's faster Safari browsing performance; iTunes Home Sharing and thankfully an enhancement to AirPlay. Let's hope it works now. (By the way, iPhone 4s can act as Wi-Fi hotspots too).
7. The iPad 2 has HDMI out
It will set you back around £30 for the cable, but you can connect your iPad up to the TV and charge it while doing so. What's more you can have HDMI Video Mirroring that lets you mirror your iPad screen on an HDTV. Cool for presentations and the like – or just playing movie content.
8. The iPad 2 features HSUPA
The iPad 2 also features HSUPA support. That means faster uploads over 3G. Like mobile broadband. It's only available on the iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, naturally. Expect this to come to the iPhone in the next update too.
9.iPad 2 features the new Smart Cover
Apple has launched the new Smart Cover which attaches itself magnetically to iPad and aligns automatically. It helps protect the screen and also acts a stand.Watch the video yourself at