Apple Unveils New iPad 2

We all knew today's iPad 2 update was coming (though it was still up in the air whether Jobs was going to muster up the strength to make the announcement; good to see he's healthy) and as usual the unveiling has revealed winners and losers amongst prognosticators (aka Apple dice rollers). So what did Cupertino and Steve Jobs reveal today? The new iPad 2 specs are:

  • 9.7" screen (same size as before)
  • Available in white
  • 33% thinner at 8.8mm thickness
  • 1.3lbs
  • New Dual-Core A5 Chip
  • 10 hour battery life
  • Gyroscope
  • Wi-Fi and 3G
  • HDMI out with up to 1080p output
  • Rear and Front Cameras
  • Bluetooth
  • Launching with new iOS 4.3 with faster Safari browser performance
  • Starts at $499 for 16GB WiFi/$629 for 16GB/3G
  • Available March 11th
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Watch more liveblog updates from the Apple Event over at our Engadget, where Jobs is also announcing iPad 2 accessories and iOS 4.3 features.

[Photos: Engadget]

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