Apple announces iPad 2

iPad 2

Steve Jobs made a surprising appearance today at the Apple iPad 2 event to personally announce an entirely different second generation iPad.

The new iPad is 33% thinner at only 8.8mm than the previous one which is 13.44mm. It’s very thin that it’s thinner than the iPhone 4. It comes with a new Apple A5 processor which is a dual core cpu that is up to twice as fast as its predecessor and up to 9x faster graphics. iPad 2 also has a rear and front facing cameras that are missing in the current iPad. Also, the new iPad comes in two different colors, black and white.

Apple will be shipping the new iPad starting March 11th with the same price as the previous one starting at $499 (16GB WiFi only) and $629 (16GB WiFi + 3G).

ipad 2 prices

[images from Engadget]