Ipad 2 Release
The iPad 2 was announced on March 2nd, 2011. The news of its release was of interest for many consumers that wanted to discover what this improved version was going to offer extra. What was first noticed is that the iPad 2 is thinner and lighter than the original iPad and in the same time offers improved performance. Although, March 2nd was the day of the announcement, the iPad 2 went on sale, on March 11, 2011.
What also puzzled many about the iPad 2 release is that Apple decided to not accept preorders. Maybe that was because their announcement took place just a week before the iPad 2 became available in stores or maybe they wanted to keep people interested. At that time many feared that due to the high interest consumers where showing, long lines will be formed in front of the Apple Store. Apparently, the iPad’s manufacturer had that in mind and provided its iPad 2 offer to many other third-party retailers. What was known at the time was that most likely Best Buy, Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart will be among the lucky retailers that will be able to offer an iPad 2 to interested customers on March 11. What wasn’t known is if the 3G iPad 2 models will be available at Verizon’s and AT&T’s retail stores in the same day. The only problem related to the 3G iPad 2 was and still is its lack of support for dual-mode functionality. That means you need to choose between the GSM device provided by AT&T and the CDMA tablet made available by Verizon.
Another interesting news that followed the iPad 2 release was that those interested in buying a first-generation iPad but worried about the budget necessary, were going to benefit from a $100 discount. In Apple’s clearance section, interested customers could notice that for the 16GB version a budget of only $400 was required, the 32GB iPad cost $500 and the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad was available in exchange of $530.
Let’s now see the most important features that caused the madness surrounding the iPad 2’s release. The feature package includes a 9.7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, a dual-core A5 processor that runs at 1GHz and two cameras: a rear one with 1080p video recording capabilities and a front-facing camera dedicated to FaceTime use. The battery provided guarantees 10 hours of use while the accelerometer and the gyroscope included enhance the functionalities provided. A completely new feature is the mirroring effect that allows iPad 2 users to view their tablet’s display on any HDTV.
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