Today Apple made their official announcement of the highly anticipated second generation iPad, appropriately dubbed the iPad 2. As with most 2nd generation products Apple has managed to integrate some very nice new features that will make those early iPad adopters just a little jealous.

Apple's new iPad2

So, what’s new about the iPad 2? Let’s see a technical comparison.

 

Display

iPad

9.7-inch
LED-backlit IPS LCD

iPad2

9.7-inch
LED-backlit IPS LCD

Resolution1024 x 7681024 x 768
Processor1GHz Apple A41GHz dual-core Apple A5
GraphicsPowerVR SGX 535?
Memory256MB RAM?
Storage16GB / 32GB / 64GB16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front cameranoneVGA
Rear cameranone720p
Cellular radioEDGE plus triband HSPAEDGE plus quadband HSPA or
CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A
WiFi802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth2.1 + EDR2.1 + EDR
Accelerometer3-axis3-axis
GyroscopeNo3-axis
Thickness13.4mm8.8mm
Weight680g (WiFi),
730g (WiFi + 3G)
601g (WiFi),
607g (Verizon),
613g (AT&T)

Faster, thinner, lighter, additional carrier choice and the addition of front and back cameras? Bravo Apple. It’s looks like the iPad 2 will be a welcome addition in the sea of tablet based products releasing this year.

If you want a shiny new iPad and want to save a little money, Apple has now reduced the price of the original iPad by $100.

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