The iPad 2: "Scorched Earth"
thinner, lighter, new low price.
All models will be thinner and lighter. .5kg = 1.1 lbs.
They will all have a new lightweight screen. Same 9.7". Same 1024x768 resolution. iPhone 4 apps will run at full "Retina" resolution.
All models will have a new lighter chassis. Probably plastic rather than aluminum. Similar to the iPhone 3G case. But it will have high-tech name for the material other than "plastic".
All models will have a lighter and smaller battery. Apple will claim they've increased efficiency in dual core models to allow them to still claim 10 hours of video with the new battery.
- $299 model - 16GB, same features as current iPad: "A4" Single core CPU, Wifi.
- $399 model - 32GB, Wifi, new dual core CPU "A8" SOC, "Facetime" cameras: 1MP rear, VGA front.
- $499 model - 32GB, Wifi + 3G (both AT&T or Verizon supported in US), new dual core CPU SOC, "Facetime" cameras.
- $599 model - 64GB, Wifi + 3G etc.
Availability: March 15th worldwide for Wifi. May 1st for 3G. Apple will demonstrate a few apps that have been optimized for dual core through use of "blocks".
There will be a developer preview of some exciting thing for enhanced performance in iOS 5.
Thanks for coming.