Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The iPad 2 makes its debut | Signal Strength - CNET News
As expected, the new tablet is faster with dual-core processors, which just about double CPU performance and make the graphics speed 9 times faster, while using the same power as the processor from the first iPad. It's thinner than the older model. It went from 13.4mm for the old iPad to 8.8mm in thickness on the new one. And it works not only on AT&T's 3G network, but also Verizon Wireless's 3G network.
The new tablet will go on sale in the U.S. on March 11 and will start at $499. The original iPad, which went on sale last April, currently starts at $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi only version of the product. The 3G version of the 16GB iPad is $629. Apple will begin shipping the iPad 2 internationally to 26 countries starting March 25.