Its a good news for all gadgetholic Indians as Apple decided to launch iPad 2 on 29th April in India. First iPad was released in United States on April 3, 2010 and India got it after 9 months – January 28, 2011. This time, iPad 2 is being launched in India after just a couple of months. Everybody is excited with this news as they don’t need to import iPad from United States and wait until working jailbreak is available.
New iPad 2 is 15% thinner and 33% lighter than its predecessor and offers a 9.7-inch LED backlit IPS Panel display at 1024×768. It includes a front-facing VGA camera from FaceTime video calling.
Powered by a dual-core 1GHz A5 processor, iOS 4 and compact design, iPad2 still offers same 10 hour battery life. Its available in three different variations:
iPad 2 (Wi Fi only)
- 16 GB => 29500 INR
- 32 GB => 34500 INR
- 64 GB => 39500 INR
iPad 2 (Wi Fi + 3G)
- 16 GB => 36900 INR
- 32 GB => 41900 INR
- 64 GB => 46900 INR
The Multi-Touch technology on iPad almost feels like natural. You use your fingers to do everything, so everything you do — surfing the web, typing email, reading books and swiping through photos — is easier and a lot more fun. How does it work? When your fingers touch the display, it senses them using electrical fields. Then it instantly transforms your taps, swipes, pinches and flicks into lifelike actions. Just like that.
Pick up your iPad, press the Home button and it wakes from sleep instantly. That’s because iPad features fast, efficient and reliable flash storage that lets you access data quickly. So everything effortlessly springs to life. iPad 2 features new iOS 4 operating system for iPad 2 (along with iPhone and iPod touch). It lets you browse, read and see everything just by pointing your finger. It includes all the powerful, innovative and fun built-in apps you use every day, many times a day. And it’s the platform on which more than 65,000 other amazing apps have been created for iPad. It’s highly secure, stable and responsive, and it’s made to work seamlessly with the iPad hardware. iOS 4 is the reason no other device has yet come close to iPad.
Wi-Fi and 3G are two fastest and most advanced technologies available today to stay connected. Every iPad is built with advanced 802.11n wireless technology. It automatically finds Wi-Fi networks, which you can join with a few taps. iPad is also available with 3G connectivity. So if you’re somewhere without Wi-Fi, such as outdoors on a camping trip or on the road, you can still surf the web, check email or get directions.
Gaming is more fun now with iPad as with the built-in accelerometer, you can rotate iPad to portrait or landscape, or even upside down, and whatever you’re watching, reading or seeing adjusts to fit the display. And now the accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope and compass all work together. They sense where iPad is, which direction it’s facing and how it’s moving. So games, maps and other apps know your every twist, turn, tilt and 360. It’s an epic win for gaming. And it’s just the beginning of better-than-ever iPad apps.
Video mirroring is new for iPad and for every app, web page, presentation, video, film or photo you want to show a big audience. Just plug in the Apple Digital AV Adapter or Dock Connector to VGA Adapter (sold separately) and your HDTV or projector becomes a bigger version of your iPad. One plug, that’s it. Everyone sees what’s on your display — even when you rotate iPad from portrait to landscape or zoom in and out on photos. Faster graphics performance from the A5 chip means a bigger (and better) performance in the classroom, boardroom or living room. This means you can carry business users can carry their presentations and statistics data in the iPad and present in a meeting or conference with just a few taps rather than carrying bulky laptops every where you go for a meeting.