After months of speculation, wild predictions and unicorn tears, the iPad 2 was finally revealed today. Of all the predictions surrounding Apple's latest creation, what did the internet get right? What did they get wrong? Here's our rundown of what came true with iPad 2 at today's Apple Event and what failed to materialize.
Epic Games announced today that the award-winning iOS title from Chair Entertainment, Infinity Blade, will be getting a big content update available for free. To coincide with the new update - titled: Infinity Blade: The Deathless Kings - the game will also be offered up for a discount rate for a limited time.
Among things like the iMovie for iPad and a little thing called the iPad 2, Apple today announced the upcoming availability of GarageBand for iPad, and the little musical powerhouse has never looked sweeter. If you’ve ever used one of the piano iPad apps, you’ll understand immediately why this is something to get excited about. And it won’t just let you play piano, either; you can strum a guitar, play the bass, or bang on the drums. Since it won’t hit the app store until March 11, we don’t yet have a hands-on review of it, but what we do have an idea of what it is, and why it will be awesome.
Apple took to the stage in San Francisco this morning to reassert its dominance over the tablet market with the iPad 2 -- but the real story may be with the company bringing two of its popular iLife components to the new tablet, including iMovie, which promises “very independent filmmaking.”
Well, I've escaped the reality distortion field of this morning's iPad 2 announcement, although the RDF did its best to chase me down Highway 101 back to the office. Yes, the new iPad is sweet. Super sweet! Let's explore why -- and examine what Steve Jobs and Co. chose not to say.
If you’re planning to grab an iPad 2 when they’re available on March 11, Apple will have you covered with some new software included with the device. The popular Photo Booth software from the Mac will make its debut on the iPad 2 as part of iOS 4.3, as well as a big-screen version of the company’s iOS-based iMovie and GarageBand.
If you'd rather not deal with the hassles of flakey Craigslist and eBay buyers, you can easily send in your old iPad to Gazelle for a considerable trade-in value. The recommerce site is offering the follow prices for each current iPad model, available after the cut.
[Update] Gazelle has announced that because of Apple's own price reductions ($399 for a first-generation iPad) and trade-in volume, the site is not offering the same pricing plans it promised this morning. If you're locked in already you're safe, but if you haven't done so you might be better off selling it somewhere else. Maybe set up a table outside your local grocery store next to the Girl Scouts selling their cookies?
Following Apple’s announcement of the iPad 2 at a media event in San Francisco, the company moved on to finalize details on the next version of iOS which is coming on March 11 to accompany the new device.