It was the week the iPad 2 ate every other tablet's lunch including some not even launched yet. Seriously, do they think the Xoom is so much better that people are going to shell out $300 more for it than 5 of the 6 iPad models out there? That either is going to have to be one heck of a tablet or one tall, tall glass of Apple Haterade. Join us on the flip as we once again drool, speculate, and inform, just in case ya were too dazzled and missed it.
If any of you planning to buy an iPad 2 on Verizon were worried that you’d have to wait any extra time before getting to buy, fear not! Over at verizonwireless.com there’s a big, bold banner graphic that should put your fears to rest.
In less than a year’s time, Apple has gone from offering the quaint, albeit entirely impressive, first-generation tablet device that was the iPad, to the beast of a machine we now know as iPad 2. Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, iPad 2 boasts front and rear facing cameras and nine times more graphical chutzpah than the original table. With specs like this and a massive library of applications to back it up, there’s no denying that Cupertino’s new sexy will reign long into 2011 as the once and future King of the Tablets. It might also become the ruler of our living rooms as well.
There was a great deal of hand-wringing in the tech community after Wednesday’s iPad 2 announcement over just how much memory the refreshed tablet contains in its diminutive frame. While many are speculating, a semiconductor analyst out of Korea claims to know for sure.
Out with the old, in with the new: Just as Apple posted their extensive iPad 2 information on the website after the announcement Wednesday, the price of the first-generation model got a steep discount, with each model slashed by $100 -- or more, if you don’t mind going refurbished.
Despite Apple’s invasion of retail stores across the world, not everyone lives a comfortable driving distance from one of their holy shrines -- which is why it’s good to hear that the iPad 2 will also be available from Best Buy and Walmart when it launches at 5pm on Friday, March 11.
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.
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.