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.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs hit the stage to a huge round of applause and a standing ovation at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday to unveil the company’s followup to the wildly successful iPad, which is being dubbed the iPad 2 and begins shipping on March 11.
As we all wait to see what Apple will unveil in San Francisco at 10am PST Wednesday, there’s some interesting data just released which shows that most consumers don’t care as much about a second-generation iPad as they do just spending less money on an existing one.
Oh come on, don’t look so surprised -- you didn’t really think we’d make it all the way to an Apple product announcement today without at least one last-minute leaked photo, did you? No one is saying this is the real next-gen iPad, but feel free to savor the flavor while we wait for the real deal anyway.