Update: iPad 2 (Black & White) is now available via http://store.apple.com/ph and can be ordered oline starting at a price of P23,990 for Wifi only version and P30,990 for Wifi+3G version.
Steve Jobs recently revealed the 2nd generation of iPad which he said much better compared to the previous generation when it terms to speed, graphics rendering, weight and thickness. The iPad 2 is now dual core using the latest Apple chip A5. Here’s CNET coverage of the official announcement of the latest Apple device.
OS: Apple iOS4
Display: 9.7-inch 1024×768
Processor: 1GHz Dual Core A5 processor
Camera: 1280×720 (720p HD) (30 fps) Camera with LED Flash and 0.3 MP VGA Front Camera
Video: 720p rear, VGA front
Video Format: H.264 to 720p, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
Audio: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Wifi
Dimension: 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches (same size with iPad 1 but much thinner)
Weight: 1.33-1.35 pounds (much lighter)
Battery Life: 10 hours
Now for the availability of this device in the country, I checked on their Philippines online store (http://store.apple.com/ph), there’s no display and price information yet but in the US store, you can start ordering iPad 2 on March 11, 2011. Now for the price of iPad 2, it will be likely the same as the previous generation which will range from
P19,990.00 to P36,990.00 P23,990.00 to P40,990.00.
Now if you’re asking if I’ll gonna buy this one, to replace the 1st generation iPad that I have, well the answer is YES but I will still go for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The problem with Samsung Tab is that they don’t have online Samsung Store in the Philippines (unlike the Apple Store) where you could buy accessories online. I still think that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is more powerful the this 2nd Gen. iPad.
What do you think?