Jobs Unveils iPad 2
Apple unveiled the iPad 2 Wednesday, and while none of the device's specifications were especially shocking, the biggest surprise of the day was the appearance of CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs, who embarked earlier this year on a medical leave of absence, introduced the new iPad and also gave the bulk of the presentation.
The biggest changes to the iPad 2 from the original are a 33 percent thinner form factor, the addition of front- and rear-facing cameras, a gyroscope. The device is also available in both black and white colors, and 3G versions will work with both AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The iPad 2 will also offer HDMI-out capability and a new chip.
The iPad 2 will arrive in stores March 25, with preorders opening March 11. The WiFi-only version is priced at $499, $599 and $699, with Wi-Fi/3G models going for $629, $729 and $829, depending on 16, 32 or 64GB size.