Apple Releases iPad 2 That is Thinner, Lighter and Faster


At a special event today in San Francisco featuring a surprise appearance by Steve Jobs (the audience gave him a standing ovation), Apple announced the new iPad 2 with a completely new design that is 33% thinner and 15% lighter. It features a faster CPU, front and rear facing cameras, a gyroscope and HDMI output. It is available in black and white on both AT&T and Verizon. Apple is also releasing a new magnetic cover for the iPad.