June 19, 2018

Steve Jobs unveils Apple iPad 2

iPad2 set to rule the tablet world for some time yet.

Steve Jobs the Apple Chief Executive who is supposed to be on sick leave has made a surprise appearance to unveil the iPad 2, to the world.

Jobs is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer and has had a liver transplant.

Jobs says the new iPad which hits the shelves in the United States of America on 11 March,was an “all new design” with a new processor that would make the device twice as fast.

iPad2 will feature a new version of the Apple mobile operating system – iOS 4.3 – will will be available as a free update on launch date.

Job’s says “The first thing is it’s dramatically faster. It’s up to nine times faster on the graphics.”

The Apple CEO said the new iPad would be 33 per cent thinner – from 13.4mm to 8.8mm thick. He said that would make it thinner than the iPhone 4. The iPad 2 will also be lighter: 590 grams versus 680 grams.

Front and rear facing cameras are installed, and it will come in only two colours – black or white.

Jobs says “We think 2011 is going to be the year of iPad 2,” he said.

Jobs also announced that

– Apple had sold over 100 million books on the iPad’s iBookstore.

– The majority of Apple’s revenues now come from post PC devices such as the iPad.

– Apple turns 35 on April 1.

– Apple has just shipped its 100 millionth iPhone

– Apple has paid out a total of $US2 billion to app developers

– There are now 200 million active iTunes accounts

– Apple has sold over 100 million ebooks in nine months