Steve Jobs Announces iPad 2, 100 Million iPhones Shipped

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs took the stage earlier today to announce the iPad 2. The iPad 2 is 33% thinner and 15% lighter than the original iPad. The iPad 2 has the same 9.7-inch LED backlit LCD screen and it has Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor. There are two cameras in the iPad 2: a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and PhotoBooth and a rear-facing camera for capturing 720p video. The iPad 2 also has 10 hours of battery life. It will be available on Verizon and AT&T’s 3G connections. The price breakdown is as follows:

WiFi-only 16GB – $499
WiFi-only 32GB – $599
WiFi-only 64GB – $699

WiFi+3G 16GB – $629
WiFi+3G 32GB – $729
WiFi+3G 64GB – $829

While on stage, Steve Jobs also discussed some other company milestones.

– Over 2,500 publishers are in the iBookstore.

– Random House is adding 17,000 books to iBookstore.

– Apple iTunes recently crossed 200 million accounts.

– $2 billion has been paid to developers on the App Store

– 100 million iPhones have been shipped.

– 15 million iPads sold in 2010 (9 months between April-December)

– Over 90% tablet PC market share

– $9.5 billion revenue made by iPad in 2010

– Jobs pointed out that iPad has 65,000 tablet apps and Honeycomb Android has 100 apps on their App Store.

[Apple PR]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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