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.