Apple iPad 2 Video
Apple iPad 2 Video Transcript
-Hey, I'm Donald Bell for CNET.com. We're here at Apple's iPad 2 launch event, and I'm holding the iPad 2. In fact, I'm holding the white version of the iPad 2. There's now 2 colors: a white version and a black version. All the same prices, all the same capacities as last year's, but you're now getting a much thinner design, a lighter design, and you're also getting a faster processor. There's a-- there's a dual core A5 processor in here. It's promising 9 times the graphics performance of the original iPad. You're also getting a few new features. You're getting a FaceTime feature for video calling. You get HD cameras on the back and a VGA camera on the front. Apple is also announcing 2 new applications for the iPad, their own applications. One is iMovie for the iPad, which is available before on the iPhone and the iPod Touch. It's now coming to the iPad and it's the most sophisticated version, well, at least the most sophisticated mobile version of iMovie we've seen yet. The other application that Apple announced today for the iPad is GarageBand. This is gonna be a pretty cool application out there for you musical types. It does multitrack recording, virtual instruments--a lot of fun. We're gonna see this thing March 11th. So, having played around with the iPad 2 the little bit that I've had it here, I have to say, the thing I like about it the most is how thin and light Apple has been able to get the design. Having seen a lot of their competitors this past year, I haven't seen anything that's gotten this small, and I think being able to preserve that 10-hour battery life is a big deal. It's gonna be hard to be able to keep up with that. So, for CNET.com, I'm Donald Bell showing off the Apple iPad 2.
Apple's Eddy Cue shows off revamped versions of the company's iLife suite. iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand are all getting new looks, including new editing features for iMovie.
Apple's Philip Schiller shows off new apps designed specifically for the iPad. The apps revealed include a new Garage Band and iMovie.
Despite being on medical leave, Apple CEO Steve Jobs steps back in the spotlight to show off the 2nd generation of the iPad tablet. Shipping on March 11, the thinner, lighter iPad 2 is also faster, and it comes with two cameras.
Apple made the new iPad Air thinner and lighter, yet it's faster and still offers great battery life. Is it worth the premium price?
Xander Soren, director of music marketing for Apple, shows off the GarageBand application designed for the iPad 2. The $4.99 app's features include touch-to-play instruments, guitar amps and effects, and eight-track recording and mixing.
CNET's Donald Bell gives an overview of iOS 4.2 for the Apple iPad tablet computer, including a look at AirPlay for Apple TV and AirPrint.
iPhoto '09 gets Faces and Places; iMovie '09 gives you advanced drag-and-drop editing; and GarageBand '09 brings you music lessons from the stars.
This week on the CNET Tech Review: BOL@SXSW; Google Chrome turns 10; an Editors' Choice gaming mouse from Mad Catz; and kick out the jams with GarageBand for iPad.
Senior Editor Donald Bell shows off some of the unique functions of the Apple iPad keyboard dock.
The iPad Air, Apple's fifth-generation iPad, weighs just 1 pound, is 7.5mm thick and boasts its new A7 processor, making it eight times faster than the iPad 4.
Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black) Review
The good: Apple's iPad 2 is dramatically thinner and boasts front and rear cameras, FaceTime video chat, a faster processor, and 3G options for both AT&T and Verizon.
The bad: The iPad's screen resolution hasn't budged, photo quality is mediocre, there's still no Adobe Flash support, and ports for HDMI, USB, and SD all require adapters.
The bottom line: The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets.
Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black) Specs
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