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My ipad 2 event summary.

First here are 2 good links to watch the blogs with pictures.
Live from Apple's iPad 2 event -- Engadget
Liveblog: Apple's March 2 iPad event

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And here is my summary in short with all the keynote info you'll need.



1. Steve Jobs is on stage
2. Random House is bringing 17000 books to ibooks.
3. There is over 200 million App store/itunes/ibook accounts.
4. 15 million ipads sold in 2010 (April to December)
Worth $9.5 Billion collars and competitors flummoxed. Yes on screen was the word flummoxed.
5. Currently 65000 Ipad apps and only 100 Honeycomb apps.
6. Phil Schiller on the big screen saying "No one predicted this would be as successful as it's been". "Some people cal this a post PC device" And other random talk.
7. More video showing different industries using the ipad.
8. More video showing ipads helping disabled children live better lives.
9. On screen - "2011 Year of the Copycats. And also on screen are logos from: Blackberry, Motorola, HP, Honeycomb and samsung.

10. All new ipad2.
It features:
All new A5 Cpu - dual core up to 2x faster then A4
Up to 9x faster graphics
Same low power as A4
First dual core tablet to ship in volume
Front and rear cameras
33% thinner then ipad 1. 13.4mm to 8.8mm
Built in gyroscope
1.3 pounds in weight
Comes in black and white colours
Models that worn with AT&T and Verison. Ie CDMA and GSM. Has not said if they are separate models or a dual band chip.
10 hour battery life
Over a month standby
HDMI video out

Price (in US $):
16GB wifi = $499
32GB wifi = $599
64GB wifi = $699
16GB 3G = $629
32GB 3G = $729
64GB 3G = $829

11. Ipad will ship March 11 in the US.
And 26 more countries March 25

12. New HDMI out cable in screen.
HDMI mirrored video output
Up to 1080p
Works with all apps
Supports rotation
No setup or configuration
Charge your ipad while using
Cost = $39 US

12. A new ipad case from apple called smart cover.
It's a flap that covers the front of the device.
Magnets grasp and auto align it
Adds minimal weight and thickness
Micro fibre lining cleans screen
Wake on open sleep on close
Easy to remove or change
Polyurethane or leather

13. Now a video of this smart cover for ipad.
Price (US): Poly = $39 Leather = $69
Both come in 5 colours

14. Scott Forstall on stage now.
15. iOS 4.3 features on screen.
Safari performance - Nitro JavaScript Engine
iTunes home sharing
Airplay improvements
Preference for ipad switch - mute or rotation lock
Personal hotspot - iphone 4 only

16. Now giving a photo booth demo using the ipad
17. Facetime demo with the ipad
18. iOS 4.3 release dates
March 11 for ipad, iphone (GSM), ipod touch (3rd, 4th generation)

19. iMovie - for ipad
Precision editor
Multitrack audio recording
New themes
Airplay to AppleTV
Share your videos in HD
Universal app
20. Demo of imovie on ipad
21. Release date march 11 for $4.99 US

22. Garageband for ipad
Touch instruments
Grand piano, organ, guitars, drums, bass
Guitar amps and effects
8 track recording and mixing
250+ loops
Email AAC file of your song
Compatible with Mac version
23. Garageband demo on ipad
24. Steve Jobs back on stage.
25. Garageband on ipad - March 11 at $4.99 US.

26. ipad 2 information summary
27. Ipad 2 video on screen featuring Jony Ive, black and white ipad 2's, Smart Cover, ipad internals (of which roughly 85% of the space is the battery), Scott Forstall.
28. Steve Jobs back on stage.
29. Steve Jobs - "This is worth repeating. It's in Apple's DNA that technology is not enough. It's tech married with the liberal arts and the humanities. Nowhere is that more true than in the post-PC products. Our competitors are looking at this like it's the next PC market. That is not the right approach to this. These are pos-PC devices that need to be easier to use than a PC, more intuitive."
"The hardware and software need to intertwine more than they do on a PC. We think we're on the right path with this."
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Sounds outstanding to me. Too bad I already have the first iPad.

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I will be either ordering online or waiting in line at a store, not sure which yet. But I am for surely getting a White 32GB wifi model for my wonderful girlfriend, and a 64GB wifi+3G for my wonderful self

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As long as you're spending all that money, want to ship one my way? :3
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****, I have to wait until March 25th.... Oh well, good things come to those who wait! I will be ordering a black 64GB 3G one. Woohoo!
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