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Here are some of the upgrades to the iPad2 in comparison to the original iPad:

Faster Processor with great graphics

iPad2 has 2 core processors (dual-core) in one A5 chip. This is an upgrade to the A4 processor in the original iPad. You’ll notice the difference when you’re surfing the web, watching movies, making FaceTime video calls, gaming, and switching from app to app. Multitasking is smoother, apps load faster, and everything just works better. Interested readers can find more information about them at view the page

With up to nine times the graphics performance, playing games on iPad is even faster, smoother and more realistic. Even with the sleeker design and higher power, Apple claims the battery life will still stay the same amazing 10 hours.

FaceTime again with two cameras

iPad2 has 2 cameras – one on the front and one on the back. The Apple fans got a taste of FaceTime with the launch of iPhone 4. It has been gaining so much popularity lately that iPad2 has decided to add the FaceTime functionality to the iPad2 through the two cameras. The front camera puts you and your friend face-to-face. Switch to the back camera during your video call to share where you are, who you’re with, or what’s going on around you. When you’re not using FaceTime, let the back camera roll if you see something movie-worthy. It’s HD, so whatever you shoot is a mini-masterpiece.

More variety with Two Colors

iPad2 is available in both black and white whereas the original iPad was only available in black.

Lighter and Thinner in your hands

Apple promises to deliver what it advertises about iPad being ‘Less in your hands, More at your fingertips’.iPad2 will really make you feel the difference when you hold it your hands. iPad2 is up to 15% lighter than the original iPad. The iPad2’s WiFi-only model weighs about 1.3 pounds. The lighter weight could mean a lot for those always on the go and for those who like to carry their iPad around like any other book. Apple is known to give a lot of importance on the sleekness and thinness of their gadgets. iPad2 is 33% thinner than the original iPad. It is 0.34 inch (8.8 mm) thin.

Introducing the iPad Smart Cover

The iPad Smart Cover protects your iPad without adding bulk to its thin, light design. It works with iPad such that the smart magnetic technology built into each really pulls them together. Open the Smart Cover and your iPad wakes up instantly. Close it and your iPad goes to sleep automatically. The smart cover also acts as a perfect stand for the iPad when you are watching movies or playing games.

The above lists only the major visible upgrades. There is much more in store including the gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, HDMI out and the features supported by the new operating system iOS 4.3

Undoubtedly, iPad2 will prove to be incredible technology under your fingers. It definitely is up to an individual whether he would like to invest in iPad2 after having invested in the original iPad. One would think pricing and affordability would be a concern here, but history has it that Apple has its strategies well-thought of, be it design, development or marketing. The release and sales of the several upgraded versions of iPod and iPhone are excellent examples. It is rumored, that the new targets for 2011 is that Apple will ship up to 4 million iPad2 per month, reaching a total of 40 million iPads for 2011. And despite competition from big brand vendors like Samsung, Motorola and more, analysts predict that iPad2 will continue the Apple’s tablet dominance in the market.