Apple posts iPad 2 guided tour videos

Apple has released a bunch of slick videos of the imminent iPad2 which show off the tablet's potential.

Covering everything from Facetime to the new GaraeBand and iMovie Apps, the 14 videos are the best look yet at the Second Coming of the Cupertino company's genre-defining device and could go some way to convincing all but the most rabidly Apple-phobic that the iPad still has a massive head start on the competition.

With more than 100 wannabe tablet's waiting in the wings to steal Apple's thunder, the second generation gadget really has its work cut out, but the addition of twin cameras, HDMI out and a faster dual-core A5 SoC will go a long way making sure Apple maintains most, if not all, of its staggering 90 per cent market share.

The full list includes instructional videos for FaceTime, Mail, Safari, iBooks, Videos, Photos, Find My iPad, iPod, iTunes, the App Store, Maps, Airplay, iMovie and GarageBand which looks like a big fat heap of fun.

The iPad 2 goes on sale in the USA at 1pm Pacific time tomorrow at Apple stores and 5pm at a bunch of retail partners including Best Buy, Target and Walmart. We'll be in the queue when the iPad 2 goes on sale in the UK on the 25th of March, unless it sells really well in the US in which case we'll probably have to wait as usual.