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Apple’s iPad 2 prices announced

Cupertino based makers of software and hardware Apple has unveiled the costs of their new tablet iPad 2, which starts from £399 along with the arrival date of Friday 25th March being confirmed.

The iPad 2 boasts a new design, a new CPU and imagery options whilst being housed in a sleeker body with the same 9.7-inch screen and two cameras – one with HD abilities and the second with VGA.

Apple’s iPad 2 has an A5 processor, with a dual-core CPU that supplies double the processing power of the first device along with nine times the graphical performance with the same 10 hour battery life.

Apple’s innate design of the iPad has changed, where the form factor has become much sleeker. The thickness has been reduced by 33-percent, from a 13.4mm chassis to a 8.8mm thin case - where it’s now even slimmer than the iPhone 4.

The original model cost at launch £429, £499 and £599 for the 16, 32 and 64GB WIFI versions. Apple’s first iPad with WIFI and 3G abilities was £529, £599 and £699 for the WIFI and 3G variants.

The WIFI iPad 2 16, 32 and 64GB models will cost £399, £479 and £559, respectively. Apple's iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G will be priced at £499, £579 and £659 for the same capacities.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.