Wednesday, March 2, 2011

iPad 2: thinner, white, works on Verizon

iPad 2 is thinner, lighter, faster, (stronger, harder,) comes in black and white, with front and rear-facing cameras, and will work with AT&T and Verizon. It goes on sale March 11, starting at $499. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, all with 3G options. There's a fancy new thin, magnetic folding cover, too.

So if this thing's thinner than an iPhone 4, I sure can't wait to see the next pocket-sized devices. Via.

By comparison, Nintendo's big announcement today is that there will be a new Mario game for the 3DS and they'll also sell you Turbo Grafx 16 games to play on it.


  1. Catty! And untrue!
    I guess we know you don't like Nintendo!

  2. I understand your quip about the 3DS was meant as understated sarcasm, but taken on its face, it does make me want one.
    ...And an iPad as well. What the hell, throw in a pony, too.

  3. I was at the Nintendo Keynote this morning, some interesting stuff, but kind of dull overall. Funny that Virtual Boy games are not being mentioned. (not suprising, but seems like a natural fit)
    The other neat thing about this year's GDC is that the motion sensing on the Kinect is continuously being improved. They are still figuring it out in ways.

    The odd one is that the Netflix stuff Nintendo's talking about has been on the iphone for months, Street Fighter is their big game for it, and the Zelda preview looked like a Gamecube game. Boring. They seem to be getting more and more reliant on Nostalgia.

  4. No one's buying a 3DS to stream Netflix on it.

  5. 3DS starts at a significantly lower price range. $500 for the low end iPad seems like a waste of money to me.

  6. I got my 3ds order in today, netflix sealed the deal. Using it on my iphone is a hassle since everyone loves to interrupt my viewing of the IT Crowd and then I have to go back and wait for it to buffer again! Besides that, they have overhauled the OS on the 3DS to a point that it might as well have an Apple logo on the front.

    As a current iPad owner, I have to say, the new updates were lame. A faster processor and better graphics hooked up to a low res screen don't do much, they really needed the retina display, spend a day with one and you will see what I mean. And yes, not having Flash on it sucks, not even Frash can heal my wounds.

  7. $500 for the low-end ipad is a gimmick to get people to buy the higher end ones. "You're already spending $500; pay just a couple hundred more and you get something so much better!"

    I use my ipad nearly every day, and I'm a bit confused about the cameras. I suppose if you want to do video chat, ok, but I'm thinking motion sickness would quickly follow. I'm not seeing me upgrading on this one. Add the retina display and a 128GB option, and you'll get my attention, Mr. Jobs.