In case you missed our live coverage, it is official Apple has just announced the second generation iPad. It’s comes with a dual-ore A5 chip and two cameras, front and rear. The CPU is twice as fast, graphics 9 times better, power at 10 hours, the same. Pricing too unchange, thankfully. The iPad 2 also boasts an HDMI output and will cost you an additional $39 for the dongle but no news on any kind of Thunderbolt activity, as yet…
When the mood strikes, turn the camera on yourself, make some faces, and start shooting snapshot-style. Choose from artsy, wacky, and weird effects. Twist up your face, see yourself doubled, or look like you stepped into a comic book. Photo Booth is great for parties or just for kicks. And the fun keeps coming as you keep snapping.
iPad 2 Smart Cover
iPad 2 is thin, sleek, and flat-out amazing. So why hide it in a bulky case? The slim yet sturdy Smart Cover protects your iPad screen without covering up its durable aluminum back.1 So your iPad still looks and feels like an iPad — just with a little extra protection. Even better, the Smart Cover doubles as the perfect movie-watching, game-playing, web-surfing, do-it-all companion. It folds in all the right places so you can quickly create a stand that holds iPad upright. Or one that lets you tilt iPad into a comfortable typing position. If you prefer to hold iPad, the Smart Cover flips back and out of the way like a page in a magazine. And if you want to shoot some HD video on the fly, the Smart Cover folds in half to expose the back-facing camera. Now that’s something to smile about.
iMovie on the large iPad screen is full of features that make editing HD movies fast and fun. The Multi-Touch Precision Editor gives you the control to make the perfect cut. Edit multiple audio tracks with waveforms that let you see what you’re hearing. And discover many other features — from dynamic themes to direct HD sharing — that make iMovie on iPad an amazing experience.
Built from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen on iPad, GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of musical instruments and a full-featured recording studio, making it fun and easy to create music wherever you go. Play a collection of Touch Instruments and Smart Instruments using Multi-Touch gestures. Or create a song whenever the inspiration strikes using a powerful eight-track recording studio.