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Apple Live Event as It Happens

1:20 PM -- We're waiting to see what the hotly anticipated launch of the iPad 2 from Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in San Francisco will bring today.

This is the (almost) live blog that we'll initially update with launch details. Watch the message board below for new information and feel free to add your own commentary on Apple's next generation of mobile tablets.

— The Staff, Light Reading Mobile

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sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:11:23 PM
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And on both AT&T and Verizon AND for the same price as the first. Well played. Only thing better would be a 4G version...

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:11:23 PM
re: Apple Live Event as It Happens

As Sarah noted, the pricing will remain the same. $500 for the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad, $630 for the 16GB iPad with 3G.


Via Wired (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab...

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:11:23 PM
re: Apple Live Event as It Happens

Availabilty will follow hard on the heels of this launch. The iPad 2 will be out on March 11th.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:11:23 PM
re: Apple Live Event as It Happens

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad 2, which is said to run graphics up to nine times faster than its older sibling, thanks to a dual-core A5 processor.


 


Via Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2011/0...

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:11:23 PM
re: Apple Live Event as It Happens

I've never seen the Apple crew so bluntly compare and contrast app numbers as they did between iPad and the "100 apps" for Google's "Honeycomb" tablet OS. Leads me to wonder if they're more concerned about it than their outward confidence would suggest.

MMQoS 12/5/2012 | 5:11:22 PM
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Supportinging 4G together with long battery life is problematic right now even with smart phones.  It will take a while before the 4G IC's are optimised for low Pd.  

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:11:22 PM
re: Apple Live Event as It Happens

How detrimental do you think it'll will prove to be that Apple did not include 4G support in the iPad 2? Disappointing, but will consumers care?

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:11:22 PM
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I think they've been scared for awhile now. Usually Apple event invites are very mysterious, but this one made it clear it was for the iPad 2. The short time between announcement and availability also suggests they know they have to move fast.

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:11:22 PM
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Garage Band demo looks pretty cool (without the ability to actually see or hear it. :() Looks like the iPad 2 is moving away from content consumption to content creation as well.

Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 5:11:21 PM
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Anyone seeing anything in the iPad 2 that will cause lots of existing iPad 1 owners to wipe and sell off their older tablets and purchase the latest and greatest version?  Not sure I see much save for the people who absolutely can't do without whatever is new from Apple. JB.

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