The Apple iPad includes a completely new, thinner design, a faster dual-core A5 processor, and rear and front facing cameras for recording video, taking photos, and FaceTime video chat. At just 1.3 pounds, it is slightly lighter than the previous 1.5 pound iPad. It will carry the same starting price of $499 for the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi-only model.
The device will begin shipping in just over a week, on Friday, March 11, 2011 in the U.S., while 26 more overseas countries will get the device on March 25, 2011.
You can view a video of the new iPad 2 at http://www.apple.com/ipad/#video