In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Steve Jobs took the stage at a scheduled Apple event and announced the iPad 2. We already have an iPad 1 in the house, so I’ve been holding out for an Android tablet to round out the gadget portfolio. Unfortunately, my purchase has been postponed a lot longer than expected thanks to several hardware delays and disappointments. Now Apple’s upping the ante further with a second-gen tablet model, and I may just be fed up with waiting for a decent competitor.
There’s an awful lot to like in the new iPad 2. The proven platform is getting two cameras, a dual-core CPU, and 1080p video output (albeit no 1080p decoding) . Plus, it’s keeping the same 9-10 hour battery life, and the cost is going nowhere. For $499, I can get a 16GB, Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 on March 11th. I want to wait for an Android tablet, but there’s no hardware on the horizon that comes even close to the iPad. What exactly am I waiting for?
Meanwhile, Dave is enamored of Apple’s new digital AV adapter (HDMI output for audio and video), and he mentioned that he’s on the hook to purchase an iPad 2 for his wife. Looks like Apple’s getting more hard-earned ZNF money soon.