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iPad 2 to grace SA shores tomorrowBy Hanleigh Daniels 28 April 2011 | Categories: news
South Africans don’t have to wait long to get their hands on Apple’s latest generation tablet PC, the iPad 2, as the latest device to emanate from the company’s stable is due to grace local shores this upcoming Friday.
The iPad 2 was launched in March in the US and will arrive in South Africa tomorrow, debuting far quicker than the original iPad that took a year since it was first announced to eventually grace our shores.
Pricing & Availability
The iPad 2 models with Wi-Fi will carry recommended retail price tags starting at R4399 for the 16 GB version, R5399 for the 32 GB model and R6399 for the 64 GB version. Pricing for the Wi-Fi + 3G models kicks off at R5599 for the 16 GB version, R6599 for the 32 GB model and R7599 for the 64 GB variant. All models are available in black or white.
Apple’s iPad 2 features a new sleeker design, being 33% thinner and up to 15% lighter than the original model. This new version sports the same 9.7" LED-backlit LCD screen as used on the first generation iPad, but boasts a new dual-core A5 processor for smoother and faster processing as well as graphics performance. Also new are two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for apps such as FaceTime for Wi-Fi video calls, and a rear-facing camera that can capture HD-ready (720p) video.
The Cupertino-based iPhone and iPod maker’s iPad 2 will be available from the following retail outlets:
Apple Premium Resellers
Digicape Cape Town
iStore Canal Walk
iStore Melrose Arch
iStore 1 Sandton Drive
iStore Sandton City
Incredible Connection Bloemfontein
Incredible Connection Canal Walk
Incredible Connection Cavendish
Incredible Connection Centurion
Incredible Connection Cresta
Incredible Connection East Rand Retail Park
Incredible Connection Eastgate
Incredible Connection Fourways
Incredible Connection Gateway
Incredible Connection Menlyn
Incredible Connection Nelspruit
Incredible Connection Pavillion
Incredible Connection Sandton
Incredible Connection Somerset West
Incredible Connection The Glen
Incredible Connection Woodmead
Dion Wired Bedford Square
Dion Wired Fourways
Dion Wired Gateway
Dion Wired Hyde Park
Dion Wired Somerset West
Dion Wired Woodlands
Dion Wired Woodmead
iPad 2 features:
9.7" (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Dual-core A5 chip
Front and back cameras
Up to ten hours of battery life
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
3G data service on Wi-Fi + 3G models
The latest iPad will also be in stores in countries the likes of Korea, Israel, India and Singapore tomorrow.
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