By DaYonte Dixon –
The new iPad 2 was just released Wednesday and the fans are lining up for it.
Apple is now selling a new, lighter, cheaper and more easy-to-transport iPad. The iPad 2 is one-third thinner than the original version, which was one of the main complaints about that early version.
It will begin shipping in over a week, according to the company, and with the hype around the world has carried into Penn Manor high school.
“People are going crazy over the new iPad,” said Alex Kirk, a Penn Manor student. “Actually I already asked my mom if i could get it today.”
Most people just want it because of the word “new” that is in front of the name but Kirk has done some research.
“I heard it is as thin as the iphone and holds more memory,” said Kirk. “I also heard that it’s selling at the same price as the original, that’s why I want to go out today so I don’t miss the opportunity of this great pricing.”
But it comes with many more new features than the last tablet Apple put out. According to the company, the new pad has rear and front facing cameras for recording video, taking photos, and for FaceTime video chat. The new iPad also has a new A5 dual-core processor which offers up to nine times faster graphics processing.
Apple’s official statement says, “The faster speeds of the new processor will not have any greater power consumption than the previous A4 processor.”
So it’s sort of green and fast.
The new iPad will also be available in two different colors, black and white. It will also be available for both AT&T and Verizon.
“Once I heard about the iPad 2, I eliminated a laptop from my Christmas list,” said senior Demetrius Dixon, a Penn Manor student.
“But I plan on getting it a lot earlier than Christmas.” added Dixon, who is off to college this year.
With all the hype around the world, and at Penn Manor, the iPad 2 may end up being very successful.
According to Kirk and Dixon, many of Apple’s first ipad 2 sales will be coming from Penn Manor students themselves.