Apple's new iPad 2 tablet will be released today in the U.S., set to go on sale at 5 p.m at Apple retail stores or at AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart and select Apple Authorized Resellers as well. For those who do not want to wait on long lines (if any in your area) you can also buy a black or white iPad 2 online right now in the US. Apple promises fast and free delivery, but you can probably expect your iPad 2 to arrive at your door in about 3-4 weeks, as orders are already backed up.
The iPad 2 is described as the next generation of Apple's "magical device" for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and more. The slim tablet has the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen as iPad 1, but it is 33 percent thinner and about 15 percent lighter than the original iPad. Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor powers ipad 2, which also features a basic front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that records 720p HD video.