As expected, Apple announced the next generation of its popular tablet device at a media event today. The iPad 2 will have the same 9.7-inch display but will be 33% thinner than the previous model. It will have front-facing and rear-facing cameras and Apple's new 1GHz dual-core A5 processor.
The next-generation iPad will be capable of making FaceTime calls with other FaceTime-capable devices. The rear-facing camera can capture 720p HD video. The iPad 2 will also have the same battery life as the first generation of 10 hours and 30 days of stand-by time despite the thinner appearance.
The iPad 2 will be available March 11 for the same price as the first generation. Have your credit cards ready!