The iPad 2 launched on March 11 in the U.S., and 25 additional countries on March 25. Compared to the first iPad, as the second device in the iPad line it gained a faster dual core A5 processor, a lighter build structure, and was the first iPad to feature VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling.
The device was available initially with three storage sizes, 16, 32 and 64 GB and two varying connectivity options, Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and cellular. Each variation of the device is available with either a black or white front glass panel.
Apple sold 15 million iPads in 2010, more than all Tablet PCs sold in history before that. Upon the announcement of the second-generation iPad, the original model of the iPad was discontinued. They sold 15.4 million iPad 2 tablets in Q4 2011 alone. Almost 30 million from March to December. From 65,000 tablet-optimized apps, they reached 200,000.
The tablet comes with a 9.70-inch display with a resolution of 768 pixels by 1024 pixels at a PPI of 132 pixels per inch.
The Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi is powered by 1GHz and it comes with 512MB of RAM. The tablet packs 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi packs a 0.7-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi runs iOS 4 and is powered by a 6930mAh non removable battery. It measures 241.20 x 185.70 x 8.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 607.00 grams.