Apple's iPad 2 will be available in 25 new markets from Friday. Although South Africa isn't among them, the device will be rolled out to additional countries in April.
The iPad 2 was launched in the US last month and this week users in a number of European countries and Australia will be able to get their hands on it.
All models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore as well as additional countries in April.
“While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we’ve changed the game again with iPad 2,” says Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can't wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
iPad 2 features a new design that is 33% thinner and up to 15% lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same 9,7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen.
The iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for fast performance and graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime® and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time.