SAN FRANCISCO — Here is a batch of photos from Apple’s iPad 2 launch event today. After the presentation by Steve Jobs and other Apple employees, the crowd moved to a room for hands-on time with the new device.
Jobs was right — the device feels noticeably lighter than the first iPad — but the biggest changes are inside, in the new processor and software upgrades.
The new version of iOS lets third-party applications use media-streaming capabilies on a home network. There was no word about extending the streaming over wireless networks:
Here’s a close-up of the setting that lets you change what the slider switch does on the iPad 2,- allowing it to be used as a mute switch, instead of just a screen rotation lock: