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Apple Announces iPad2

For almost one year, Apple has owned the tablet market. In fact, it's had the market almost entirely to itself. That began changing at the end of last year, with a constant stream of announcements and product launches from Cisco, Research In Motion, Samsung, and more, leading to an absolute avalanche of new products announced and demonstrated at CES this January. And those products have been, at least on a feature basis, easily superior to the original iPad. Just as some of those products have s
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Forstall showed off iOS 4.3, including increased Safari performance, using Nitro JavaScript engine from MacOS X. It runs JavaScript twice as fast as before. iTunes home sharing is also part of this upgrade -- wireless stream over your home Wi-Fi network to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Airplay improvements are part of iOS 4.3 as well. iOS automatically finds your Apple TV. Apps from the app store and Web sites can be played via Airplay. iOS 4.3 will be available March 11, supporting all iPads and fourth-generation iPhones and iPod Touches.

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