[Quote from RedmondPie.com] Finally the moment has arrived when you have something more than a rumor round up on the second generation iPad. The announcement of iPad 2 is probably the second most awaited moment of the year for Apple fans, first one being the launch of iPhone 5. Want to grab the second-gen iPad ASAP? We’ll guide you through everything you need to know. Availability Pre-Ordering You don’t want to want to get late, do you? iPad 2 is expected to run out of stock soon after the launch. If you want to be one of the first ones to grab this magical device, pre-order is the way to go. The first iPad was announced in end of January, while the shipment began in April. The pre-ordering for iPad 2 however starts real soon. How soon? 11th of March for the US and 25th for 26 other countries. Want to Get it Off Store? Sure, no problem. However, again, pre-order is the way to go if you plan to grab it on the launch date or you will have to get into the never ending queues at your nearest Apple store. The device is expected to be available on all Apple stores about a month after the pre-order Price and Features Price As speculated, the new product comes in the same price. Starting from $499, you will be charged for the amount of storage and type of connectivity you choose Dual Core A5 CPU (and Superfast Gaming Graphics) Speculations come true! That’s exactly how we thought the evolution of iPad is going to be and the Jobs announces dual core CPU. The CPU will be at-least 2x faster with the graphics as much as 9x. Thinner & Lighter Like we reported earlier, the new-gen iPad is really really thin and lighter too. As jobs puts it, despite adding so much to the original iPad, it’s still 33 percent thinner. The width has went from 13.4mm to 8.8mm which makes it even thinner than the iPhone 4. Colors (Black and White) Finally Apple has figured a way to make the product white without having to degrade the cam quality. With that Apple announces iPad 2 in white. Not only it’s announced, it will be available from the day one. Just because we highlighted the white one doesn’t mean the won’t offer it in black.