Guys, stop cribbing about the cover for God's sake. It's after all just a cover and the thing would be marvelous even without it.
The great news is not iPad2 but seeing Job's at his brilliant best. May he live long!
Good to know that steve jobs is on stsge for the launch. Apple ipad2 is certainly priced lesser compared to the XOOM, but does it have any contract arrangements like XOOM has with Verizon. It will be big hit if it has a higher battery life nad more portable.
I also agree that the magnetic cover is a brilliant idea. Although I have a little suspect on how firm the cover can be attached to the iPad2 as I didn't any holes or slot for the cover to stay firm at a particular position. I really want to touch it personally!
If the cover can be "rolled" up in either sides, well then, it's really a smart cover.
How Apple price their product is even more genius than how they make it!
Technically speaking, there are still too many unknown of iPad 2. Is Apple going to change the specification in last minutes to knock down Xoom?
The Smart Cover and iPad 2 were made for each other. Literally. Built-in magnets draw the Smart Cover to iPad for a perfect fit that not only protects, but also wakes up, stands up, and brightens up your iPad. That’s not just smart. It’s genius.
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