Details on what the iPad 2 does
It is a lot thinner - and a little lighter
Rumors originally predicted the iPad 2 would only be a little smaller than its predecessor, according to Wired.com, but the device is in fact much smaller than expected. The iPad has gone from 13.4 millimeters to 8.8 millimeters in thickness – a 33 percent decrease – which makes it even thinner than the iPhone 4. The tablet has also lost a little weight, dropping from 1.5 pounds to 1.3 pounds.