iPad 2 resource centre: All you need to know

We round up everything you need to know about Apple's iPad 2 including pricing, availability, competitors and reviews

Apple's hotly anticipated iPad 2 will launch this Friday in Australia, with prices starting at $579 for the entry level 16GB Wi-Fi version. We've rounded up everything you need to know about Apple's latest tablet.

Read our comprehensive iPad review and our iPad 2 preview.

The iPad 2 is available from 5pm Friday through Apple retail stores and select authorised resellers. The new iPad 2 is slightly cheaper than the original iPad — the pricing is identical to information that was leaked via a post on Australian technology forum Whirlpool earlier this week.

The Apple iPad 2 is available in black and white models and is priced as follows:

iPad 2 16GB – Wi-Fi $579.00
iPad 2 32GB – Wi-Fi $689.00
iPad 2 64GB – Wi-Fi $799.00

iPad 2 16GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $729.00
iPad 2 32GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $839.00
iPad 2 64GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $949.00

Has Apple changed the game again with its iPad 2, and should you buy one? Read our Apple iPad 2 ultimate buying guide?

See exactly how the iPad stacks up against the iPad 2 as we compare Apple's two tablets side-by-side.

See what the experts think of Apple's 'faster, thinner and lighter' iPad 2 tablet, as we round up the top iPad 2 reviews.

If you're not interested in lining up for the iPad 2, why not pick up an original iPad 64GB Wi-Fi for just $589?

If you're not interested in an iPad at all, check out our guide to the best iPad 2 alternatives. Competitors include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v, the Motorola Xoom and the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook.

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