|The camera application on the iPad 2 demonstrated after its launch in San Francisco|
The new device is 33% thinner than the previous one (8.8mm vs.13.4mm), and it's 15% lighter.
It tips the scales at 601g to 607g depending on the model (vs. 680g to 730g previously), so you'll feel it less in your lap or knapsack. But it's still hefty for reading while standing up, like when you're in a bus.
It retains the 9.7in display and has the same resolution (1,024 x 768-pixel, at 132 pixels per inch) as the iPad, debunking those Retina Display rumours that were circulating.