For one it is lighter and thinner, it is now 8.8mm compared to 9.3 mm. It is also 15% lighter than the previous version. The new version includes FaceTime, which Apple now owns the trademark on. The battery life has not been improved. We would have thought to have seen some improvements on this aspect. The display size 9.7 is the same as well. What gives this little gem more power, it now has a dual core processor. The new processor is called the Apple5. It's based on ARM's Cortex-A9 design. The graphics on the new version are completely better. Like Steve Jobs himself said, "Wow". It has iOS 4.3. That means the rest of us, will have to wait until March 11th before the update is ready for us. The major accomplishment, "the stupid button problem" has been fixed. It now has a HDMI out port on it as well. It also features HSUPA support, For those of you who don't know, faster uploads over 3G. It also features a USB port and a slot for an SD card.
There you have it. By the looks of this, Apple is still on top of the mountain. It doesn't look like they are getting knocked off anytime soon for that matter. I for one, was hoping that the price would come down some. They say consumer's may pay a little more, it depends on where you buy it. I know that $500 dollars is a lot of money to shell out for a tablet. My money is still waiting for the HTC Flyer to hit the store shelves. You can bet your bottom dollar on that. As always, get out there and enjoy your day!