Surprising literally no one on the entire planet (and that includes remote African tribes that lack running water, to say nothing of decent Wi-Fi access) Apple just announced the iPad 2.

The system features rear and front-facing cameras, a dual core processor -- the A5 chip -- and is 33 percent thinner than its predecessor; thinner even than the iPhone 4. There will be models for both AT&T and Verizon, and you can expect 10 hours of battery life from a single charge.

The pricing, however has not changed. The iPad 2 will run from $629 to $829 for units with 3G and $499 to $699 for those without, just like "iPad Prime."

The good news? It'll be here sooner than you think: March 11 in the US and in 26 other countries by March 25.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.