Everything you need to know about today’s iPad event

Apple’s iPad event ended three hours ago, and things are just now starting to quiet down. As most of you know, today was a big day for the Cupertino company, who made a number of big announcements.

Apple introduced two new major products, along with some new software, and dropped some interesting info. And for those of you who had trouble keeping up with everything, we’ve created a nice little roundup…

Tim Cook talked some numbers

  • There are now over 315 million iOS devices in the wild
  • Apple sold 62 million iPhones, iPods and iPads last quarter
  • These mobile products make up 76% of Apple’s revenue
  • Over 100 million users on iCloud
  • More than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store
  • Apple’s retail stores saw more than 110 million visitors in 2011

iOS 5.1 was announced, and became available for download

  • The update includes a number of bug fixes along with new features including a redesigned camera app and Japanese Siri
  • iOS 5.1 lock screen camera

Apple unveiled a new Apple TV

Apple also introduced a new iPad

And a new iPhoto app for iOS

The 16GB iPad 2 will be sticking around with a $100 price drop. You can get the Wi-Fi model for $399 or the 3G + Wi-Fi model for $529.

Pre-orders for the new iPad start today, and it will be available for purchase on March 16th.

If you’re more of a visual person, the entire event is online for your viewing pleasure. Apple has also uploaded the first TV ad for the new iPad entitled “This Good.”

Thanks for hanging out with us today, and be sure to keep checking back for more follow up information and commentary!