I've finally found some time to watch Apple's iPad 2 launch event. I liked it. It looks like a great product and as usual, Steve and company presented it very smoothly. Someone should write a book "How to present like Apple" here!
One thing that puzzles me is why did they mentioned the competition so many times? If you are so convinced, you have the greatest product around, why should you bother even mentioning any competition? The history will probably repeat itself. The first phones that caught up with iPhone appeared 2 years later and the first which were (in my opinion) better, after 3. I believe the same will happen with tablets. Saying that, it looks to me like Apple are starting to feel the pressure now, but I don't think they'll be matched this year. Meanwhile I'm adding iPad 2 to my wish list.