As predicted by many, Apple just unveiled the next iPad called “The new iPad” Yes really that’s what it is called!
Apple’s new tablet computer has arrived and its ultra-sharp 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display is enough to set it apart from anyone else. The camera takes breathtaking images. It also has much more powerful guts, with a much faster processor, graphics and more memory. And it’s 4G ready.
The Retina display simply looks amazing! The screen has a 264 pixels per inch density. That’s a total 3.1 million pixels in a full color IPS screen. They say it has 44 percent more saturation than the previous IPS technology they were using.
Processor and graphics power
The processor is an A5X, which includes a quad-core graphics module. It’s going to need all that graphics muscle if it has to push 3.1 million pixels. According to Apple, it’s twice as fast as a Tegra 3 and has “four times” the graphics performance.
The new iPad has a new camera on the back. It has a 5-megapixel side-iluminated sensor, with 5-element lens and an infrared filter. It’s basically the same configuration of the iPhone 4S. On the front the iPad has an iSight camera!
4G LTE connectivity
Apple says the new 4G LTE connectivity will give you 21Mbps on HSPA+ networks, 42Mbps on DC-HSDPA and 73Mbps on LTE. Of course, these speeds are theoretical. It will run on both AT&T and Verizon networks.
You will be able to get it on March 16, but the preorder starts today.
It will be available in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia on the same day. And in many more countries on March 23rd!
The price is $499, $599 and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB. If you want 4G LTE, you will have to spend $629, $729, and $829.