New iPad Announced, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Third-Gen Apple’s Tablet
Apple finally revealed its latest revolutionary tablet calling as the “New iPad”, and you would be eager to know what the device has in Store. While Tim Cook said “Everyone’s been wondering who will come out with a tablet that is better than the iPad 2? Everyone’s been wondering this.” Now lets get started with a tour of the New iPad, is the name third-gen iPad you’ve been waiting for. It amazing, you’ll like it and grab one of it. A roundup of everything new in the third-gen iPad as announced at this morning’s San Francisco press event right here.
Revolutionary iPad Features and Prices:
No other changes made in the pricing for the latest iPad, remains the same as the previous generation iPad, even when integrated with new 4G LTE support. There are WiFi models, and there are WiFi + 4G + 3G models. Coming in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors, the new iPad starts at $499 at the base model and goes up to $829 for the 64GB WiFi + 4G + 3G model.
The new iPad comes with an 9.7-inch screen and a much HD resolution that the previous version iPad 2. it certainly packs more pixels than that of its predecessors with a notorious screen resolution of 2048×1536. As everything on the screen will be far more crisp, things such as browsing the web and reading an iBook will be far more pleasant. New iPad features “Text sharper than a newspaper. Photos will look incredible. Fonts look amazing, it’s a huge step forward.” You surely got it, 2048 x 1536 pixels! The Retina Display will be an instant hit in high defers who crave for 1080p movies on a tablet.
Form Factor : Third-gen iPad “remains amazingly thin at 9.4mm and light at 1.5 pounds”. The design remains unchanged, and looks exactly like its predecessor which is the iPad 2. Battery life also remains same at 10 hours, and 4G is at 9 hours.
A5X: Dual-Core CPU, Quad-Core GPU
The Apple’s new tablet is packed with the latest A5X processor. This new CPU will provide awesome inmproved performance over the already-phenomenal A5 chip. The iPad third-gen also offers 4 times the graphical performance of the iPad 2. The new Quad-Core GPU, still maintain the same battery life that the iPad is known for. Here’s important to note is the new iPad allso likely sports 1GB of RAM, which is double the amount currently inside the iPad 2. Even more horsepower for the new iPad and its Retina Display, Quad-Core graphics.
Improved Optics with iSight Camera
One main issue with the iPad 2 has been its sub-par camera. The new iPad third-gen sports a 5-megapixela camera (rear-facing), allowing it to take far better pictures that its predecessor. Backside illumination. HD video recording at 1080p. The front-facing camera improvement is surely great for users who frequently use FaceTime on their device.
The new iPad comes with voice dictation just like the iPhone 4S’. The new iPad supports English, French, German, and of course now, Japanese with iOS 5.1.
The new iPad now has support for 4G LTE. 4G-enabled devices will be available through both AT&T and Verizon in the US. Advantage of LTE? Blazing fast download and upload speeds, therefore you can rest assured that your webpages, tweets, emails etc. will fly off in a snap! It supports HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, and dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps. LTE for max up to 72Mbps.
The iOS 5.1 will be bringing Siri dictation to the third-gen iPad, among various other improvements.Those who have wanted Siri on the iPad, but at the moment, it look like they will have to settle with dictation feature only.
Pricing & Availability
The availability of the new iPad will be starting from March 16th at United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia. To get your hands on the new iPad, you better act fast; it’s sure to be extremely difficult to purchase physically, so your best bet is to pre-order. Still have to act fast though; pre-orders are available starting today.
To grab information on the newly announced iPad, head over to the official iPad page on Apple’s website.