The New iPad was revealed today in sunny California, and although chronologically it’s the iPad 3, it’s just called “The New iPad”.
Apples newest addition to their ungodly popular tablet collection looks just about identical to its predecessor on the outside, but once powered on and in use, users will notice some great changes.
As rumored heavily over the past year, the New iPad sports the same retina display as it’s cousin the iPhone 4 and 4S, coming in at a staggering 264 pixels per inch (2048x1536)! Paired with a super high quality 5MP camera, backlit display and IR filter, this isn’t your average “second” camera. Switch to video, and you’ll happily be recording in nothing less than 1080p resolution.
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the new A5X processor that powers the iPad is “twice as fast” as Tegra 3, and offers four times the graphics performance of Nividia’s chip.
As if the super thin iPad isn’t full of enough awesome technology, Apple has also stuffed it with a ton of connectivity, with 21Mbps HSPA+, DC-HSDPA offering 42Mbps, and LTE chucking in at a whopping 73Mbps if you can get it.
The price point was a thing of speculation, with the cost of the retina displays many people were hinting of a higher price for the new gadget, but Apple managed to maintain the same price point as the iPad 2, starting at just $499 for 16GB w/ Wi-Fi. Now have fun with your pre-orders!
And oh ya, Apple also announced it’s newest Apple TV today. At $99 you’ll now get videos available in 1080p and Genius functions incase you can’t decide what to watch!