Apple has new iPad


You can say that the whole world was looking forward to Apple’s announcement of a new iPad, and it really depends on how much expectation one places on the shoulders of Apple in terms of their new tablet. While rumors were rife before the iPad’s release about its name – that is, the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, Tim Cook simply called it the new iPad. This third generation tablet from Cupertino does not disappoint if image quality on the display is your main concern – it will sport a stunning new Retina Display, meaning your eyes cannot distinguish the individual pixels when held at a normal distance.

Of course, apart from that, there is also Apple’s very own A5X chip with quad-core graphics capability, where Apple touts offers four times the performance of that of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset. If you want to turn your iPad into a photo and video capture powerhouse, that is a snap (pun not intended) thanks to the 5-megapixel iSight camera that boasts of advanced optics which is capable of capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video.

Apple claims that the new iPad will feature the same all-day 10 hour battery life, and if you prefer to hook up to a 4G LTE network, then the battery life would suffer from just one hour less – which is very impressive, judging by the kind of battery life that first generation 4G devices had (the HTC Thunderbolt comes to mind here). This spanking new tablet from Apple will also run on iOS 5.1, the latest update to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, bringing a slew of improvements like a redesigned Camera app with video stabilization technology; the ability to delete photos from Photo Stream; support for dictation in English, French, German and Japanese; and Personal Hotspot.

Just like its predecessor, the new iPad will come in two variants – Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 4G models, where you can choose from black or white shades, depending on which color floats your boat. Out on March 16th, the Wi-Fi only model will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, retailing for $499, $599 and $699, respectively. As for those who prefer to enjoy 4G connectivity whenever you are under 4G network coverage, then the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G will also come in the same capacities, albeit you will need to fork out a premium. We are talking about $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model. AT&T or Verizon will be the mobile carrier of choice.

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