The long wait is over, Apple had officially unveiled the next generation iPad, the successor of iPad2 – ‘The New iPad‘. Yes Apple just named it simply iPad nothing like iPad3 or iPad HD, making its intention to simplify its product offerings, just like Mac book or iPod. Its doesn’t matter, what name Apple choose really, all that matters is that it’s here. The Cupertino based Apple has officially launched its third version of the iPad, bringing up high-resolution Retina Display, powerful A5X dual core processor with quad-core graphics and with full 4G LTE support.
The new iPad have a 9.7-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, that’s 264ppi which brings around 44 percent more colour saturation. The retina display have 3.1 million pixels in it which is four-time compared to iPad2 and one million more pixels than a HDTV display. So you can imagine the perfection in the retina display, that more than HD display and its the most pixel-packed tablet on the market. The new model has an A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip to power it and Apple claims it to deliver four times the performance of a Tegra 3.
Apple new iPad has a 5MegaPixel iSight camera on board which similar to iPhone 4S, with support for 1080p video recording. The camera equips with a backside illuminated sensor with a 5 element lens and IR filter. The new iPad support enhanced keyboard with voice dictation providing the much talked about Siri support. So next time no need to type, just say to Siri.
As excepted the new iPad supports, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity support, providing high-speed internet connectivity up to 73Mbps (strange in India we just need to wait years for that). It also supports 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, it also supports portable WiFi hotspot. When using LTE connection iPad provides a battery life is maintained 9 hours, while 10 hours on normal usage. On the software part Apple has released the new iOS 5.1, bringing lots more improvements.
So summing things up, here quick look at iPad
- 9.7″ Retina display with 2048 x 1536 display
- 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor with quad-core graphics
- iOS 5.1 operating system
- Front camera supporting VGA quality and Rear camera of 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p video recording support
- Wi-Fi + 4G LTE connectivity
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
- 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Apple has also released prices for the new iPad, 16GB iPad is priced at $499 (which is approx Rs 25,000 in India), 32GB at $599(approx Rs 30,000) and $699 (approx Rs 35,100) for 64GB. For 4G support iPad, the prices are $629 (approx Rs 31,600), $729 (approx Rs 36,600) and $829 (approx Rs 41,700), respectively. Apple has also reduced the prices for old iPad 2 Wi-Fi edition to $399, which is roughly Rs 24,500 in India and Wi-Fi – 3G edition to Rs 32,900. Apple has discontinued the iPad 32GB and 64GB versions. The new iPad is available in both Black and White colors and available starting from March 16. But as always for Indian’s the wait will be longer, we can only accept it after 6 months to 1 year time and of-course the price of new iPad when launched in India will be exponentially too high.
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So what do you think a about the new iPad, do comment your views on it.