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New features of iPad Announced

Written By Hans Berger on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 4:53 AM

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March 7 Live Event - New iPad 3During the Apple event in Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, California, the new iPad was announced. It's just called the "iPad" instead of the iPad 3. See the video at http://www.apple.com/apple-events/march-2012 and full details at http://www.apple.com/ipad.

New features of the new iPad:

  • Retina display

  • 2048 x 1536 resolution

  • 44% greater saturation

  • A5x quad-core graphics

iSight camera

  • 5-megapixel sensor

  • 1080p HD video recording

  • Backside illumination

  • 5-element lens

  • Hybrid IR filter

  • Apple-designed ISP

  • Face detection

Voice dictation

  • Supports voice dictation but doesn't have full Siri support.

4G LTE Next-Generation Wireless support:

  • Two different iPads, one for AT&T and one for Verizon


  • Personal hotspot support

  • 10 hours battery life

  • 9 house battery life with 4G

  • 9.4 mm thin, weighs 1.4 lbs

Pricing:

iPad with LTE 4G

  • 16 GB - $629

  • 32 GB - $729

  • 64 GB - $829

iPad with WiFi


  • 16 GB - $499

  • 32 GB - $599

  • 64 GB - $699

Release Date:
March 16 in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan.

Preorder Date:

Available for pre-order today!

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Steve
March 7, 2012 at 5:05 AM

Reading the new features doesn't really jump out at you but I suppose if your upgrading from the 1st iPad then the wow factor will really take hold.

Gorah
March 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Hans, what do you think about these features for the new IPad? Personally, I think its not much of an improvement, unless of course, you had no IPad or only had an IPad 1. Apple is just...... improving a little bit after each update. It should be *BAM* IPad 1 w/the features then *POW* (2-3 years later) IPad 2 with newer and better functions. You get what im saying? What do you think?

Hans
March 15, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Gorah, the display is a very noticeable improvement over the iPad 2. I personally won't be getting this though because I see no use for an iPad when I can use a laptop.

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