Apple launches new iPad

  • Apple has launched its much-awaited new iPad that features a new Retina display with 2048x1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). The device is powered by Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics. The new tablet from Apple is simply called the 'new iPad' and not the iPad 3 or iPad HD as expected.

    Retina display :

    The new iPad has a Retina Display with 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). It features a 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.

    Processor :

    The new iPad has a dual-core Apple A5X chip with quad-core graphics processor.

    New cameras :

    It has a  5-megapixel iSight camera with a 5-element lens, IR filter, and in-plane switching built into the iPad’s new chip.

    Voice Dictation :

    Also has a microphone button on the virtual keyboard.

    4G LTE :

    It has a high-speed wireless broadband technology—which is as much as ten times faster as 3G Internet access.

    AirPlay :

    AirPlay lets you stream what’s on your iPad straight to your speakers and HDTV.

      Battery: Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that is claimed to offer up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
    Weight: 652g (WiFi), 662g (WiFi + 4G)
    Thickness: 9.4mm.
    Storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB.
    Models: Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 4G
    Price : The new iPad will keep the same prices as the previous model, starting at $499 for WiFi-only versions, and $629 for those with 4G capability. Prices top out at $699 for the WiFi-only 64GB model, and $829 for the 64GB model with WiFi and 4G.Â


    Comparison with iPad 2

      Apple iPad 2 'New' Apple iPad 
    Screen Size 9.7 inches 9.7 inches
    Resolution 1024 x 768 2048 x 1536
    Operating System iOS 5.1 iOS 5.1
    Processor 1GHz Dual-Core Apple A5 Apple A5X dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU
    RAM 512MB NA (1GB rumored)
    Data 3G 3G/4G LTE
    Carrier AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 4.0
    Ports 30-pin, 3.5mm headset 30-pin, 3.5mm headset
    Front-Facing Camera VGA (.3 megapixels), 30 fps VGA (.3 megapixels), 30 fps
    Rear-Facing Camera HD (.7 megapixels), 30 fps 5 megapixel iSight (1080p 30fps video)
    Internal Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
    Weight 1.3 lbs 1.44 lbs
    Dimensions 9.5 in (h) x 7.3 in (w) x .35 in (d) 9.5 in (h) x 7.3 in (w) x .37 in (d)
    Price at Launch $499 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) to $829 (3G, 64GB) $499 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) to $829 (3G, 64GB

    Click here to watch Apple's new iPad launch event.

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