It’s called the New iPad, Apple’s new tablet has arrived and its ultra-sharp 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display. The new device supports the higher resolution 1080p specification and has a new user interface. The new iPad will be available March 16 as announced today in San Francisco by Apple.
The new iPad has a much more faster processor, graphics and more memory. And it’s 4G ready. The processor is an A5X, which includes a quad-core graphics module. It’s going to need all that graphics muscle if it has to push 3.1 million pixels. According to Apple, it’s twice as fast as a Tegra 3 and has “four times” the graphics performance.
The device also has a new camera on the back. It has a 5-megapixel side-iluminated sensor, with 5-element lens and an infrared filter. It’s basically the same configuration of the iPhone 4S.
The newest iPad looks very similar to earlier models but is slightly heavier and thicker than the iPad 2. Its only 0.03 inches thicker than the iPad 2 at 0.37 inches (9.4 millimeters). The weight it only 1.5 pounds.
You will be able to get it on March 16, but the preorder starts today. It will be available in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia on the same day.
The price is $499, $599 and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB. If you want 4G LTE, you will have to spend $629, $729, and $829.