Here some of the new features for Apple’s iPad 3:
• 2048 x 1536 (3.1 million pixels) Retina display.
• A5X processor, quad-core graphics
• 5 MP camera on the back, similar to iPhone 4S. Plus HD (1080p) video capture
• Voice dictation and Siri
• 4G LTE capability meaning very fast download speeds (73 mbps on LTE). It can also be used as a wireless hotspot.
• 10 hour battery life, 9 hours on 4G.
• 9.4mm thin, weighing 1.4lbs.
Price Range for Wi-Fi iPad: 16 GB ($499), 32 GB ($599), 64 GB ($699).There is no 128 GB option.
Price Range for Wi-Fi + 4G: 16 GB ($629), 32 GB ($729), 64 GB ($829)
Meanwhile, all the iPad 2s will be available for $100 less.
It will be available starting March 16 in the US.
It will not be called the iPad HD it will simply be called the new iPad.
What else is new?
An updated version of the iOS platform comes out today: iOS 5.1
Here’s what Apple CEO Tim Cook said:
This is a post-PC world: “We think that iPad is the poster child of the post-PC world. The momentum behind iPad has been incredible, and it surprised virtually everyone.”
The App store saw its 25 billionth download today, and iCloud has 100 million users.
CNET: Apple has ruined us for all other screens: “Remember the first time you saw an HD television? You were probably excited about the future but also a little sad that your current TV’s days were numbered. For tablet fans, a glance at the iPad’s new screen may offer this same emotional cocktail of envy and loss.”
Engadget: “Unsurprisingly, Apple has managed to produce something that’s truly beautiful to look at, and while we’ve yet to see the full potential of having this many pixels on a 9.7-inch slate, we’re guessing a cadre of game developers are already hard at work in order to remedy that. Beyond being dazzling from a density standpoint, colors are sharp and accurate, and viewing angles are predictably ridiculous; even taking a peek from an extreme side angle gives way to a fairly solid image with next to no washout.”