Apple's 'New iPad' Unveiled, Available March 16

Apple's 'New iPad' Unveiled, Available March 16

And so it's arrived. The new iPad was announced by Apple in San Francisco an hour ago and it's available for pre-order right now.

The device more or less came as was anticipated, but, since no Apple announcement is complete without industry prognosticators being left thrown for a loop on something, the company decided to simply call the new iPad "The New iPad," dashing all your "HD" dreams.

It's just as well— at a resolution of 2048x1036 and 264 ppi, the new iPad's display is actually better than "HD," anyway. Apple calls it "the best display ever on a mobile device."

The Goods:

  • 2048x1036 Retina Display.
  • 4G LTE support on both Verizon and AT&T.
  • All new 5 MP camera with improved optics ala the iPhone 4S, 1080P video recording.
  • Same 10-hour battery life as the iPad 2, 9-hours when running 4G.
  • New A5X processor with quad-core graphics and dual-core CPU.

Software:

  • iOS 5.1 available today.
  • iPhoto comes to iOS with a a new UI and host of new features.
  • "Photo Journals" post to iCloud, share with your social networks.
  • iWork, iMovie and Garage Band upgraded to take advantage of new hardware.

Pricing:

Wi-Fi: 16 GB, $499; 32 GB, $599; 64 GB, $699

4G: 16 GB, $629; 32 GB, $729; 64 GB, $829

iPad 2 now starts at $399

[Apple]

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