The new iPad that was unveiled by Apple CEO Tim Cook at at an event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts yesterday, is not called iPad 3 as initially speculated. It’s called ‘THE NEW iPAD’. Let’s see what it features:
* HD Retina display
* A quad-core processor
* iSight camera capable of recording high-definition (1080p) video and capturing 5-megapixel still images.
* 4G-network connectivity.
* Weighs 1.4lbs
* Voice recognition software allows users to dictate notes to the device. This feature will also work on some third party applications. Users will be able to update their Facebook status by dictating to the device.
* Several more expensive options with increased memory and 4G connectivity.
* A5X processor used to power the new iPad is “twice as fast” and offers “four times the performance” as the Tegra 3 chip found in the iPad 2.
Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing, Philip Schiller stated, “The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos.”
In all probability the new iPad will be available to the public from March 16 in many parts of the world. Pre-ordering is good idea for those who can't wait to get their hands on it soon.