The moment many have been waiting for has arrived. On the stage at Apple’s event in San Francisco, the Apple CEO Tim Cook just introduced the new Apple tablet. The new tablet is named as “New iPad.”
One of the main things we were expecting from the iPad was an improved, higher resolution screen, of course Retina. The New iPad Featuring a massive 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536) Retina HD display plays host to 3.1 million pixels and it has 264 pixels per inch. It also comes boasting improved color saturation.
Powered by an A5X processor with quad-core graphics chip (which according to Apple is four times as fast as the new nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core SoC), the New iPad also features a new iSight camera, with auto-focus, face detection, and this 5MP snapper is backside-illuminated sensor with 1080p stabilized video.
The new tablet also packs 4G LTE and 42Mbps HSPA+ mobile networking (speeds of up to 73Mbps or 3.1Mbps on EV-DO, 7.2 on HSPA), with models for AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Telus, and Bell, where AT&T and Verizon both will support 3G also. Battery life of New iPad is pegged at 10 hours, 9 hours of battery life when on 4G.
The company also announced a version of iPhoto for the New iPad. iPhoto for iPad has photo editing, effects, photo beaming and photo journal. iPhoto for iPad can share over email, twitter or Facebook. iPhoto can handle images up to 19 megapixels. Apple also rolled out adding updates to several of its applications including GarageBand and iMovie.
The new iPad starts at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $629 for the 16GB 4G model, with 32GB and 64GB sizes commanding an extra $100 and $200 each.
The New iPad is available for Pre-orders start today in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan, with 100 more countries coming March 23. The device will be available on March 16th.