The iPad 3 has finally been revealed – although the name seems to be just “the new iPad.”
The new iPad comes with some spectacular features that were just revealed at the Apple Event held at Cupertino. At the event, Tim Cook and Phil talked about the new iPad – and how it is going to change the way you ‘see’ and ‘touch’ the iPad.
The iPad 3 launch date or the iPad 3 release date, which was highly under debate for long has now been confirmed to be March 16th. That’s Friday, like all other iPad release dates.
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The iPad 3 – or the new iPad – comes with some amazing specs. Here’s a run-down of what was talked about at the event:
3.1 million pixels at the legendary 2048×1536 pixel resolution. Of course, go and take a look at the Apple’s iPad section. (http://apple.com/ipad). It says, “Resolutionary.”
An A5X processor – dual-core as the A5, but powerful. Quad-core graphics processor (GPU) which clearly explains how the Retina HD Display works so well.
The iSight Camera is an innovation in itself. 5 MP backside illuminated sensor, with IR filter and ISP built into the A5X chip.
1080p video recording is old-school. Apple brings several changes in the iMovie app that makes capturing videos, editing them and making movies even awesome.
No one will forget the 4G LTE now. The new iPad comes in both the 4G and WiFi variant. The 4G can support speeds up to 73Mbps. Both AT&T and Verizon have support for 4G so you should be running up at screaming 4G speeds on the new iPad.
Pre-orders have already begun. While a post-March 19 was speculated to be a plausible iPad 3 launch date, Apple has stuck to its Friday release setting the iPad 3 release date as March 16. The iPad is a costly affair if you are about to opt for the 4G. The new iPad comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants – no 128 GB as had been previously speculated.
The new iPad will be simultaneously released in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Japan. It will ship the latest iOS 5.1 and bring several updates on iWork and iLife, including one highly spectacular iPhoto that will blow the way you edit photos on the new iPad.