Apple revealed the new iPad Wednesday, as an upgrade to its tablet line. While the new device boasts some anticipated new features, like the HD retina display and 4G LTE capability, it left some disappointed.
However, while it may not have been the revolutionary leap that we’ve come to expect from Apple product launches, the new iPad does offer some key upgrades. And judging from the response we received yesterday to our question, “What would you with a new iPad?” people aren’t as concerned with the name of “the new iPad” as they are its features.
We received hundreds of responses, from people looking to incorporate it into their schoolwork, business or travel lifestyles. Plenty of people want to edit photos with the new iPhoto for iOS. Others want to stay connected to their friends and family, while lots of people simply want to be able to enjoy the fruits of the web — music, movies and games.
We’ve decided that the winner of yesterday’s contest is Amanda Grondahl of Intrepid Pens, a women’s literacy program in Vancouver, Canada. She wrote:
If you didn’t win, fear not: We’re giving away another $500 Apple gift card and Belkin prize pack today. Today we’re asking you to look further down the line and tell us what you think the iPad of the future will look like. Read on to learn how to enter.
Today, we’re asking: What do you think the iPad will look like in 10 years?
How To Enter The Contest
Tell us in the comments: What will the iPad look like in 10 years? OR
Tweet your response with the hashtag #mashtech.
Submit your response by 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 9.
If you’ve not commented before, it’s easy: Just sign in to Mashable Follow with your existing Facebook or Twitter account and start posting! Please use your real identity in the submission so that we may contact you via email, Twitter or Facebook to let you know you’ve won. This contest is limited to residents of the U.S., UK, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), France and Germany who are 18 or older.
The new 9.7-inch iPad has 2048 x 1536-pixel retina display, 5-megapixel camera (with the same optics sensor from the iPhone 4S) and 1080p video recording. It is available March 16 in black and white, powered by A5X chip (with quad-core graphics) and supports 4G LTE networks. It's 9.4 millimeters thick and 1.4 pounds.
Wi-Fi only iPads cost $499 for 16 GB, $599 32 GB and $699 for 64 GB, while 4G versions cost $629 for 16 GB, $729 32 GB and $829 for 64 GB. Pre-orders start today, and the devices will be in stores March 16 in these 10 countries: U.S., UK, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.