After weeks of speculation, the new iPad has landed. Apple announced the product along with an update to Apple TV today at an event in San Francisco.
The biggest surprise in today’s announcement? Perhaps the name: While nearly everyone expected the iPad 3 or the iPad HD (or possibly even the iPad 2S), it appears that Apple is content to keep it simple. The new iPad is just that: the iPad.
The new device did meet several other expectations, such as a retina display, 4G LTE capability, and an improved camera.
But did Apple improve its product enough to convince you to drop more than $500 on it? We want to know what you think. Take our poll and let us know in the comments why you’ll be lining up — or why you’d prefer to pass on Apple’s newest offering.
The New iPad Details Hit Apple.com
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 Austria.