Apple fans…the new iPad is here! And with great features to top off an already amazing and innovative iPad 2. In his keynote address Tim Cook said that everyone was waiting to see who would launch a product to beat the iPad. And looks like Apple’s done it again, stepping way ahead of its competitors with the latest release of the tablet, simply called the iPad. The 3rd generation iPad launches with some really advanced features, so lets take a look at what you can expect when you order a device.
Top 5 Features of the New 3rd Generation iPad
The selling points of the new iPad are:
This feature has been talked about for several months and we finally get to see why everyone is raving about it. This breakthrough technology means that you can now see text more clearly than before. In fact, it has 4 times more pixels than the iPad 2, features a 2048×1536 resolution, 44 percent greater color saturation, and an amazing 3.1 million pixels making everything you see on the iPad crystal clear.
Powerful Processing with A5X
Apple’s innovative A5X chip features quad-core graphics makes the new iPad incredibly responsive to touch. It’s also the power behind the awesome retina display and the best part is that you still get a battery life of up to 10 hours.
A New 5-megapixel iSight camera
The new iPad features advanced optics such as an infrared filter and a 5-element lens allowing you to shoot amazing photos. It features a back illumination sensor that makes it possible to capture high quality photos under any lighting conditions. The face recognition feature ensures a balanced focus and exposure to photos. The back camera, called the iSight lets you capture 1080p HD videos and the automatic video stabilization feature ensures that your videos are free of shakes and movements.
A photo taken on the new iPad
Expect Faster 4G LTE Connectivity
The new iPad is expected to support fast cellular networks anywhere in the world. It will also work on GSM/UMTS technologies and you may get downlink speeds up to 42 Mbps with DC-HSDPA and around 21 Mbps with HSPA+.3.
Connecting Multiple Devices
If your carrier supports high speed data connectivity, then the new iPad can act as a hotspot connecting up to 5 devices such as a Mac, iPod, or even another iPad.
The New iPad Pricing
The new iPad with Wi-Fi is priced $499 for a 16GB model, $599 for a 32GB model, and $699 for a 64GB model.
Wi-Fi with 4G from AT&T or Verizon comes with a higher price tag. 16GB is priced $629, 32GB is available at $729, and a 64GB model costs you $829.
Preorder The New iPad
If you want to get your hands on the coolest device on the planet, preorder it now at the Apple Store and get delivery on March 16th.
With the release of the new iPad the price of the iPad 2 has been slashed to $399, and if you still prefer to go for the older model, you can save yourself about a $100.
And, in case you’re wondering what happened to the iPad 3, well, the lesson to be learned is to never listen to the rumors. The new iPad is simply called the iPad. The fancy names that you’ve gone accustomed to hearing over the last year from various sites have turned out to be just fanciful.
A rose by any name will still sound sweet, so whether it’s the iPad, the new iPad, the iPad 3, or the iPad HD, you are going to love using this device and is sure to be a worthy investment in 2012.
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