As expected, Apple revealed the next generation of the iPad at their event yesterday. The device is actually called “iPad” – without any numbers or letters, and is pretty much what we expected, according to the rumors. The display is a high-resolution one (or as Apple calls such displays – Retina) at 2047×1536 pixels, which to be honest sounds a bit too much – why would you need 50% more pixels than most modern TVs have on a 9.7″ screen? In order to render this many pixels, Apple have also had to upgrade the chip – the (new) iPad 3 (iPad HD) relies on an A5X SoC, which consists of a dual-core processor and a quad-core GPU and is supposed to be 4 times as powerful as the one in the iPad 2.
Other improvements can be found in the camera compartment – the new iPad 3 tablet has a 5MP shooter on the back, which is capable of recording 1080p video and has auto-focus, digital stabilization and what not. The device now also supports 4G LTE connectivity with a top speed of 72Mbps, which is going to work with AT&T and Verizon, but it also supports HSPA+ (21Mbps) and dual-carrier HSPDA (42Mbps) , which means it is going to be able o take advantage of high-speed internet connection world-wide. Despite the more powerful processor and faster internet connection, the battery is still going to last a minimum of 9 hours in 4G mode and even 10 hours with the 4G connection off.
The device is going to be available from 16.03 for $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, as prices are going to reach $829 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G one. B. A.If you liked this post, Buy Me a Beer - click here
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