No one’s quite sure what to call it; the iPad 3, iPad HD, iPad 4G… But whatever you call it, you can’t call it boring. Apple yesterday announced “the new iPad”, the next evolution in their revolutionary line of tablets. Due out on March 16th, this thing is loaded with new features.
The first change you’ll notice on the new iPad is the screen. And boy, will it get noticed. At a resolution of 2048×1536, it has 3.1 million pixels, or twice as many as the previous two iPads. This thing is gorgeous. The other major changes include an improved 5MPx rear camera with 1080p video-recording capabilities, 4G LTE data speeds on both Verizon and AT&T, and a new A5X processor with quad-core graphics.
To go along with the new iPad, Apple has updated several of their iOS applications with new features and retina display-optimized graphics. In addition, they announced the all-new iPhoto for iOS, which means the entire iLife suite is now available on your iDevices. The final accessory to this new device was a new AppleCare+, which will provide 3 years of coverage that includes accidental damage to this incredible new tablet.
As a footnote, Apple also announced a new Apple TV yesterday, which will retain the design and $99 price point of the second-generation Apple TV, but now has the ability to output 1080p. And finally, iOS 5.1 was made available yesterday, which you can download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.