Apple finally announces “The New iPad” and Apple TV at an event here in San Francisco. Surprisingly, it is only described as “The New iPad” or just “iPad” instead of iPad 3.
“The New iPad” is packed with a new high-resolution Retina display which runs at 2048×1536 at a pixel density of 264PPI.
That is a total of 3.1 Million pixels.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said,“Until you see it you cannot understand how amazing it is”.
The new display is powered by a quad-core A5X processor with enhanced graphics capabilities.
“The New iPad” Specs & Features:
– iOS 5.1
– 9.4mm thick & weighs 1.4 pounds.
– 9.7-inch High-resolution Retina display ( 2048×1536 ) at a pixel density of 264PPI.
– Quad-Core A5X Processor
– Quad- Core LTE 4G Capabilities
– Dual-mode Chip which includes 3G HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, & dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps.
– “The New iPad” covers everything from from EV-DO to HSPA, HSPA+, HSDPA and LTE
– iSight Front camera and 5 MP Read Camera with a backside illuminated sensor, five element lens, a hybrid IR filter and Apple designed ISP.
– Record HD videos at 1080P with a built-in stabilizer and temporal noise reduction.
– Apple’s voice dictation feature. It will allow live transcription of your voice.
– 10 hours of battery life on Wi-fi and 9 hours on 4G LTE.
– The “The New iPad” is priced at $499 (16GB Wi-Fi), $599 (32GB Wi-Fi) and $699 (64GB Wi-Fi). The iPad with LTE prices are 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729) and 64GB ($829).
– Available on March 16th in the US and you can pre-order today.
– Available from March 23 for 32 other countries.
– Some apps announced with “The New iPad” are iPhoto, & updates to iWork, Garage Band and iMovie.
Update: Apple has reduced the price of iPad 2 in India also. The 16 GB Wi-Fi only version of the Apple iPad 2 is now available for Rs.24500. The 16GB WiFi+3G version is priced at Rs.32900.
Apple also announces Apple TV that supports 1080P and comes with a newly designed interface which is very similar to iOS.
Specs & Features of Apple TV:
– AirPlay which lets you wirelessly stream from your iOS device to your HDTV & speakers via Apple TV.
– 1080p HD movies & TV shows from iTunes. The entire Netflix streaming catalog. YouTube & Vimeo.
It is priced at $99 and will be available from next week.