Apple Introduces 'The New iPad' with Retina Display, A5X Chip, LTE, 5MP Rear Camera

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    Apple today introduced "the next iPad", the latest generation of the company's popular tablet device. Offering a Retina display measuring in at 2048 x 1536 pixels, Apple claims that it is "redefining the category Apple created" with the original iPad. At 264 pixels per inch, the new display is considered Retina quality with indistinguishable pixels when held at the typical viewing distance of 15 inches.

    Featuring an A5X system-on-chip with quad-core graphics, the Retina display offer 44% greater color saturation than its predecessor. All of Apple's stock apps have been optimized for the new ultra-high resolution display and existing apps from third-party developers will be automatically scaled up with text rendered for the new resolution. With additional work, developers can also optimize their entire apps for the new display.

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    On the camera front, the updated iPad features a 5-megapixel rear camera with advanced optics very similar to those found in the 8-megapixel camera on the iPhone 4S. 1080p video recording is also supported. Voice dictation as found on the iPhone 4S is also included.

    Cellular-capable models of the new iPad also support 4G LTE as had been rumored by multiple sources. Supporting data speeds of up to 21 Mbps on HSPA+, 42 Mbps on dual-carrier HSPA+, and 73 Mbps on LTE, the new iPad offers a significant improvement in cellular data capabilities. LTE partners include AT&T and Verizon in the United States and Rogers, Telus, and Bell in Canada. Due to differences in frequency bands, AT&T and Verizon support will require separate models.

    On the battery life front, the new iPad offers the same levels as before: 10 hours on Wi-Fi or 9 hours on 4G LTE. As for the device's size, it comes it a scant 0.6 mm thicker than the iPad 2 at 9.4 mm thick, and weighs 1.4 pounds versus the 1.33-pound iPad 2.

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    Pricing remains as before at $499/$599/$699 for Wi-Fi models and $629/$729/$829 for 4G LTE models, with capacities coming in at 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. The new iPad launches on March 16 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.

    Apple will also continue to offer the 16 GB iPad 2 in both Wi-Fi ($399) and Wi-Fi + 3G ($529) models.

    Article Link: Apple Introduces 'The New iPad' with Retina Display, A5X Chip, LTE, 5MP Rear Camera
     
  2. mrsir2009, Mar 7, 2012
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    No flash?

    [EDIT: ****, I didn't realize how that sounded! I meant the camera flash LOL!]
     
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    So, not full Siri by the sounds of it.
     
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    CylonGlitch

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    Two new toys I'm buying this month. My wife may complain, but it will be worth it. :D
     
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    Oh wow this is what I want!
     
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    shyam09

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    i ddn't think Siri would end up. I wouldn't use Siri on a tablet, just doesn't seem necessary for the purpose of the device
     
  7. troop231, Mar 7, 2012
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    So it looks like Apple has dropped the numbering system from the iPad? :)
     
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    KylePowers

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    Very surprised at the lack of a front-facing HD camera (like those in an iMac or MBP). But then again, the MBA doesn't even have one. Hopefully it's still improved though!

    EDIT- Also very surprised that it doesn't have Siri. While I never use it, I feel like I'd be more inclined to use it on an iPad than on my phone (giving commands to my phone in public is awkward in my opinion)
     
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    Yay it will be launched in Singapore on March 16!
     
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    striker33

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    Tbh you dont need full Siri in a tablet.

    Your smartphone is your life, it goes with you at all times. A tablet, is not.
     
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    Looks like Siri will be an iPhone exclusive from now on!! Makes sense since Siri wouldn't be used as much on an iPad!!
     
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    Hooray for LTE, the most overpriced service ever. Same bandwidth prices as 3G and the speed to burn through your quota in minutes. Fun.
     
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    Simplicated

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    People still do care about Flash? :eek:
     
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    The disappointments have only yet begun. A 5-MEG camera in a world of 8-MEG standards? With no flash...perfect. Keep em' coming. Been thru this with them before...
     
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    so thankfully, they can't just all be called iPad now
     
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    Agreed
     
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    I meant camera flash :eek:
     
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    daneoni

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    The iPhone 4 5 MP camera is better than some of the 8MP cameras shipping. Sensor sensor sensor.

    Do you hold your tablet as close to your face as you do your phone. If you're still so annoyed go and build your own true Retina Display tablet and ship it.
     
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    OK what a joke of an update. After the 4s how could anyone expect more. So this is being marked as retina at 264 ppi. Oh wait that's at 15 inches away. Gotta love Apple and their marketing words. But of course they tailor their marketing to the level of intelligence of their customers. So you can't really fault them.
     
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    Availability and my funds will now match on or about June 1.
     
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    I wonder if in iOS5.1 apple will allow us to move Newsstand in a ********** folder
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Agreed.

    I missed the details about Siri, I guess: what's different about Siri on the new iPad? It's not full Siri?
     
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    Joke of an update?? This is everything you could ask for and more!! No other tablet will even come close to all these features with retina screen and same battery life!! Looks like Apple ain't letting up
     
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    If it played flash i would buy it. It will never so im not getting one at the moment
     
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    KylePowers

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    It's only voice dictation, as in voice-to-text. Useful, certainly. But why not just include all of Siri? Oh wellll
     

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