Much of the specs are as expected. The most impressive new feature is the Retina display. The Retina display has a 2048×1536 panel with 264ppi. The new iPad’s display has 3.1 million pixels, that’s more than most HDTVs. It’s also four times the pixels of the iPad 2 and it’s the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device.
The new iPad also gets an A5X chip with quad-core graphics designed specifically for the new iPad’s Retina display. The camera is updated to a 5 megapixel iSight camera for high quality pictures and recording full HD video.
Verizon and AT&T will sell 4G LTE versions of the new iPad giving speeds of 21Mbps HSPA+, 42Mbps DC-HSDPA and 73Mbps LTE.
The cost for the new iPad remains the same: 16GB for USD $499, 32GB for USD $599 and 64GB for USD $699. 4G models cost 16GB for USD $629, 32GB for USD $729 and 64GB for USD $829. The 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 price drops to $399.
The new iPad is available for pre-order now with delivery expected on March 16th.