Apple unveils “The New iPad”

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Apple introduced the new iPad at today’s keynote event. Strangely they didn’t actually give the iPad a name like iPad 3 or iPad HD, they just refer to it as “The New iPad”.

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.