The release of the most recent iPad brought a new naming scheme from Apple: Instead of iPad 3 following iPad 2, it is called the New iPad.
The big news about the New iPad is the screen. It offers a ground-breaking 2048x1536-pixel resolution, packing millions of pixels into the 9.7" retina display screen.
Other improvements on the New iPad include the iSight 5MP rear-facing camera capable of 1080 HD quality, a big step up from the 0.7MP camera on the iPad 2. The New iPad connects wirelessly on 4G networks and is capable of streaming movies.
Prices For Wi-Fi Models(Prices as of 03/1/2013)
|New iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi) ||New iPad (32GB, Wi-Fi) ||New iPad (64GB, Wi-Fi) ||New iPad (128GB, Wi-Fi) ||Source|
Prices For 3G/4G Models(Prices as of 03/1/2013)
|New iPad (16GB, 3G/4G) ||New iPad (32GB, 3G/4G) ||New iPad (64GB, 3G/4G) ||New iPad (128GB, 3G/4G) ||Source|
|$15-$50||AT&T data plans|
|$30-$80 per month||Verizon 3G plans|
|$69 ||Wireless keyboard|
|Weight||1.44-1.46 lb. |
|Battery Life||Up to 10 hours|
|Processor||A5X (dual core w/ quad-core graphics)|
|App Market||Apple App Store|
|Other Features||4G network connection|
5MP iSight camera capable of 1080p video
Limited Siri capabilities - dictation only
|Warranty||1 year, limited|
For manufacturer information about this product, go to Apple.
Best-Selling Paid Apps
(List as of 03/4/2013) Source: Apple
|1. WhatsApp Messenger||$1|
|2. Toy Story: Smash it!||$1|
|3. Minecraft - Pocket Edition||$7|
|4. 8 Ball Pool||$1|
|5. Clear Vision 2||$1|
What People Are Saying:
Most reviewers say the New iPad is in a league of its own: There are few tablets that come close to the success of iPads. Reviewers are effusive about the HD retina screen the New iPad uses as well as the vastly improved camera. Another new feature is the use of Siri, an intelligent personal assistant that uses voice commands, in a limited capacity.
- CNN: "Apple's photo-organization software really comes to life on the high-def iPad, where users will be able to sharpen their photos with new features. One detects the horizon in a landscape photo and, with the tap of a finger, will make it perfectly level. Another lets users rub a finger over a section of a photograph to lighten, darken or soften it. It makes photo editing more hands-on and intuitive than before."
- CNET: "The iPad's new screen is a stunner. That's really all you need to know about the new iPad ... increasing the iPad's screen resolution to 2,048x1,536 pixels that exceeds any current tablet or laptop -- that's a move only Apple has the scale and industry muscle to pull off. At this point, if Apple decides that the next iPad will be made from unicorn tears, I wouldn't bet against it."
- Gizmodo: "The rear camera, which Apple calls the iSight Camera (the front-facing one is the face time camera), is capable of capturing 1080p video at 30 frames per second, which obviously looks razor sharp on the iPad's display."