Apple Unveils New iPad
Here are major highlights of the new iPad:
Better Retina Display:
New iPad has better display, i.e. 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution display, with 3.1 million pixels total spread across the screen – which qualifies as retina display.
Earlier iPad display wasn’t retina equipped.
5 Megapixel Camera:
New iPad will feature a 5-megapixel “iSight” rear camera, which which you will be able to shoot up to 1080p video. Up front will be a VGA quality, 0.3-megapixel “FaceTime” camera for video chats.
iPad 2 had VGA quality front and rear camera. Though rear camera could record 720p videos.
New iPad will support 4G LTE networks, i.e. higher data transfer rate compatible; which by the way means nothing to Pakistani audience.
Rumors of a quad core processer proved wrong, instead new iPad features a modified A5 chip paired with quad-core graphics processor to better handle 1080p videos and display. Apple, as usual, didn’t reveal processor’s clockspeed.
But there is voice dictation: Again rumors were laid to rest, no Siri for the new iPad – instead there’s a voice dictation to assist you in number of tasks.
Critiques are calling this nothing revolutionary, except the display and better camera. Those with iPad 2 might be reluctant to upgrade, while those without any iPad will have a better chance to buy iPad 2 at lower price.
- Size and Weight:
- Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
- Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
- Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
- Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)
- Retina display
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
- Processor: Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed
- WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- 4G LTE variant will support 4G network
- 5-megapixel iSight camera
- Tap to focus
- Face detection in still images
- Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
- Video stabilization
- FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
- Photo and video geotagging
- Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
- Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
- Price in US:
- $499 16GB
- $599 32GB
- $699 64G
- Wi-Fi + 4G
- $629 16GB
- $729 32GB
- $829 64GB
Homeshopping.PK isn’t showing new iPad, prices or pre-order page. Appears town is not excited and quite over the new iPad release.
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