Apple’s third-gen iPad released

Photo credit: Donald Bell/CNET

Photo credit: Donald Bell/CNET

Apple unveiled the third-generation iPad on Wednesday in San Francisco. The updated Apple tablet packs a much higher resolution display, 4G LTE capability, a much better camera, and updated apps for creating content. Interestingly enough, Apple didn’t give the new product a new product name. It’s calling it “the new iPad,” and so it looks like the company is going back to the simple iPad branding.

We have a summary of the new features and important details and then TechRepublic’s Head Technology Editor Bill Detwiler and I provide our analysis of the latest iPad from an IT and business perspective.

Details

Here are the details about the new iPad:

  • “Retina Display” with 2048×1536 resolution (264ppi)
  • 9.7-inch screen remains the same
  • A5X processor with quad-core graphics
  • 4G LTE (72Mbps), DC-HSDPA (42Mbps), and HSPA+ (21Mbps)
  • Both Verizon and AT&T LTE chips
  • New Personal Hotspot capability (if carrier supports it)
  • 5 megapixel camera with a 5-element lens
  • 1080p video recording
  • 10 hours of battery life (remains the same); 4G = 9 hours
  • Updated apps for iWork, iMovie, and Garageband; and, Apple launched iPhoto as a new app for iPad
  • Still 9.4mm thick and 1.5 pounds
  • Still offered in storage increments of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB
  • Price still starts at $499
  • 16GB iPad 2 will now be sold for $399 ($529 for 3G)
  • New iPad arrives March 16

Sent from my iPad 2 – Ť€©ћ№©¶@τ

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