Apple the leading gadget maker launches its brand new iPad-3 which comes up with the advantage of 4G.
The new iPad is priced at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. And $629, $729, and $829 for 4G. It will be available on March 16th in the US and available for pre-order today. It will be available from March 23 for 32 other countries. The iPad 2 will continue to be sold for $399 in a 16GB flavor and $529 for a WiFi + 3G 16GB model.
The new high-resolution display runs at 2048×1536 at a pixel density of 264PPI. That’s 3.1M total pixels. The new display is powered by an A5X processor with improved quad-core graphics capabilities. The processor itself is dual-core.
The new iPad maintains the current 10 hour battery life with 9 hours on 4G. It’s 9.4mm thick and weighs 1.4 pounds.
There is also a brand new feature in the iPad, an iSight camera on the front and a new rear camera that runs at 5MP, with a backside illuminated sensor, 5 element lens and a hybrid IR filter. It looks to be the same camera equipment shipped in the iPhone 4S, aside from the slightly lower resolution sensor. This allows the new iPad to record HD movies at 1080P.
The device ships with iOS 5.1, the latest version of Apple’s software. It will be available today for all users of iOS devices and comes with new Siri support for Japanese users, which will roll out over the next few weeks.
Apple’s voice dictation feature is also coming to the new iPad as well. This is not the Siri assistant feature, but it will allow for live transcription of your voice.
The new iPad also has quad-core LTE 4G capabilities, allowing for much faster network access and download speeds. The new chip is dual-mode and includes 3G HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, and dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps.
This allows for technologies beyond simply LTE on both Verizon and AT&T, which will carry separate versions of the iPad. This way the new tablet can be even faster than the current LTE technologies allow for. Initial LTE partners include Telus, Rogers, Bell, Verizon and AT&T.
In a very nice new addition, the new iPad will also act as a 4G hotspot, something that the current iPad does not do.
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