San Francisco, CA
To be sure the new IPad 3 has
plenty of bells and whistles; however it still may not have everyone of your
favorite features. Apple now refers to its
latest tablet as “iPad” not iPad3 as anticipated. It features 4G LTE with up to 73% faster
downloads along with an impressive HD Retina Display, 5 megapixel camera and
1080p video recording. If you would
like your iPad to function as a hot spot for up to five devices, optional
software is available. At the heart of
the new iPad is the dual core A5X processor which features quad-core graphics with a 400 percent boost in performance over the Tegra 3. The 2048 x 1536 HD Retina Display is the
highest resolution ever achieved in a mobile device.
Although the new iPad includes
voice dictation capabilities for U.S., U.K., and Australian English, French,
German and Japanese it does not include Siri, which many Apple watchers had
anticipated. Battery life performance
is still impressive with 10 hours for 3G and 9 hours for 4G. The price points will be about the same as
the prior model, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB at $499, $599, $699 for Wi-Fi. For 4G, it
will be $629, $729, and $829 respectively.
Apple also took a few minutes to announce the refreshed Apple TV with 1080p,
iPad and iPhoto support.