It’s sort of unusual for Apple to keep the name of a gadget after an upgrade. That’s what they did to their latest iPad. With no fancy names, additional series numbers or anything, they’ve just called it The New iPad. This is actually shown by its exterior, but the innards of the system pack a lot of new features.
The new screen of the iPad works at a resolution of 2048 x 1538, based on a 9.7-inch Retina Display, boasting Multi-Touch Feature, IPS technology, 1 million pixels more than a standard HD display and a four-time-higher resolution than the iPad 2. The processing unit is now an A5X, working on a dual-core system.
We hoped the A6 would be integrated in this version, but the A5X tends perfectly to the needs of the device, showing similar performance, co-working with the quad-core graphic chipset. In addition, the gadget features new iSight cameras, alike the 5 MP sensor mounted on the iPhone 4S. It includes 1080p HD format video recording, auto-focus and auto-exposure.
Other important things that we presumed would be added to the New iPad are the 42 Mbps HSPA+ and 4G LTE – indeed they were. These enlarge the power of connectivity between the iPad and other mobile devices through wireless systems. Furthermore, a few new image and video processing programs were also included, like iPhoto, the updated iMovie and New garage Band.
On an attempt to highlight the technology used in their gadgets, Apple’s CEO himself, Tim Cook, declares: “Across the year, you’re going to see a lot more of this kind of innovation. We are just getting started.”
The New iPad will have its launch during the middle of March, on Friday the 16th. It will first be available in Canada, US, Germany, Switzerland, UK, France and Japan. It actually is available for pre-order now, the Wi-Fi 16GB costing $499, the 32GB – %599 and the 64GB version – $699.