Apple has unveiled the successor of iPad 2 and named it as just iPad. Except for the name which was rumored to be iPad 3 or iPad HD, most of the other features fall in line with the other speculated specifications. Below is the stuff that’s new with the new iPad.
- Packs a retina IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
- The CPU is dual-core Apple A5X and also, a beefed up GPU added to the power.
- 5-megapixel autofocus camera instead of 0.7-megapixel fixed focus camera on the earlier version. The video recording resolution is same as of earlier version.
- If you want a version with cellular networks, it’s ”World-Ready” 3G, HSPA+, DC-HSPA, 4G LTE (AT&T, Verizon) unlike the iPad 2 which was EDGE plus Quadband HSPA or CDMA EV-Do Rev.A (Verizon).
- The new iPad is a little bigger now, it’s 0.37-inch (9.4mm) in thickness and weights 1.44 pounds (652 grams)
- The powering battery has been increased to 42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer, but the rated power of full usage on a stretch remains same of 10 hours which was also true for iPad 2.
- Bluetooth, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
- The device will ship with iOS 5.1.
The price for 16GB version of the new iPad will cost $499, the 32GB abd 64GB will be $599 and $699. The 4G versions will be $629, $729 and $829 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. The new iPad will be made available from March 16. You can see more images from here.
Now the next stuff that comes is the iOS 5.1. See the new changes;
- Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
- Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
- Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
- Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
- Redesigned Camera app for iPad
- Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
- Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
- Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
- Updated AT&T network indicator
- Addresses bugs affecting battery life
- Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls. If you want to know more, you can visit here.
iTunes has been updated to version 10.6 and the new software can be directly updated by launching iTunes on your Windows or Mac. If you want a new installation, you can download it from here. Below is a preview of the new changes;
- The iTunes Store now features thousands of current and classic movies and TV episodes in 1080p HD. And thus, iTunes will now play full HD.
- With iTunes with the Cloud integration, the music you download to one device automatically appears on all your devices.
Apple also unveiled the new Apple TV and below are the changes that differentiates it from the earlier version of Apple TV.
- Support for 720p (half HD) and 1080p (full HD) resolution.
- Introduces new video codec of H.264 1080p, MPEG-4 480p, M-JPEG 720p as against H.264 720p, MPEG-4 480p, M-JPEG 720p in the earlier version.
The rest of the specifications hasn’t undergone any changes what soever.
Apple has uploaded the complete video of the event, you can see it here.