Meet the new iPad from Apple. It is not the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, but simply the new iPad as Apple choose to go back to naming the device without a number to signify the generation of the device. While some may have been disappointed with the name, i doubt many are disappointed with the new Retina display of the new iPad.
New iPad with Retina display
Finally it has arrived! we are of course talking about a Retina display for the new third generation iPad, packed with four time more pixels than the iPad 2 and an impressive 2048 x 1536 screen resolution with 44 percent greater color saturation compared to the previous model. The definition of a Retina display is for the eye not to be able to discern individual pixels, and for the new iPad that is true at the optimal viewing distance.
To be able to give the new screen the full effect Apple also upgraded the new iPad with the A5X chip, featuring quad-core graphics (GPU), taking gaming experience on the new iPad to the next level.
The other significant improvements to the new third generation iPad includes the addition of iSight camera, a 5-megapixel camera that is able to shoot pictures and video on 1080p HD quality. US and Canadian customers can also enjoy much faster mobile browsing on selected networks, such as AT&T, thanks to the support for 4G LTE. UK customers are still waiting on implementation of 4G mobile networks to take advantage of the much improved data speeds, and there are concerns that the current batch of new iPads does not support the frequncy range planned for UK 4G LTE networks.
New iPad price and availability
The release date for the new iPad in the UK is set to 16th March, but expect high demand and stock shortages, at least to start with. We will be back with price tables as soon as availability and pricing has been confirmed.
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