What’s new about the New iPad?
14 March, 2012 | Web design
As you all may have heard, last week Apple announced the release of the iPad 3 although it isn’t called the iPad 3 but “The new iPad”.
Disappointingly once again, just like the upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the 4S this is evolution rather than revolution but the new iPad does include some stunning new improvements.
What’s new about the new iPad:
- The processor – The processor is an Apple A5X ARM-based unit. It has quad-core graphics but is still a dual-core based unit.
- Graphics – the new iPad has a stunning retina display, the resolution is an amazing 2048x1536 pixels and as expected the screen is the same size.
- The camera - You can now record 1080p video on the iPad with an iSight camera. The rear camera is set at 5 megapixels and has a 5-element lens plus auto face-detection, auto focus lock and image stabilisation for video.
- Dictation – it’s not quite Siri but the new iPad includes Diction, which instead of using a keyboard you are able to say what you want to type. You can use dictation to write messages, take notes, search the web and more.
- Battery life – although the battery life of the iPad is the same as its predecessor, the LTE is a big power drain which means the battery has been improved.
- The dimensions – The new iPad shell looks exactly like the iPad 2 with the same dimensions of 241.2 x 185.7 but the new iPad is 9.4mm thick and weighs 652g (662g for the Wi-Fi and 4G version) compared to the iPad 2 that is 8.8mm thick and weighs 607g.
The new iPad will be released in the UK on the 16th March.
As per usual the new iPad comes in the three standard memory variants, 16, 32 and 64GB.
The cost will start at £399 for the 16GB going up to £559 for the 64GB. For the Wi-Fi and 4G, the 16GB is £499 and rises to £659.
Sadly the new iPad isn’t as exciting as we had hoped but you won’t be disappointed if you do decide to upgrade.
By Luke Stanley