Apple unveiled the next generation iPad to be available March 16. The “new iPad,” as it is called, adds a Retina Display with more pixels that any mobile device and 4G LTE capability on Verizon and AT&T.
The newest iPad also gets quad-core graphics, plus a new 5MP “iSight” camera with 1080p HD video so you can grab the iPad as a camera or camcorder wherever you are, said Apple at an event Wednesday led by new CEO Tim Cook.
“The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos,” said Apple’s Phil Shiller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing.
The Retina display resolution is 2,048×1,536. It gives you 4 times as many pixels as the iPad 2.
Still the new iPad retains its 10 hour battery life, droping to 9 hours on 4G.
The WiFi only new iPad will cost $499 for a 16GB model, $599 for a 32GB version and $699 for a 64GB model. 4G versions will cost $629, $729 and $829. The iPad 2 remains in the line-up with a $100 price drop to $399 for the 16GB WiFi model.