The New iPad



So we have all been waiting for it and now finally Apple has officially announced their third-generation iPad and whilst some of the rumours surrounding the device were a little outlandish there are a number of rumoured specs that have made it onto the new tablet.

The name was just one of the aspects that everyone was debating about – will it be the iPad 3 or due to the new screen will it be the iPad HD? Well we can now reveal that Apple is calling the latest iPad …………….. the new iPad. Oh OK so maybe not what we were expecting but even though Apple hasn’t given it the name I am sure most people will refer to it as the iPad 3 so they can differentiate it from older models.



So what does this latest tablet have to offer? The most noticeable improvement is the display which is a 9.7-inch Retina display with a massive 2048 x 1536 resolution. That’s four times more pixels crammed into the same size display as the iPad 2 and the result is visually stunning. Sharp text and rich colours along with 44 percent more colour saturation completely enriches the tablet experience. With so many pixels crammed into the display the human eye can’t discern individual pixels so you see the whole picture. Apple has completely redesigned the display to cope with so many pixels and innovative new technology ensures the picture quality remains superb.

So we were expecting the latest tablet to jump on the quad-core bandwagon, but as Apple is never one to follow the crowd they have packed the A5X chip into the new iPad. The dual-core processor includes a quad-core graphics drive for ensure the super-screen quality is fluid and smooth when moving through pages, images or gaming scenes.

The expected iOS 6 has not materialised yet, however the new iPad has iOS 5.1 on board which Apple promises will continue to deliver the expected intuitive interface, stability and amazing features. There are a number of apps included on the iPad such as Newsstand for your favourite newspapers and magazines, photo booth for fun twists to your photos and the Safari web browser.



The camera, as expected, has been improved on the latest iPad with a rear 5-megapixel camera now capable of capturing 1080p HD video clips. With iPhoto you can tweak your photos and crop them before emailing them off to friends or sharing on your social networks. You can also create slideshows of your favourite images and with the iCloud Photo Stream it’s simple to share pictures between the iPad and other iPhones, Macs or PCs.

So all in all Apple have continued the iPad legacy without too many surprises and whilst this latest offering isn’t packing the powerful quad-core processor as expected the user experience that only comes with an Apple device coupled with the amazing screen is bound to have Apple fans queuing to get one on March 16th when they go on sale.

The latest iPad will be available as either Wi-Fi only or 4G(3G) and will be sold with 16GB, 32GB or 42GB of internal memory.


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