March 7th, 2012, San Francisco, California Held this year’s Apple press conference, and the rumors that were swirling for weeks prior again turned out to carry a lot of truth. The new iPad was introduced by CEO Tim Cook to the world today, with some expected changes/updates. The tride-and-true glass and aluminum housing with the 9.5 by 7.31 inch screen is still here, but now only 0.37 inches thick. To give you an idea of the thickness, it’s thinner than a compact disc case. All the buttons are where they have been, and still has the 30-pin connector on the bottom.
What really gives you an eye-gasm is the 2048 x 1536 Apple Retina display, which blasts away other tablet and laptop resolution to dust. (You may even be disappointed by your computer screen after a few minutes on the new iPad.) Bluetooth 4.0 with claims of one-touch pair and what’s been said to be battery improvements. The front-faced camera stays the same, and the rear camera steps up to 1080p video recording, and illumination.
A5X Processor now drives the iPad, bringing the faster dual-core to the wafer-thin tablet, and because of the crazy resolution of the Retina display, a quad-core graphics processor. What we’re looking at as the biggest update for the new Pad, is the 4G capability now for those specific models, which will be able to operate on the networks of Verizon Wireless, and/or AT&T. Yes, you heard me. That 21 MB per second HSDPA+ or LTE with Apple power.
Still no card storage, universal connection ports, and the still refusing decision to exclude Adobe Flash support are the dings against this new iPad, but it seems that Apple always tries to take attention away from the constants flubs with these things that every other company provides on their hardware. We understand Apple, that you want to set yourselves apart from the rest, but c’monnn. Here’s the price breakdown:
WI-FI only tablets
WI-FI and 4G provided by Verizon or AT&T
The new iPad come out on March 16th, 2012. Set up your tents.