It’s official, Apple has lifted the lid on its new tablet, and as expected, the machine is quite a beast.
According to Engadget, the new iPad packs “a Retina display, potentially making it the most pixel-packed slate on the market. The 9.7-inch screen plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement, or 264ppi.” The new model has an A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip. Apple also claims that the new iPad isfour-times the performance of a Tegra 3.
The new iPad is LTE-ready. It sports a 21Mbps HSPA+, and also includes an LTE radio “capable of pulling down 73Mbps on both Verizon and AT&T here in the US.”
“We think that iPad is the poster child of the post-PC world,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “The momentum behind iPad has been incredible and it has surprised virtually everyone.
When we set out to create the iPad we set out to create not just a new product but a new category. In order to do that, the iPad had to be the best device for doing some of the things that you do most often. This is remarkable for a device that has been on the market for less than two years.”
Cook said when asked what do people use the iPad to do the most, playing games – even more than consoles was the number one answer. Browsing the web was just as high.
The new iPad will be available March 16th, starting at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model and scaling up to $829 for the 64GB version with 4G.