The New iPad!

Apple has announced the new iPad. If followed the sequence, it will be iPad 3 but Apple wanted to drop the numbering from the iPad product same as their other product except maybe for the iPhone. It’s fine with me though :-)

The new iPad comes with better display, processor, camera and updates for their build-in softwares.

Here are the details:

Better Display

The new iPad comes with a Retina display, making it the best display for tablet in the market now. The new display features a 2048 x 1536 resolution in the same 9.7″ screen. A much higher resolution compared to HDTV.

Faster Processor

There’s no quad-core chip in this iPad. The new A5X chip is a dual-core processor with quad-core graphic (hmmm….). Not sure why they didn’t change to a fully quad-core processor. Anyway, it should have a better gaming performance than before.

Higher Resolution Camera

The only changed is the back camera. Yeah, the front camera is still the same, but you’ll get the iSight camera (it is camera for the common people ;-)) It is a 5 megapixel camera and able to shoot 1080p HD video. Much… much improved compared to the lousy iPad 2 camera. It uses the same optics as iPhone 4S which would make it able to take really nice pictures.

Build-In Apps

One of the best thing about iOS is it’s application. The further improved iPhoto makes the iPad even better.┬áiPhoto on the new iPad features smart browsing, multi-touch editing, professional quality effects, brushes, photo beaming and photo journals.

Brushes in iPhoto

Other New Features

Now, you’ll be able to make your iPad as wifi hotspot which is one of the features from Android. You’ll be able to share your Internet connection to up to 5 devices.

4G LTE connection. For us in Malaysia, we still don’t have LTE connection from our 4G service provider.

In terms of physical differences between the previous iPad, The New iPad is a bit thicker and heavier. If you have a really tight fit  iPad cover, you need to buy a new cover for the new iPad. As for the pricing, it should be the same as iPad 2 and it seems that iPad 2 price in Apple Store Malaysia has drop from RM1499 to RM1199 for the 16GB WIFI model and same goes with other models.

The new iPad first ads:

For more info on the new iPad, you can go to their official website at apple.com. I think it is about time that I get an iPad. What do you think about the new iPad?

Pictures are courtesy of Apple.com

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