Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the next generation iPad to an enthusiastic crowd. The new device, officially dubbed the iPad (not iPad HD), features a host of new improvements over the iPad 2 and looks to become a huge seller for the company.
As we predicted yesterday, the new device will feature the 9.7-inch Retina Display with 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution, Apple’s new Apple A5X processor with quad-core graphics and the camera from the iPhone 4S with 5-megapixel resolution.
In addition, the new iPad will feature 1080p HD video capture with built-in stabilization, no Siri but a new “Dictation” app and the one thing ww’re most excited about, 4G LTE support for both AT&T and Verizon Wireless here in the U.S.
So, a great bunch of new features that will surely lead to to millions of new iPad owners. It will retain the same pricing structure as the previous iPad, with 4G LTE coming at an average $129 premium. It is available for pre-order today and will ship on March 16.
However, that’s not all Apple revealed today.
They also announced a new, improved AppleTV. It will feature a new streamlined user interface inspired by Apple’s iOS, support for 1080p content, Genius, iTunes Match, Photo Stream and TV shows will be available the day after they air. The new Apple TV retains the same price of $99 and will be available on March 16th, with pre-orders starting today too.
So, a couple of new things. Also, iOS 5.1 will be out today as well. So, that’s nice.
What do you think of the new iPad?