San Francisco – Apple CEO Tim Cook ended months of
speculation today officially unveiling the newest rendition of the iPad.
The new iPad will launch on March 16 with the same pricing
structure as the current models.
The iPad’s new features include an A5X processor and a quad-core graphics processor,
4G LTE from Verizon,
Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T, and a 2,048 by 1,536 HD display
equating to 264 pixels per inch.
Other features are the iSight 5-megapixel backside camera that
has a 5-element lens, IR filter, auto exposure, auto focus and face detection.
The new iPad can take 1080p video and has voice dictation.
Apple estimated battery life at 10 hours on Wi-Fi and nine
hours on 4G.
Prices for the basic models will be $499 for 16GB, $599 for
32GB and $699 for 64GB.
The 4G versions will cost $629, $729 and $829, respectively.