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Breaking: Apple unveils the new iPad at media event

March 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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Apple’s media event has begun, and as expected the new iPad is the main topic of discussion. We’ll be posting details as we get them.

  • 3.1 million total pixels
  • Retina display with 2048×1536 resolution
  • 1 million more pixels than an HD TV
  • 264 PPI
  • It’s enough to call it a Retina display, as you can’t see any pixels at 15″ from your eye
  • Physical home button
  • A5X processor with quad core graphics
  • A5X said to be twice as fast as Tegra 3 and 5 X the performance
  • 5MP iSight camera
  • 5 element lens
  • IR filter
  • ISP built into the A5X chip
  • Camera setup taken from iPhone 4S
  • Auto exposure
  • Auto focus
  • Records in 1080p video
  • Software image stabilization
  • Voice dictation. Dragon dictation, but not Siri
  • 4G/LTE from AT&T, Verizon, Telus, Rogers, Bell
  • 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE taking the cake at 73Mbps.
  • Mobile hotspot support, if supported by your carrier
  • 3G HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA for the rest of the world
  • 10 hours of battery life, with 9 hours on LTE
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 9.4 mm thin
  • $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, &699 for 64GB
  • 4G versions: $629, $729, &829
  • Black and White
  • Preorders start today, release on March 16th
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