New iPad unveiledBy Sam
New device boasts a sharper picture than an HD TV
Apple has unveiled its new iPad with a Full HD display, 3.1 million pixels and a supercharged new processor.
Simply called the new iPad, the device, unveiled yesterday, boasts a display resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels and also features a 5-megapixel camera sensor.
The tablet is powered by a new A5X chip with improved graphics performance.
“The new iPad redefines the category Apple created less than two years ago, delivering the most amazing experience people have ever had with technology,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos.”
The new iPad also still delivers the same 10 hour battery life, shortening by an hour when using 4G.
The basic 16GB model with only wi-fi will cost £399 while the top of the range 64GB model with wi-fi and 4G will cost £659.
The iPad 2 will stay on sale at a reduced price, starting at £329.
While Apple currently dominates the tablet market, there will be a fresh challenge from devices running the full Windows 8 system later this year.
- Height: 241.2 mm (9.50 inches), Width: 185.7 mm (7.31 inches), Depth: 9.4 mm (0.37 inches) and Weight: 652 g (1.44 pounds)
- Retina display
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 2048x1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- 5-megapixel iSight camera
- Tap to focus
- Face detection in still images
- Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
- Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
- Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Shu, our in-house Apple fanatic and technology guru, gives his verdict on the new iPad:
“The screen on the new iPad is absolutely obscene with more pixels then a full HD movie and a PS3/XBOX game,” he says.
“This is very definition of seeing is believing. The iPad is no-longer just a screen, it’s a portal into your digital reality.”
The new iPad is on sale from 16 March.