New Apple IPad Goes Official, Retina Display And A5X Chip

By 03:02 Tue, 13 Jul 2021 Comments

Apple just unveiled the next-gen iPad at its event in San Francisco. Packing a Retina IPS display with the mind-blowing resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and a bumped up GPU, this shapes up to be one of the hottest slates on the market. And yes, the iPad has kept its Home button alright.

Strangely, rumors about the recent slate being called iPad 3 or iPad HD turned out incorrect and the recent device is simply called iPad - just like the first generation device.

The event started with the announcement of iOS 5.1 - it's available starting today and will roll out in Japan over the next few weeks, bringing Japanese language support for Siri, as previously rumored.

The recent Apple TV also got a spot under the sunlight at the event - 1080p-capable, running iOS with a recent UI with gigantic "billboard images for movies". It will be available for $99 and will be available next week with pre-orders starting today.

Moving on to the main course for the night, the recent Apple iPad offers a Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 with around 263.92 ppi. Apple also says that it has better color saturation than the iPad 2.

The processor inside is not a quad-core A6 but a dual-core A5X with quad-core graphics.

The capturing camera is dubbed iSight - it's a 5 MegaPixel (MP) BSI unit with auto-focus, sporting a 5-element lens. The recent iPad's capturing camera offers 1080p video recording.

The recent iPad features 21Mbps HSPA+ and 42Mbps DC-HSDPA and 4G LTE up to 73Mbps.

The recent iPad will haged its acclaimed 10-hour battery life, save when in 4G mode when it will be able to do 9 hours.

The 16GB version of the recent iPad will cost $499, the 32GB abd 64GB will be $599 and $699. The 4G versions will be $629, $729 and $829 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. It will be available on March 16.

Along with the third-gen iPad we saw the iPhoto for iOS and updated iMovie app as well as recent versions of Infinity Blade - Dungeons and Sketchbook Ink.



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