The New ipad
Redefining the category that Apple created with the original iPad.
5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip. Auto-exposure, auto-focus and 1080p video recording.
“The iPad like all great iOS devices has a great keyboard and now you’ll see there’s a new key on the bottom: a microphone.”
Supports US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese.
4G LTE! next generation wireless
New iPad now has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE taking the cake at 73Mbps.”Performance is amazing and you’re going to love using it on these new high-speed networks.” Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T will be the LTE partners.
“Whichever one you pick you can roam anywhere around the world.”The iPad can now be a personal hotspot too — if the carrier supports it.
Introducing iPhoto for iPad “and it is amazing.”
“It gives you great new ways to browse through all those photos, and it has truly groundbreaking ways to edit those photos.” New gestures, new effects, multi-touch editing, and you can beam photos directly between devices. By double-tapping a single photo it compares all pics that look similar. The app finds them automatically. Just swipe down to remove them from the comparison, double-tap to go full-screen. The app supports up to 19 megapixel photos and you can flag the photos you like and view only those, then share easily through email, Flickr and Twitter, and others too. There’s also auto-enhancing. With one-tap you can straighten a horizon photo and, with another, fix the contrast. Cropping is quick and easy, and it’s a tap to go back to the untouched original. Tapping in a specific area lets you adjust specific areas of the image. You simply touch and drag to brighten up the dark areas in an underexposed image, then touch again in the sky to tweak the saturation. You can do amazing things with this app and it only cost $4.99
10 hours of battery life! 9 hours on 4G!
9.4mm thin, weighing 1.4lbs.
$499 for a New iPad 16GB!
32 is $599 and 64GB for $699. Sorry, no 128GB yet.
Same prices as current iPad, available on March 16th. Pre-orders start today.
US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan..
All launching on the same day. Apple’s biggest roll-out ever.
All stock apps have been updated and optimized. So, existing apps will be scaled up and text will automatically be rendered in higher-res.
The iPad 2 will continue to be sold with price drops of $100, $399 for a 16GB WiFi model.
So that’s it, all of iLife is now on the iPad. iWork is of course all there as well.
“The amazing new iPad. A new affordable price for the amazing iPad 2. Amazing software like iPhoto and the rest of the iWork suite.”
Quotes from Apple CEO Tim Cook
Info provided by engadget.com’s Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!