Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, you've probably heard all the hoopla, (yes I said hoopla, leave me alone), about this new iPad. Apple has gotten lazy in its nomenclature. They can't even call it something like the iPad LTE, or the iPad 4G. Anyway, I digress. Yes, the new iPad is here. Am I excited? Well, not for myself. I was hoping to see some new technology such as Haptics; where you can feel things when you touch the screen. Or perhaps even something else that us mere mortals had not thought of yet, but alas, it was pretty much just a technology upgrade. Don't get me wrong, it's a fairly good upgrade, but not sure if it warranted all this fanfare. So, let's go through the specs shall we?
Let's start with the retina display. Although, I lack aforementioned retinas, I'm told this new technology, in conjunction with greater graphic capacity, makes the new iPad crystal clear. The web site states that it has a million more pixels than your run-of-the-mill HDTV. This will definitely be a plus for everyone with or without visual impairment. Many native iPad apps have also been optimized for the new display as well. I hear it's pretty sweet when playing games. Nothing like seeing crystal clear Angry Birds. Having an A5 chip with quad core graphic technology sure helps for performance as well I would think.
Sitting at 5 megapixels, I'm sure you'll get good pictures. I'm rather disappointed however they didn't go at least 8. But, here's a quote from the site which leads me to believe you'll get decent pictures and videos.
The new iPad features a 5-megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics, a backside illumination sensor, auto white balance and face detection for incredible
still images. And you can record 1080p HD video, too. So every moment you capture looks as great as you remember. And it'll even make you breakfast. Okay, it won't. I added that bit in.
Finally, this new iPad is wireless and 4G LTE enabled. So you can choose to connect via local WIFI, or go through your cellular data service. Not sure what 4G LTE will run you, but it's pretty easy to find free WIFI these days. Contact your local cellular provider to find out the data rates for 4G LTE service.
So you may think that with all this new technology, that battery life would suffer. Think again. The new iPad still sits at around 10 hours of working time. It'll be interesting to see how that translates in real life terms.
So there you have it in a nutshell.
A step in evolution for the iPad tablet. For more information on pricing and specs, visit: http://www.apple.com/ca/ipad/