As you know by now, the Cupertino Clan just announced its newest iPad. CEO Tim Cook hit the stage to introduce the next-gen tablet dubbed “the new iPad” (WTF), which boast a a new Retina-like display that produces 3.1 million pixels, 40 percent better color saturation, 264ppi, and 2048 x 1536 resolution.
Also confirmed are Apple’s A5X CPU (quad-core graphics, people), a voice diction feature, 4G support, and new iSight camera that captures 1080p recording. Cook says to expect 10 hours of battery life, 9 hours on 4G service. With the additional fancies comes a slightly heavier device, with the iPad weighing in at 1.4lbs. and 9.44mm thick.
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We’re still waiting for Apple to broadcast the official release date, which is rumored for March 16th.
Cook went on to discuss the latest Apple software updates, consisting of new iOS 5.1 and iCloud/iTunes intergration. The cloud now stores 1080p movies and playlists. Looks like a perfect fit for Apple’s final “major” announcement: the new Apple TV.
The company’s final line-up addition comes equipped with a number of new fancies including the following:
– 1080p movies and TV shows available on iTunes
– Updated 1080p UI
– Movie recommendations via “Genius”
– 1080p Photo Stream resolution and output
The latest Apple TV version is set for release March 16th and priced at $99.
Update: It’s also been revealed iLife will be available in full on “the new iPad” HD.
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