Apple has unveiled the third iteration of its highly anticipated iPad tablet and needless to say, they’ve upped the ante from the previous two generations. The new iPad has the same 9.7-inch display but now comes with a retina display that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels or about 264 pixels per inch. To put it simply, the new iPad has more pixels than a 1080p HDTV.
Moving onto the next feature set, the new iPad boasts an A5X CPU with quad-core graphics, which is touted to be 4 times superior than the new Tegra 3.
Apple has also added a 5MP backside illuminated sensor that takes images at par with the iPhone 4S and supports full HD 1080p video recording.
Another interesting addition is the support for 4G LTE. In addition to HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, the new iPad supports LTE that can give speeds to up to 73Mbps. Despite the additional band, Apple has managed to keep the battery life pretty decent with 10 hours on HSDPA and 9 hours on 4G.
Rounding up the new feature set is voice dictation.
As for the release and price, the new iPad will release on March 16 for $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi, $599 for 32GB Wi-Fi and $699 for 64GB Wi-Fi. Add another $130 for the 4G LTE variant.
Other countries that will receive the third-generation iPad on March 16 will be Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.