Apple released the 3rd generation iPad just called iPad today. The new iPad is similar in size to the 2nd generation iPad with the newer one being a tiny bit heavier and thicker. Other than the name, the Apple rumor mill was correct about the iPad.
HD Display – The new iPad will have an HD display, packing over a three million pixels which will make the images very vivid and popping out. The retina display is similar to the one used in the iPhone 4s.
5MP Camera- The iPad is also getting an updated camera, the 5 MP camera is also the same one used in the iPhone 4S
Stronger Processor – The new iPad will include the A5X processor which is a quad-core processor made by apple, the processor will help in delivering the HD images.
4G Chipset – The new iPad will include the option of purchasing the iPad with 4G support. 4G is 10 times faster than 3G network.
Apple has listed the new iPad at the same price as the 2nd generation iPad, they will also keep the 2nd Generation iPad on the market however with a $100 lower price point. We suspect that they intend to use a lower priced iPad as a way to combat the low priced android tablets flooding the market.
Apple plans to ship the new iPad on March 16, however they are taking pre orders for the iPad. Apple is the largest tablet maker with 65% market share. Apple’s hope is that the new iPad will assist them in maintaining their market share
While there was not mention of the iPhone 5 or the Apple Television, Apple did announce some other changes such as the support for movies through its icloud service, and the release of a new AppleTV with 1080P video support.