As predicted, the (new) iPad features a high-definition screen with 2048 x 1536 resolution. Do the math and you get more than 3.1 million pixels. That’s most ever in a mobile device, said Apple SVP of marketing Phil Schiller.
This chip runs four times faster than NVIDIA’s Tegra 3, according to Schiller. That’s great news for gaming and processor-intensive apps like iMovie. Still, some Apple-watchers had hoped for a quad-core A6 processor. This is a dual-core processor with a quad-core graphics processing unit.
The third-generation iPad includes a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera that utilizes the same optics system that debuted in the iPhone 4S. The front-facing camera remains an unimpressive 0.3 megapixel camera capable of VGA quality images.
1080p video recording Full HD video recording has come to the iPad, with video stabilization and noise reduction. No more 720p for you.
4G LTE will be available in the US from both AT&T and Verizon. Your coverage may vary. Apple’s software now supports hotspots that can accommodate up to five other devices, provided the user’s cellular plan does too.
Voice Dictation It’s not quite Siri, but it will recognize English, French, German, and Japanese.
Pricing remains the same, at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB for WiFi-only models. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G for either AT&T or Verizon will be available $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.