Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the new iPad on Wednesday. The third version of the tablet, simply called the iPad, is faster and offers a sharper display than the previous models. The device features what Apple calls a “Retina” display, which displays 3.1 million pixels. The new version also offers a sharper camera, and voice dictation in four languages, using a keyboard microphone. The new Ipad will be available on March 16 and Apple is taking pre-orders right now.
As for price, the new iPad starts at $499 for a Wi-Fi-only model with 16 GB of storage and jumps up to $599 for a 32 GB version and $699 for 64 GB. You can also get 4G data access when Wi-Fi isn’t available — the 4G models will be priced at $629, $729 and $829, respectively. Apple will continue to sell the iPad 2 with a price reduction of $100 — so the basic one will be now priced at $399.
Let’s take a look at the buzz about the next generation of the iPad.
- Apple new iPad hands-on from Engadget
- iPad from TechCrunch
- Apple Unveils New iPad from Mashable
- Apple iPad 3 Official Video from YouTube
- iPad: What features are new? from Washington Post
- Apple’s new iPad debuts to calls for ban by Chinese firm from ITWorld
- Best iPad news: lower price of No. 2 from Seattle TImes
What do you think? Will you buy the new iPad or stick with what you have already?