When they drop that new iPad all the tech geeks go craaaaaazy, the tech geeks go craaaaazy!
Apple today announced its new iPad — a powerful updated model with a new processor and a high-definition display.
The new “Retina Display” screen has 2048 x 1536 resolution, which is higher than that found any other tablet on the market. The result, said Apple, will be much crisper pictures and video. After weeks of rumors that it might be called the “iPad 3” or “iPad HD,” Apple only referred to it as “the new iPad” at today’s rollout in San Francisco.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Philip W. Schiller, touted the new screen on stage. “You are going to see sharper images,” he said. “Photos are just going to look amazing.”
On the outside, the new iPad looks very similar to the tablet Apple has been selling for more than a year. But with an A5x processor and quad-core graphics, Apple said images would have 44 percent greater color saturation than one sees on the previous model. There will be 3.1 million pixels on the screen, 264 pixels per inch.
The new tablet will have 10 hours of battery life, Schiller said, nine hours when receiving 4G signals. It will be all of 9.5 mm thick.
…Apple has also added 4G LTE capabilities from Verizon and AT&T, meaning those who opt for the 3G / 4G models will get faster browsing and Internet speeds. This is the first time Apple has decided to integrate LTE into one of its products. The base model, which will start at $499, will have 16GB of memory and only Wi-Fi connectivity.
Will you be amongst the
crazy muhfuggas excited folks waiting in line for one of these new gizmos??
Image via ABCNews
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