‘New iPad’ key details: 4G LTE, Retina Display, March 16th release

While we’ll certainly be taking a more in-depth look at the newly announced iPad in the weeks to come, I’ve compiled the key details below for those interested. Questions of the day: are the specs below enough to make you replace your iPad or iPad 2 immediately? How do you feel about the change in naming convention to something inline with Apple’s laptops? Post an answer in the comments!

Hardware:

    – 9.4mm, 1.4lbs, 10 hrs battery life
    – 2048 x 1536 Retina display, 3.1M pixels, 264ppi, 44% increase in color saturation
    – A5X quad-core processor
    – 4G LTE (73Mbps), with HSPA+ (21Mbps) and DC-HSDPA (42Mbps)
    – 5 Mpx iSight camera, backside illuminated sensor, IR filter, autofocus and white balance, face detection
    – 1080p video recording, video stabilization, temporal noise reduction
    – voice dictation

Pricing and Availability

    – Available March 16th, pre-order starts today
    – Available in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan at launch
    – Wi-Fi only pricing: $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB), $699 (64GB)
    – LTE pricing: $629 (16GB), $729 (32GB), $829 (64GB)
    – Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T to sell LTE model in North America

About the author

Douglas Soltys

Douglas is the former Editor-In-Chief of Inside BlackBerry, BlackBerry Cool, and QuicklyBored, which he launched as a mobile gaming industry site. His knowledge of mobile and social media led him to a job at RIM (BlackBerry), where he got to travel the world and do lots of cool things. He is often left-handed, but rarely sinister.

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