4G-Powered iPad Targets Android Tablets With Retina Display, New Apps
The new iPad
The new iPad greatly resembles the previous editions, and comes in either white or black.
The new iPad's Retina Display boasts 2048 by 1536 resolution.
With the iOS 5.1 software update, new features include a personal hotspot, a redesigned camera app, and seamless interaction with iCloud, which syncs data (such as ebooks and other media) between iOS devices.
The new iPhoto incorporates Multi-Touch in order to sort through (and adjust) images, which can then be shared via iCloud.
The revamped iMovie lets users leverage the new iPad's ability to shoot 1080p video in order to create movies (and trailers for those movies).
Apple has also revamped iWork to take increased advantage of the new iPad's Retina Display.
The new iPad will keep the same prices as the previous model, starting at $499 for WiFi-only versions, and $629 for those with 4G capability. Prices top out at $699 for the WiFi-only 64GB model, and $829 for the 64GB model with WiFi and 4G.Â
Another new iPad feature is dictation, which transcribes users' words into text. It cooperates with third-party apps, such as Twitter.
The new A5X processor features quad-core graphics.
The new iPad is a little heavier than the previous edition, at 1.4 pounds, and offers comparable battery life.