New iPad Hands-On at Grand Central Store Reveals Stunning Screen, Speed

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2012-03-16
 
 
 

New iPad

Apple declined to give the new iPad an official name along the lines of "iPad 3" or "iPad HD" (two rumored monikers). In broad strokes, the device greatly resembles its predecessor, the iPad 2.

New iPad

New Camera

The new iPad features a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video.

New Camera

New Screen

The latest iPad features a high-resolution Retina Display (2048 by 1536 pixels).

New Screen

New Processor

The new iPad relies on a new, proprietary A5X processor to drive its various functions.

New Processor

New Weight

The new iPad is ever-so-slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, but it's virtually indistinguishable when the two tablet versions are hefted side-by-side.

New Weight

Revamped Apps

Apple has revamped many of its apps in time for the new iPad's launch, including iPhoto. The updated version lets users edit an image with their finger, tap to apply effects and organize with a few quick swipes.

Revamped Apps

iMovie

Another app, iMovie, lets users take full advantage of the new iPad's 1080p video-shooting capability to create movie trailers and short presentations.

iMovie

Keynote

Those who use Apple's presentation software could get more out of it, thanks to the new iPad's high-definition screen and faster processor.

Keynote

Backing

The iPad's brushed aluminum backing is nearly identical to that of the previous iPad versions.

Backing

App Store

Apple hopes that the App Store and its hundreds of thousands of offerings will help preserve its lead over Google Android in the tablet space.

App Store

iPad vs. iPad

The new iPad (right) and iPad 2 (left), side by side.

iPad vs. iPad

Cost

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.

Cost

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