Switch on the new Apple iPad and you'll be instantaneously struck by the clarity of the display before you - a 9.7 inch Retina screen with a mind blowing resolution of 2048x1536 making everything look and feel incredibly detailed and lifelike. The super crisp display has four times as many pixels than can be counted on the iPad 2 and a million more than can be found on a full HDTV! That's a high enough resolution that makes it literally impossible for the human eye to detect those individual pixels making this the best display to date that can be found on a mobile device.
Retina Display (2048 x 1536) at 264 ppi
44 Percent Greater Colour Saturation than iPad 2
Quad Core A5X processor (no clock speed specified)
5 Megapixel iSight Camera
Redesigned Camera app for iPad
HD (1080p) Video Recording
Voice Dictation Support Built into the Virtual Keyboard
The prime elements that make up the Apple iPad - the processor, display, camera and the wireless connection have all been improved on. And despite the new A5X chip with quad core graphics processing driving each one of those 3.1 million pixels on the Retina display, the new iPad is STILL capable of its legendary 10 hour battery life. And just wait until you experience the quality of the photos it can take. The same 5-element lens and hybrid IR filter from the iPhone 4S, the iSight camera on the Apple iPad is up there with the best cameras to be found on any mobile device.
All the usual default Apple iPad apps are still in place such as 'App Store', 'Mail', 'Camera (redesigned to take into account the new optics)', the brilliant 'Safari' browser, and of course 'iTunes'. Not to mention the fun stuff like 'YouTube', 'Music', 'Game Center', 'Photo Booth' and 'Videos'. Only this time they all look even better thanks to the Retina screen technology now being used on the New Apple iPad. The same goes for the rest of em' - 'FaceTime', 'Maps', 'Notes', 'Newsstand', 'Messages', 'Calendar', 'Reminders' and 'Contacts'.
One new feature to take note of is 'Voice Dictation' which supports US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese languages. It can be used via a new microphone button found on the virtual keyboard. Give it a quick tap and start talking, in the same way you do with the iPhone 4S. The dictation feature can also be used with third party apps, so you'll be able to speak your tweets and Facebook status updates instead of typing them.
CPU: Dual Core A5X, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Camera: - 5-megapixel iSight, Autofocus, Tap to focus, Face detection in still images
- Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio, Video stabilization
- FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
Photo and video geotagging
Battery: Up to 10 hours (9 hours on mobile network) of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music