New iPad Looks A Lot Like Old iPad
March 7, 2012
If you were one of the gagillion people who anxiously waited in front of their computer screens for a glimpse of Apple’s new iPad, you may have been a little disappointed. It looks exactly the same as the iPad 2. The major difference between the two iPads is the new one has a high definition (HD) screen, thereby making it known as the iPad HD.
The new iPad HD is also a little thicker than the old iPad 2, but the change isn’t very noticeable. In fact, the iPad 2 cases should still fit the new iPad HD.
As far as the price comparison goes, it’s really not much more than what folks were paying for the iPad 2. For example, the 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi is $399 and the new iPad HD with the same specs is $499. Not too shabby.
Here is a breakdown of the new iPad specs:
- Wi-Fi + 4G
- Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
- Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
- Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
- Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g)
- Retina display
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
- 5-megapixel iSight camera
- 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
- Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
- Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
- Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
The new iPad 3 will hit stores on March 16th!
What do you think?