After the release of iPad 2 on March 11, 2011, many Apple users and non-users alike have presumed that the next one will be called iPad 3 (or some thought it was going to be iPad HD). However, during the official announcement made by CEO Tim Cook of Apple on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 (if you’re in the Philippines, it’s already March 8, 2012), it was simply called
The new iPad.
Three Basic Yet Huge Differences Between the iPad 2 and The new iPad
There are basically three critical differences between the iPad2 and the new iPad which will truly make you regret on not waiting long enough for the new version, or, not being in the know that there is an upcoming release.
The first critical difference would be the resolution. The iPad2, despite having the same 9.7 inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, has only 1024×768 resolution, while the new iPad boasts the Retina Display with 2048×1536 – more than double the resolution and higher than the standard Full HD 1080p we have these days.
The second difference would be the processor. The year-old iPad2 uses the Apple A5 1GHz dual-core chip, while the new iPad will use the Apple A5X dual core with quad-core graphics which is capable of delivering smoother graphics and faster processing power.
The third but obviously huge difference between the two would be the camera. While the iPad2 can record video at 720p at 30fps, the new iPad can record video at 1080p at 30fps. Add to that a 5 megapixel iSight camera that can take glorious stills and anyone clueless enough to have bought the iPad2 this month or the recent month will truly lament doing so.
Official Date of Release
Interested buyers will be able to grab a hold of The new iPad on March 16, 2012. However, it can be pre-ordered after its official announcement was made. It will be available in countries such as US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
The price varies from $499, $599 and $699 for 16, 32 and 64 GB respectively. Should you prefer to purchase the 4G LTE, then you will have to spend $629, $729 and $829. (Keep in mind that the purchase limit is 2 per customer).
Despite the Good News, Some People Hated The new iPad Because…
After its official announcement, surely many of us (who would like to get this latest version of the iPad) would be delightfully thrilled. However, despite the good news, there were quite a few people who hated it, because they have just bought the iPad 2 — just recently — in a way that they have bought their iPad 2 within the week before The new iPad was publicly announced. They have expressed their so-called “frustrations” through Twitter.
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