The time has come once again.
After months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally unveiled its latest version of the iPad, aptly dubbed the New iPad. As expected, the New iPad has gotten some major upgrades over its predecessor. Here’s the breakdown:
The most persistent rumor over the last year was the doubling of resolution over the iPad 2, bringing the iPad  into Retina territory. Apple met expectations, introducing a 2048 x 1536 Retina display, the highest resolution display ever in a mobile device.
We predicted last week that the New iPad would received the A5X dual-core processor, and we were spot on. The new iPad has received the A5X dual core processor with quad-core graphics. As Phil Schiller stated, “It makes everything you do feel real fast and smooth.”
The New iPad now comes with 4G LTE, bringing down blazing speeds of up to 73Mbps. The 4G carriers for the New iPad are Telus, Rogers, and Bell in Canada, and AT&T and Verizon in the U.S. The iPad also retained its great battery life, with 10 hours on 3G, and an amazing 9 hours of battery life on 4G.
A new camera has been included in the New iPad, the iSight camera, with a 5-megapixel sensor and 1080p HD video recording. Improvements include, auto-exposure, auto-focus, auto-face detection, AF-lock, white balance, video stabilization, and temporal noise reduction.
Apple also included a touch of Siri, bringing voice dictation to the New iPad
The New iPad is slightly bigger, weighing in at 1.4lbs and 9.4mm thick, compared to 1.33lbs and 8.8 mm for the iPad 2
The New iPad will be available on March 16th, starting at $499 in the U.S. U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan, and will be available in 26 more countries on March 23 Pre-orders start today.