Apple has just introduced the 3rd generation of their iPad yesterday, which is the new iPad. Although most of us called it as iPad 3, but Apple has named it as new iPad.
Finally Apple is decided to put the Retina Display in their new iPad which has been widely used in iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple also brought their iPhone 4S camera technology (iSight Camera) into this new iPad. Another advance step Apple made is implemented the 4G LTE technology (Long Term Evolution) into their new iPad. According to the information from Wikipedia, one of the LTE technology main features is the Peak download rates can goes up to 299.6 Mbit/s and upload rates up to 75.4 Mbit/s, but it’s all dependent on the carrier equipment.
But I’m quite disappointed that Apple is not make Siri to be available in their new iPad. Although Siri is still under Beta in iPhone 4S, but several months time are fairly enough for them to test and improve the Siri. May be Siri will be available to the new iPad after an iOS upgrade later, who know, right ?
The new iPad come with 2 categories, which is very similar to iPad 2 :
- Wi-Fi – 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
- Wi-Fi + 4G – 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
And it comes with 2 colours – Black and White.
Let’s see the new features and the specs of the new iPad by looking to the table below.
The new iPad will be available on 16th of March in the following countries :
- Hong Kong
- Puerto Rico
- US and the US Virgin Islands
By the end of March iPad will be available in :
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
However, there are no any information mention when the new iPad will be arrived Malaysia. But our neighbour Singapore will get the new iPad on 16th of March.
The price of the new iPad in US is same as iPad 2, so I believed that when the new iPad arrive Malaysia, it’s price will be the same too, which is :
16GB RM 1499
32GB RM 1799
64GB RM 2099
- Wi-Fi + 4G
16GB RM 1899
32GB RM 2199
64GB RM 2499
If you have any relatives or friends in Singapore, you can purchase the new iPad and ship to their address by visiting Singapore Apple Store here.