The new iPad

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.

Models
Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi + 4G
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Chip
Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed
high-performance
low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP4
Display
  • Retina display
  • LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Screen Size 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
9.7-inch (diagonal)
Camera 5-megapixel iSight camera
2592 x 1944 pixels
Autofocus
Tap to focus
Face detection in still images
Video Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
Video stabilization
Photo and video geotagging
Secondary Camera FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
Battery Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Sensor Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Gyroscope
Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Size 241.2 mm x 185.7 mm x 9.4 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 652 g (1.44 pounds) 662 g (1.46 pounds)
Cellular Networks -N/A- GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
LTE (700, 2100 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
Battery Life Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music 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
Location Wi-Fi
Digital compass
Wi-Fi
Digital compass
Assisted GPS
Cellular
Others Micro-SIM card tray
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

The new iPad will be available on 16th of March in the following countries :

  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Japan
  7. Puerto Rico
  8. Singapore
  9. Switzerland
  10. UK
  11. US and the US Virgin Islands

By the end of March iPad will be available in :

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. Greece
  8. Hungary
  9. Iceland
  10. Ireland
  11. Italy
  12. Liechtenstein
  13. Luxembourg
  14. Macau
  15. Mexico
  16. The Netherlands
  17. New Zealand
  18. Norway
  19. Poland
  20. Portugal
  21. Romania
  22. Slovakia
  23. Slovenia
  24. Spain
  25. Sweden.

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 :

  • Wi-Fi
    16GB RM 1499
    32GB RM 1799
    64GB RM 2099
  • Wi-Fi + 4G
    16GB RM 1899
    32GB RM 2199
    64GB RM 2499

Apple new iPad official page. Related article from Apple here.

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.

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