Today Apple announced a new model of iPad tablet. New iDevice was presented at a special press conference in the heart of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
The new iPad, like its predecessors, sets a new benchmark for the market of mobile devices. Home confirmed and expected innovation – the screen has an unusually high resolution.
New iPad Display is capable of displaying 2048 × 1536 pixels – four times more than the previous models. The diagonal screen size with 9.7-inches is not changed, but hsi resolution is increased to 264 dpi. “That’s enough for new display to be called Retina“, – said Schiller. For comparison, a similar figure for iPhone 4/4S is 326 dpi.
Significantly improved performance of the iPad processor and – in fact to draw four times larger number of pixels the display processor to more “work”. In this case, together with increased computing power through the A5X chip
, Apple has focused on strengthening the graphics subsystem, which was four times faster. According to Phil Schiller, the processor is twice fast as the speed of visual computing four-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip.
There was a change in the list of supported communication standards: in particular, the new iPad will support with the expected 4G-LTE technology
. The maximum data transfer rate is 73 Mbit / s, but new iPad models with LTE support will also work in 3G-networks.
The third generation of iPad tablet in the simplest configuration (16 gigabytes of memory, support for Wi-Fi) will be $ 499, The most “advanced” model in the new line (64 gigabytes of memory, support for Wi-Fi and LTE) will cost $ 829. New iPad Sales will start on March 16 in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany and Japan.