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 his resolution is increased to 264 dpi. “That’s enough for a 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.