Oscar Wilde wrote, “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” Rumors and gossip have ridden through the web anticipating iPad 3 as a successor to the beloved iPad 2.
All the rumors of the iPad 3 and iPad-HD are squashed as Apple introduces the return of the iPad in a more excellent way. There are no new generations. The New iPad has been refined and redefined to add new definition for everyone. The key difference is in the screen, employing a Retina Display, a brighter screen technology that exceeds 1080p. In addition, some models of the New iPad are equipped with 4G LTE. The New iPad retains the 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.
Everything you do with iPad, you do through its large, beautiful display. And when the display is better, the entire iPad experience is better. The Retina Display on the New iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44 percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1 million pixels — in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV. At 264 pixels per square inch, your eyes can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance. When you can’t see the pixels, you see the whole picture. Or article. Or game. In ways you never could before.
According to Apple, iTunes is optimizing games and videos for the new resolution capabilities.
Apple’s A5x processor drives power to every one of the 3.1 million pixels in the display. And its quad-core graphics processing makes everything you do on the New iPad feel incredibly responsive. From the little things like swiping, scrolling, and pinching to the big things like editing photos in the new iPhoto, applying filters and transitions in iMovie, and, of course, playing games.
How much of an effect does the powerful new display have on battery life? Almost none. You still get up to 10 hours of power to read, watch, play, write, and create whatever you want, all you want.
As the iPhone 4S introduced, the New iPad incorporates Bluetooth 4.0 for greater power efficiency for your wireless listening.
The New Apple iPad is about the same size as the iPad 2 but is slightly heavier, barely noticeable at an additional two-tenths of an ounce.
Rumors are like a jar full of moths. Once they escape, they’re all over the place. For this rumor, Apple surprises us again as we move forward to a New iPad, none other than The iPad.