• Meet "The new iPad", Details Inside

    Rumors be gone, the new iPad is here. Albeit, without an official name yet. Seriously, it's called "The new iPad." *facepalm* It appears Apple is dropping the numerical naming system from the iPad line and will adopt an iMac and MacBook like naming system with each subsequent release simply going by "iPad." All of that naming hoopla has been cleared up. Which is still incredibly confusing, because Apple is still selling the iPad 2, which when positioned right next to the new "iPad" looks like the superior device to the average person.


    The device features the rumored Retina Display with 264 pixels per inch for a total resolution of 2048 x 1536. Pixels become indistinguishable when held 15 inches from the user. Apple expected users to hold the was expected to be held at 10 inches from the user.

    Processor and Camera

    All of this is powered by an A5X dual-core cpu and quad-core graphics processor. According to Apple the A5X is four times faster than the Tegra 3. The new iPad also sports an improved iSight camera, with a 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor for the rear camera, with a 5-element lens, hybrid IR filter, auto-exposure, and auto-focus and Apple designed ISP. So, it’s essentially the same setup as the iPhone 4S minus the 8 megapixel rear camera. The camera has 1080p video recording as well, with video stabilization, and temporal noise reduction.

    Limited Siri Functionality

    The new iPad is Siri capable as well, kind of. It is only capable of voice dictation and comes with support for US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese. Expect the jailbreak community to change this in the coming weeks and months.

    4G LTE Capable

    But, the big announcement, it has 4G LTE capability. Performance is amazing with 21Mbps HSPA+, DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, and LTE rounding out the top with speeds of 73Mbps. Whether or not you get these speeds in the real world depends on your location and the crapiness of your network. The device is 3G world ready and Tim Stevens is claiming that the device has “the most bands ever.”

    Battery Life

    The iPad will sport 10 hours of battery life on 3G and 9 hours on 4G (so much for a big dip there). With all that new tech crammed inside the new iPad is 9.4mm thin, and 1.4lbs. Slightly heavier, but barely noticeable.

    Price and Avalability

    The new iPad will maintain the same price points for the current Wi-Fi models and the 3G/4G capable models will adopt the tradition 3G pricing of before. Apple is launching the device simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan on March 16th. Also, the iPad 2 will continue to be around and drop by $100 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, the only model that will presumably be available after current stock sells through.

    Apple and company showed off an incredible amount of games, inviting Epic Studios on stage, amongst others, to show off the increased graphics power of the new iPad.Apple’s Tim Stevens claims the new iPad has more screen resolution and memory than both the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. Guess the PSP Vita just got served.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New iPad is Here, Still Waiting for Them to Name It, In the Meantime Here is What's New started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 103 Comments
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dman918 View Post
      I'll somewhat retract my comment. I missed the retna display for whatever reason. I've found the current ipad screen beautiful so I'd have to see how much better this new screen actually is. At any rate, some improvements. I was just hoping for some kind of real advancement. Some feature that revolutionizes the tablet industry. I've come to have high expectations for Apple, especially when these tablets are priced at $500+.
      Well dang, a 2048 x 1536 screen with a quad core GPU and 2 1080p camera isn't revolutionary for you? What else do you want it do?....maybe cook you dinner?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mattdonut View Post
      any news on 5.1 ?
      iOS 5.1 is available for download......wait for it people updating their jailbroken 5.0.1 devices and crying about not being able to jailbreak. DONT UPDATE if you care about JB nuff said.
    1. CptPalmer's Avatar
      CptPalmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      Sooo... any word if it still has a terrible front facing camera?

      The new iPad vs. iPad 2: what's changed? -- Engadget
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      This iPad is freaking awesome! Some great updates here, especially the 4G LTE! Now we know the next iPhone will have it for sure!
      No we don't. A GSM phone has to have two active radios because there is no consumer LTE network yet carrying voice calls. That means that, even if there is an integrated 3G/4G LTE chip, it will have to have two radios on at all times to use LTE. Because the iPad is not a phone, it doesn;t need to keep the GSM radio active for voice.

      Also, CDMA networks boasted LTE need to have a second radio at all times for obvious reasons.

      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Pretty much guarentees the next iPhone will be LTE
      How so?
    1. xtacy's Avatar
      xtacy -
      People do realise that normal encodes which we used to do for iPad 2/iPhones would look absolutely terrible on the new iPad
      Even a 720p encode wont look that good ..
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      How so?
      What's new in iPad gets put into iPhone and vice versa.
    1. spookster's Avatar
      spookster -
      So it's a big iphone 4s without the 8 mega pixel camera and 4G (which isn't available in the UK).
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Pre-ordering now! Site is bogged down, I dont think i am the only one....lol
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      New iPad, same website BS issues when trying to preorder.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      No response from website or apple store app when trying to preorder! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Are they shipping out the preorders? Or do we have to pick up in the store again? I hate wasting my time so Apple gets there free publicity.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      What will current "HD" apps for iPad 2 look like on the new iPad display? Will they be craptastic?
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Limited Siri Functionality..... That is Not Siri... you can get any app to dictate notes...
    1. ChicagoV's Avatar
      ChicagoV -
      smh... they could've updated the front camera. I use this thing for Facetime and Skype everyday. That was one update I was looking forward to that didn't happen. (that, and apparently no 1GB RAM)
    1. RC_OZ's Avatar
      RC_OZ -
      I have the fat iPad 1 with unlimited data plan, will the unlimited data plan be transferable to the new iPad ?

      Anyone ?

    1. Lecram25's Avatar
      Lecram25 -
      This iPad will run on T-Mobile's 42 Mbps network (21 Mbps where 42 Mbps isn't available) using 1900 MHz (after the refarm) and T-Mobile's 73 Mbps LTE using 1700 MHz (Band IV) network (coming early 2013).

      Apple's website lists 700 MHz (Band XVII) and 2100 MHz (Band I) for LTE for the AT&T version. What they fail to list is the use of AT&T's 1700 MHz (Band IV) band for LTE.

      I already know what you're saying: Apple can't be wrong! What's on their site is gold!

      Well, you can't go along lying to the FCC...



      Remember, the FCC tests reports are with respect to what bands are used in the USA.
    1. KiidTee's Avatar
      KiidTee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lewnsy78 View Post
      I asked the same question like WTF.

      It sorta reminds me of what they did in Spider-man 3 (i.e) naming harry osbourne new Goblin instead of hob-goblin
    1. brab's Avatar
      brab -
      I finally after 2 hours managed to order two 32Gbs...a lot of clicking back and forth man oh man...
      Next two months should be very fun...pre-ordered HTC One X and a new iPad...

      Can't wait to play with both...
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Pretty good upgrade of hardware in my opinion. Great display (look at iPhone 4 and 4s), 4G connectivity, basically future proof for a while. I'm definitely considering an upgrade from my iPad original model 64gb 3G. Also great they maintained the price structure. And for those of you hating on apple, why do you even visit an apple orientated forum?

      Quote Originally Posted by RC_OZ View Post
      I have the fat iPad 1 with unlimited data plan, will the unlimited data plan be transferable to the new iPad ?

      Anyone ?

      Can't you just swap your sim card?
    1. recognition's Avatar
      recognition -
      Quote Originally Posted by KiidTee View Post
      I asked the same question like WTF.

      It sorta reminds me of what they did in Spider-man 3 (i.e) naming harry osbourne new Goblin instead of hob-goblin
      1st World Problems...
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