Washington: With 4G LTE wireless, retina display, and a high-definition camera,
Apple's third tablet is no doubt the best iPad yet, say those in
Apple CEO Tim Cook who introduced the new iPad in San Francisco
Wednesday, called it the "poster child of the post-PC world", the
Christian Science Monitor reported.
The new iPad has a breathtaking screen. Weighing in at 2048 by
1536 pixels, it boasts 3.1 million, one million more than a 1080p
HDTV, which has only 1920 by 1080 pixels.
"The most ever in a mobile device," said Cook.
Cook said the new iPad is designed to be held 15 inches from the
face, as that makes the pixels indistinguishable to the human eye.
There's also 40 percent better color saturation than the iPad 2 in
Of course, this is all possible thanks to Apple's new A5X
quad-core processor, allowing for stunning graphics and higher
The iPad's new back-facing camera is much approved from the iPad
2, with a 5-megapixel illuminated sensor. Included is a 5-element
lens, allowing the camera to auto-focus, and an IR filter that
helps with auto-exposure.
It's not as good as the iPhone 4S, which has an 8-megapixel
camera, but now Apple can rival tablets like the Motorola Xoom
that also have rear-facing 5-megapixel cameras. What puts the new
iPad on top for some shoppers is its ability to film and edit in
HD and its automatic stabilization.
Apple has hopped on the 4G LTE bandwagon. Leapfrogging over the
iPhone 4S, which runs on 3G, the new iPad can now wirelessly
connect to the fastest cellular networks, the newspaper said.
Apple showed that buffering Vimeo videos takes much less time than
it does on the iPad 2. In order to run 4G in the US, iPads will be
divided between AT&T and Verizon. 3G will still be available, just
Apple's new device can also be turned into a personal Wi-Fi
hotspot if carriers support that option. And somehow, Apple says
that battery life is about nine hours when 4G runs - the same for
the iPad 2 on 3G, the newspaper added.