As anticipated last week, Apple has finally announced a new version of iPad called New iPad (yup! thats the name) at a press event in San Francisco.
Deemed to be the successor of iPad 2 which sold 15.5 million iPads in the last quarter, the new iPad will run on iOS 5.1 and will feature Retina Display with 2048*1536 pixels resolution powered by a new A5X processor chip with quad-core graphics support.
The new iPad will also feature an rear 5 megapixel iSight camera with the same optics system as the iPhone 4S, with auto-focus, face detection, and auto exposure and 1080p video recording.
Other feature include voice dictation through a new dedicated key, support for English, French, German, and Japanese languages, support for 4G LTE, 9.4mm thickness and 10 hours battery life (9hrs on 4G).
As expected, the new iPad will come in black and white colors and starts at $499 for 16GB, going up to $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. The 4G variants will be priced at $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. It will start shipping on March 16 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia with pre-orders starting later in the day.