The wait is finally over. Apple has unveiled the third-generation iPad, so-call the new iPad.
For one thing, the most badly kept pre-launch secret is true: the new Apple iPad has a quad-resolution screen: twice the pixel count in each direction, to give you 2048×1536 vibrant pixels. Which means, assuming you hold the new iPad at 15in distance rather than the 10in your would with a smartphone like the iPhone, you get what Apple calls a Retina display. Pixels so tightly packed you simply cannot perceive that your are looking at an LCD screen composed of little pinpoint elements. And the new iPad’s display truly is photographic in appearance.
The new tablet also features a vastly improved camera, a powerful new A5X processor (dual-core, but with quad-core graphics on the chip), the high-speed mobile broadband technology LTE (in the IS at least), and voice dictation support.
Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that there is only one company that could beat the iPad 2 ‘s big screen and superfast A5 chip – and that company is Apple. He may just be right.
(iPad & iPhone User 2012)