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Are you Getting the New iPad?

[ 4 ] Posted by on March 16, 2012


Apple succeeded in making a lot of buzz over it’s latest product release last week. So for the uninitiated, it was Apples latest iPad. Furthermore, Apple also came up with what is either a super annoying joke of a name, or somebody in the naming department got lazy and decided it was easier to just slap the word “new” on the title and call it a day. So here we have “The new iPad” or maybe it’s just “new iPad” ? honestly, I really do not know – why they did not decide to call it the “iPad HD” or “iPad 3” or even “iPad 2S” only somebody in Cupertino, California truly knows.

In case you did not know, The new Apple iPad comes packing a 9.7-inch IPS display, which also happens to be LED-backlit. It has a screen resolution of an astonishingly high 2048×1536 – which is even higher then the mass majority of consumer displays on the market. It is powered by the new Apple A5X processor, which is dual-core like the one in the iPad 2, but packs  “quad-core graphics” and is clocked at 1GHz, its also paired with 1GB of RAM. Around back it has a 5-megapixel camera that can film 1080p video, it is complimented by a simple VGA-quality front facing camera. It can be configured with 16, 32, or 64GB of flash-based storage. Connectivity wise, it has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G LTE connectivity on select models.

Pricing for The new iPad starts at the totally reasonable (and it’s not like you have better things to spend the money on right?) price of $499! Placing at the exact same starting price of the iPad 2 upon its release last year. Personally, if I had $499 to burn, I would use it to purchase a new suit.

So nonetheless Apple will start selling The new iPad later today throughout its US locations, via its online store, and even through some 3rd-part retail outlets such as Best Buy and Walmart. What we here at would like to know is: Are you getting one? Will you brave the cold or rain, and certainly hoards of anxious consumers to wait online for several hours? Or will you just order one online? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below!

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About Benny Sabghir: Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Benny enjoys all aspects of consumer electronics - especially writing about it. He also enjoys hitting the gym, running and discussing the history of his three favorite wars - The American Revolution, The Six-Day War, and the Star Wars Trilogy. Currently in Jerusalem, Israel. Follow him on twitter @Sabghir_Benny Find him on Google+ View author profile.

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  1. George T says:

    I’ve pre-ordered a black 16GB WiFi only model as I use my iPhone for surfing on the move. When it comes, I’ll update you on how much of an upgrade it is over the original iPad it’s replacing.

    • Benny Sabghir says:

      Thanks for the feedback George! Based on it’s specifications it appears to be a decent upgrade, and some early benchmarks indicate its new CPU performs quite well. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Warren Melnick says:

    The reason for the “iPad” name is that the computer and mobile lines are starting to merge.  The computers are the “MacBook Pro” the “MacBook Air”, the “iMac”, etc.  So from now on you should expect to just have the current generation of the iPad.

  3. Bonynge says:

    I’ve been into our local reseller and had a look. I like it, screen res and camera are good. Might buy one but need a new iMac first

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