The long wait is over, the iPad 3 has arrived and in true Apple style promises to be another revolutionary product from them. Living up to the customary hype that every Apple product now faces, the iPad 3 announcement was significant for Apple as it was the first announcement since Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away. The announcement was made by CEO Tim Cook at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for Arts.
“We think the iPad is the poster-child of the post-PC world….. When we set out to create the iPad, we set out to create not just a new product, but a new category.” — Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Cook was joined by marketing chief Philip Schiller. Schiller announced the iPad 3 will be available for 4G LTE networks, including Verizon and AT&T in the U.S. The LTE, which will be able to handle 72Mbps capacity, can also be used as a hotspot and for roaming onto 3G networks.
Among the most important new features is the Retina display — “Until you see it you can’t understand how amazing it is,” Schiller said. “It’s a huge step forward.” It will boast of 2047 x 1536 pixels, the marketing chief also said that the display would be better than most home HDTVs. “It’s a graphics powerhouse.”, he emphasized.
Another new feature that catches the eye is the iSight camera — Schiller introduced the 5-megapixel camera that uses the same technology as the iPhone 4S. It will also feature auto-focus, auto-exposure, edge-to-edge detail, AF-lock and auto-face detection.
HD video recording — at 1080p resolution, it also boasts of image stabilization technology.
Voice dictation — Users can actually speak to their iPad 3, and it willl dictate. Available in English, French, German, and Japanese.
This power packed iPad certainly promises to revolutionize the way we consume our data and interact with our computers/Cellphones/music devices because after all iPad 3 claims to end the PC era once and for all.