The new Apple iPad and better Apple TV announced

The New iPad

Tim Cook keynote

While it is Holi festival in India Tim Cook standing infront of apple logo with colorful splash behind.

Apple announced Apple TV and The new iPad with 3rd generation hardware on 7th March, 2012

  • Tim Cook did the keynote
  • 172 Million Post PC device (76% revenue in Q4,2011)
  • The new iPad will have exactly double the resolution (2048 by 1536 pixels at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • iPad 2 has A5 chip, where as the New iPad has A5X quad core Graphics chip.
  • iSight camera with 5 mega pixel autofocus. Video recording with 1080p 30 FPS
  • While height and width are same thickness is gone from 0.34 inch to 0.37 inch and weight is 50 gm more.
  • Earlier option of 3G with wifi was available, now it is 4G option.
  • Earlier it was Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. New iPad supports Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Battery Life is maintained same.
  • new iPad has option of LTE.
  • Will be available by March 16 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.
  • No launch dates given for other countries.
  • New Apps by Apple for iPad
    1. iPhoto
    2. iMovie
    3. Garage band
    4. iWork
    5. Pages
    6. Keynote
    7. Numbers
    8. iTunes U

Prices in USA:

Model capacity Wifi WiFi+3G WiFi+4G
iPad2  16 GB  $399  $529
The new iPad  16 GB  $499  $629
 32 GB  $599  $729
 64 GB  $699  $829

Approximate Prices in India:

Model capacity Wifi WiFi+3G WiFi+4G
iPad2  16 GB  Rs.24,500  Rs. 32,500
The new iPad  16 GB  Rs.30,500  Rs. 38,900
 32 GB  Rs.36,500  Rs. 44,900
 64 GB  Rs.42,500  Rs. 50,900

Last year, like everyone has predicted about iPhone 5 launch and name but Apple named that iPhone 4s. This time also while everyone has named this device as iPad 3, but Apple rudely named it as The new iPad. This was disappointment for many because there is no proper name given to new iPad. This could have been iPad 3 or iPad – HD or iPad Retina.


Apple TV

Apple TV cost is same as 99 USD but has 1080p resolution and faster processor now. Considering not many services bundled on this specific to India. This is not easily available in India.

On 25-March-2012, the third generation iPad will be available for shopping in  Austria, Belgium Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

The new iPad or 3rd generation iPad will be available in India from 27-April-2012.

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