Apple’s New iPad Tops The Tablet Tree, Say Industry Experts, 2U Limited

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Apple keeps it simple, leaving the new tablet name as iPad but packing a punch with a stunning high definition screen that is superior to many HD televisions, report

The new iPad has a stunning high definition screen superior to many HD televisions, report

Finally, here it is! Apple’s eagerly awaited third-generation tablet, with no letters or numbers attached to its name, just plain and simple iPad, has been unveiled and will be available in the UK from 16th March. But the new iPad with its ground-breaking HD screen is hardly plain aesthetically or in terms of features and will no doubt keep the technology wizard far ahead of competitors such as Samsung with their Galaxy tablet for quite some time to come.

Billed by Apple as ‘Resolutionary’ the impressive new iPad may not look or feel that different from its predecessor the iPad 2, but on closer inspection, with its high resolution screen, faster processor and improved camera, it is a big step forward. The new features and improvements should not only prove to be a joy for users but enough to encourage iPad lovers to upgrade, or those who have never used one to join the community of iPad enthusiasts. Here are the visionary tablet’s main features:

Full High Definition Retina Display. This screen is mean and the iPad’s main, unique new feature. More superior than some 40” televisions, the screen has a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, which is four times more pixels than its predecessor, and delivers perfectly crisp, razor sharp images that equal the standard of high quality printed photographs. Colours are beautifully vibrant and text is sharper and easier to read too so there is little need to zoom or enlarge text, making net surfing and browsing a much more enjoyable experience.

Ultra-Fast Dual-Core A5x Processor. The new iPad is supercharged with an A5x chip processor and quad-core graphics for a ‘Pixel-Perfect Performance’ as Apple put it, and all that extra power is superb for enhanced graphics, animations and intensive gaming. The tablet also offers 10 hours of battery life, or 9 hours on 4G from a single, full charge.

5MP iSight Camera. Capturing those precious moments is certain to be a pleasure with the iPad’s new improved 5MP camera. The camera has lens technology that is the same as the iPhone 4S and 1080p HD video.  There is also an automatic built-in face detection feature that can balance exposure and focus ‘across up to 10 faces’.

Super-Speed Wireless. Apple’s new tablet promises to get iPad users online ‘from almost anywhere’ in the world with the latest, cutting-edge wireless technology. With built in wireless and 4G the tablet offers superior connectivity to fast mobile networks globally so video can be streamed and data downloaded at incredible speeds. For iPad fans who love to travel, connection costs while abroad could be reduced too as the new iPad also accepts Local Sim cards which can work out cheaper to use overseas.

Abundance of Apps. Apple’s iPhoto app, which was only for Macs in the past, is also now available for the new iPad along with over 200,000 apps from the App Store.

The new iPad is slightly heavier and thicker than the iPad 2 but that is hardly noticeable. Most industry predictions and speculations surrounding the new tablets features were pretty close to the mark though. The only feature Apple did not deliver on was the predicted quad-core A6x processor but it does have quad-core graphics and if the A5x chip does the job perfectly, which it seems to do, then it is not exactly a failing. Of course there were rumours abound regarding the tablet’s name right until the last hour with iPad HD replacing the long thought iPad 3 but Apple must think the original iPad released in 2010 is now such a distant memory that it doesn’t really matter.

So far, over 40 million iPad’s have been sold globally and the new third-generation tablet will undoubtedly see sales rocket. Steve Jobs was convinced the tablet market would supercede the PC market but where Apple can take the incredibly advanced iPad from here is difficult to predict. Apple’s CEO, Tim cook, said at the iPad’s unveiling in San Francisco on Wednesday that Apple are ‘just getting started.’

No doubt this coming Tuesday (16th March) UK Apple stores will see millions of iPad enthusiasts taking a peak if not camping outside overnight to be the first to purchase one. The tablet is available in black or white with prices starting at £399 for 16GB to £659 for the superior 64GB version and as Apple say, ‘you have to see it to appreciate the difference’.

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