Presenting the New iPad
When Steve Jobs passed away, many thought that it would be the end of Apple. He was
considered to be the brains behind every product that comes out of the company’s doors. But the
good news is that those he left behind he trained well and made sure of the company’s continuity
especially with its products. So, the pressure was on for the first keynote after his death. Good
thing Tim Cook was able to pass with flying colors. It was during that time that the company
launched the new iPad, which was the third generation of the gadget.
It was iPad that made the use of tablet PC cool by any standards. It is not actually the first tablet
PC to be manufactured and marketed. There were others who did this first; however, the mass
market did not readily accept the idea. It was Apple’s magic that changed the market perception.
After the launch of the first iPad, people rushed to the nearest Apple store to purchase one or
went to those who sell iPad online. Now, it is already in its third generation since its launch. So
you might be wondering what is new with this version and what will make you sell iPad 2 and
upgrade to the new iPad.
The very first thing that you will notice with the new iPad is its display. This time, Apple used
the Retina Display with the new iPad with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. There is a big
difference here coming from the iPad 2 even if both had the 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD. If
you place the two tablet PCs side by side to compare the screen resolution, you will clearly see
the difference. The colors on the screen of the new iPad are much more vivid and clear.
Another major difference is the processing power of the new iPad. Apple realized that the new
model needed more processing power so it installed two 1 GHz dual-core A5X with 1 GB of
memory in them. However, take note that it is not a true quad core because in reality, it is two
dual-core processors running together. But compared to the iPad 2, it is still has significantly
more powerful processing power.
For the other features, iPad 3 also has some significant improvements. The camera for the new
iPad is already upgraded to have 5 megapixels with autofocus lens from a 0.7 megapixel fixed
focus lens. The pictures that you take are clearer and good for printing. Also, the connectivity
options are improved with the capability to accommodate 4G LTE networks. The battery life
can still last 10 hours with its 42.5 watt-hour lithium polymer battery. However, the new iPad is
heavier and thicker at 1.44 lbs and .37 inches respectively.
The new iPad is really an improvement over the iPad 2. With the Retina Display alone, it would
make you think to sell iPad 2 and go on and purchase the new iPad. Prices are almost the same
with the iPad 2 also. So if you are thinking of letting go of your iPad 2 for the new iPad, it is
truly worth the upgrade.