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Apple unveils iPad with 4G, new Apple TV

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Mar 2012 13:51 User comments (10)

Apple unveils iPad with 4G, new Apple TV Apple shows off new iPad with LTE, touts sales figures. Firm also shows off new Apple TV.
Apple showed off its new 4G LTE iPad today (9.4mm thin, 1.4lb), with data rates up to 73Mbps (on LTE, HSPA+ at 21Mbps and DC-HSPDA at 42Mbps). It can also be used as a personal hotspot, if supported by provider.

The new iPad can avail of LTE provided by AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Bell or Telus in the United States. Different bands of LTE means different devices for different networks, however. For 3G, that shouldn't be a problem.

Of course, the new iPad has a Retina Display (2048x1536) screen. Apple's Phil Schiller pointed out that the new iPad displays 1 million more pixels than a 1080p image and boasts 44 percent more color saturation than the iPad 2.

Under the hood it is powered with an A5X chip with quad-core graphics. Apple claims the A5X is twice as fast as the Tegra 3, and offers 4 times the performance.



The new iPad also features an iSight camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a five-element lens, capable of 1080p video recording with improved software stabilization. As for the battery, the new iPad still offers 10 hours of battery life, or 9 hours if operating on 4G.

So how much does it cost?

New iPad (Wi-Fi Only)
  • 16GB model: $499
  • 32GB model: $599
  • 64GB model: $699
New iPad (4G)
  • 16GB model: $629
  • 32GB model: $729
  • 64GB model: $829
Pre-orders start today for the iPad 3 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and Japan. The iPad 2 will remain on same of course, with $100 knocked off the selling price.

The company sees its tablet computer as the poster child of the post-PC era, touting that they sold more iPads in the last quarter than any manufacturer sold of PCs, using HP's 15.1 million tally as an example. There are now more than 200,000 custom apps available specifically for the iPad.

Apple TV

Apple's Eddy Cue showed off a new Apple TV set top box today too, making sure to point out its new beautiful streamlined user interface. The new box can import your iTunes playlists directly from iCloud and installation of third-party apps has been made much easier. It supports 1080p content.

You can also access content from the web, with applications for YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and the Wall Street Journal Live.

The new Apple TV will sell for $99 when it goes on sale on March 16.


Apple TV: Home Screen


Feature Details


Apple TV: Top Movies


Aplle TV: Favorites

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10 user comments

17.3.2012 15:01

I wasn't expecting this much of an improvement ctually, good stride.


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27.3.2012 15:20

Sadly I was expecting more this to me is a lot like a iPAD 2S. I have a iPad 2 and not looking to buy the new one but i was hoping for something more and dont ask me what more they can really do cause i have no idea.

37.3.2012 15:55

Originally posted by wspdl:
Sadly I was expecting more this to me is a lot like a iPAD 2S. I have a iPad 2 and not looking to buy the new one but i was hoping for something more and dont ask me what more they can really do cause i have no idea.
I was hoping for a slimmed down OS X but that'll never happen. *Sigh*

47.3.2012 16:49
SmaryJerry
Unverified new user

Don't know why it would say data rates for LTE and HSPA+ like that. They simply will depend on the carrier. Can i say my computer offers rates of 100 GB/SEC just because the network card could potentially connect that way.

57.3.2012 18:48

Originally posted by SmaryJerry:
Don't know why it would say data rates for LTE and HSPA+ like that. They simply will depend on the carrier. Can i say my computer offers rates of 100 GB/SEC just because the network card could potentially connect that way.

The speeds are the max Apple could achieve on the AT&T network.

68.3.2012 0:22

If the screen's resolution is greater than 1080P, doesn't that mean that video playback will look kinda shitty because everything will have to be stretched for full screen? Or am I missing something, I don't know.


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78.3.2012 8:06

This is up to power with the Iphone 4s everyone was let down because it wasnt the Iphone 5.But they all still bought it!!

89.3.2012 11:42

Originally posted by Morreale:
If the screen's resolution is greater than 1080P, doesn't that mean that video playback will look kinda shitty because everything will have to be stretched for full screen? Or am I missing something, I don't know.
You'r missing a lot.
Stretching has to do with pixel aspect ratio not resolution.

99.3.2012 11:51

Originally posted by robertmro:
Originally posted by Morreale:
If the screen's resolution is greater than 1080P, doesn't that mean that video playback will look kinda shitty because everything will have to be stretched for full screen? Or am I missing something, I don't know.
You'r missing a lot.
Stretching has to do with pixel aspect ratio not resolution.
Ohh, now I know lol

109.3.2012 23:43

I was hoping for GPS functionality in the WiFi version. Several other tablets have this.

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