iPad – the third coming

Consumers are soon to be treated to a third helping of the iPad tablet. Apple execs unveiled the new HD empowered iPad Tablet at an event in California on Wednesday. This iPad tablet has a stunning new display which Apple says has more pixels than those of your HDTV with its 1080p.

The overall look of the new iPad Tablet will remain the same, with a 9.7 inch screen it will be 9.4mm thick and weigh 1.5 pounds. In addition to an extremely high resolution screen this version of the iPad uses the LTE network for 4G wireless connectivity which means that it cruise the internet at higher speeds from wireless providers like AT&T and Verizon. Also it has a more powerful processor in its A5X chip, where the X is short for the quad core graphics power built into the processor.

The new iPad will be priced similarly to the earlier models at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB, with their wireless models priced at$629, $729, and $829 respectively. The earlier version of the iPad will be cheaper now by 100$ each and start at 399$. The iPad will be going on sale in the US, Canada, France, Germany and other countries on Fri., March 16.

Apple also announced the launch of a new version of Apple TV to arrive at stores on March 16th.  Styled like a rectangular hockey puck, this version will stream Internet video to your television with access to shows the as soon as a day after they air. It will support the 1080p resolution and has a new improved user interface.  Apple TV will now support Photostream to allow you to automatically display images from your iPhone.

The executives at Apple were proud to have sold 15.4 Million iPad’s last quarter alone, which is about as many PC’s that HP sold worldwide in the same quarter, out of a total of 172 million iPads, iPhones, and iPods for the whole of the year 2011.

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