Apple Inc.’s third-generation iPad goes on sale on Friday. Apple stores in 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. Virgin Islands., were opening at 8 a.m. local time Friday. Shoppers began lining up to purchase the new iPad before the Apple’s store.
The iPad’s new A5X application processor, with improved graphics horsepower, is based on energy-efficient technology licensed from Britain’s ARM Holding and is manufactured by Qualcomm. iPad’s Retina display appears to be from Samsung. A NAND flash memory chip, used to store media like music and video, is supplied by Toshiba
Apple “The New iPad” (iPad3) Features:
- The new device is likely to have a high-resolution Retina Display that Apple is expected to add to its next-generation iPad.
- It’s expected to have a resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, which would be twice the resolution of the 1,024-by-768 screen found on the iPad 2.
- Fastest Processor “A5X” quad-core graphics for gaming, which is more powerful version of A5 processor currently in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
- 5 Megapixel iSight Camera
- Speedier Wireless Connectivity Ultrafast 4G LTE
- HD video recording in 1080p
- 10 hours battery, 9hours on 4G.
- 635grams weight
The new iPad will be available in the U.S. on AT&T and Verizon and will be the first iPad to connect to 4G networks. In addition to Apple retail stores, it will be for sale at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart.
New iPad prices are as follows:
|Wi-Fi + 4G||$629||$729||$829|