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Today, Apple announced the new iPad. Most importantly, they announced that it will have a Retina display! That means its resolution is now 2048 by 1536. That is over 3 million pixels!

Tim Cook:
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To keep up with the graphics, a new chip was needed inside the next iPad: the A5X. It’s quad-core, and it is ready to kick some serious ass.

Phil Schiller:
[quote]We needed even more horsepower for the new iPad and its Retina Display, so we created the A5X chip. What’s the x for? Quad-core graphics.[/quote]

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The iPad 2’s cameras weren’t great, but the upside is that the new iPad will have a 5 MP camera with great optics. In fact, it can now capture 1080p video! It even has built-in image stabalization.

Phil Schiller:
[quote]As you know, on the front of our iPad we have a FaceTime camera. The new iPad has a great rear iSight camera — we brought the optics system from the iPhone 4S…[/quote]

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Also a part of the new iPad? Voice dictiaton! It isn’t quite Siri, but it will allow you to write text with your voice.

Phil Schiller:
[quote]The new iPad supports English, French, German, and of course now, Japanese.[/quote]

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Somewhat surprisingly, the first 4G LTE enabled Apple devices is this new iPad!

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The iPad still gets great battery life, but using 4G will eat it up a bit faster.

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The price will remain exactly where it is. It will cost you $499 for the base model, and it goes up from there for SSD space, with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models remaining.

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Want more coverage from the iPad 3 announcement today? Check out our iPad 3 Event page.

Source: GDGT

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