Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with several executives including Phil Schiller, Today announced the next generation iPad, with a lot of advanced features including new processor, better cameras and resolution retina display.


Apple has updated the processor chipset in the new gen iPad to the A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip. Apple even claims its newest sliver of silicon can deliver four times the performance of a Tegra 3 chipset. 

Retina Display

Apple has updated the iPad Display to a brand new Retina display, a 9.7-inch screen with 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536px setup delivering 264ppi.


 The new iPad is has 21Mbps HSPA+ along with LTE radio capable of 73Mbps downrate.


Well not full Siri, but Siri Dictation comes to the new iPad.


Apple Claims a 10 hour battery with the new iPad aswell, 9 hours with LTE usage.

5 MP camera

The new iPad also has a 5 MP Camera at the back with backside-illuminated sensor, five-element autofocus lens with IR filter and captures video at 1080p with image stabilization. The ISP (Image Signal Processor) has been built right into the new A5X chip for better performance.


 The price remains same at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model and scaling up to $829 for the 64GB version with 4G. Expect a difference of atleast least 100$ when it finally comes to India.


The new iPad will go on sale March 16th 2012.