The new iPad has a new Retina display, A5X processor, 5-megapixel camera, 4G mobile broadband among other features. The brand new iPad is responsible for the apple ipad 2 to witness a significant price drop (more of that below).

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The next generation iPad was released on March 7th, 2012 at a special event in the Yerba Buena Center for that Arts in Bay area. This is actually the same venue that Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPad 2 in March 2011. The new Apple iPad has great new features and therefore will raise the competition within the already competitive tablet market. Here is a brief take a look at a number of the tablet’s features.

Improved Retina Display

Named PC features an improved version of Retina display than that found on the Ipad 2. This gives the unit a crisp clear HD display along with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 compared to a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 found on the 2nd generation iPad.

A5X Processor

The unit has a processor update from the current A5 towards the new A5X. The new A5X processor has a quad-core GPU but a dual-core CPU. The new iPad is thus not a true quad-core tablet once we had anticipated. However, the maker says the new processor is two times as Nvidia’s new quad-core processor (Tegra 3 ), available on a number of top Android tablet pc’s.

Cameras

The iPad 2 received lots of bad reviews due to the poor cameras that are unable to produce satisfying video and still shots. Using the latest Apple tablet, you can now take quality video and still shots, because it has 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording quality of 30 frames per second. The optics around the back are bigger allowing more light in to the picture,

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Operating-system

The tablet comes with an operating-system update in the current iOS 5 to a new iOS 5.1. The brand new operating system is sleek and simple to use and brings iCloud streaming for movies. iPhoto continues to be delivered to the iPad and supports a max resolution of 19-megapixel, providing you with pin sharp images. iWorks and iLife have obtained a boost to take advantage of the new Retina display.

Connectivity

On the wireless front the new iPad offers support for every wireless standard you can possibly imagine including Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 4G special broadband, and Bluetooth 4.0. The unit supports AirPlay mirroring as much as 1080p on the new Apple TV.

For those of you who wanted to purchase an iPad 2, but were not able because of the high price. The development of the next generation iPad should be a welcome move, as it is responsible for the iPad 2 prices to be came by $100.

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