Finally. After months of rumors and speculation, it’s finally here. Tim Cook has just unveiled the the new iPad. And though we feel like we’ve seen and heard enough about the device over the past few months to write a novel, none of that compares to the real deal.

As expected, the new iPad’s hardware has received some major upgrades. Sure, it might look similar to its predecessor. But when you take a peek under its hood, you can see that the iPad 3 is an entirely different animal…

The first feature announced for the new iPad is, of course, its Retina display. Just as suspected, the screen on Apple’s new tablet has a resolution of 2048 x 1536. Wow, that’s over a million pixels. 3.1 million total pixels to be exact.

Next up, the new iPad has an all new quad-core processor. Apple’s named it the A5X (weird). It’s 4X as fast as the popular Tegra 3 chipset, and should take iOS gaming to a whole new level.

The tablet is also packed with a new camera. The backside shooter is capable of taking 5MP pictures, and capturing full HD 1080p videos. But don’t let the 5MP part fool you, the system driving the camera is the same one Apple introduced in the iPhone 4S. So pictures should still turn out crystal clear.

And finally, as predicted, Apple has added 4G LTE technology to the new iPad — and not at the sake of battery life. The tablet will maintain its well-known 10 hour life point, and will be able to surf the web on LTE for 9 hours. Wow.

  • “Put another way, you all have an HDTV at home , 1080p — an iPad has more pixels. That’s incredible.”

  • Anonymous

    A5X processor is confirmed, quad-core graphics!

    • Anonymous

      Hype?? All of the rumours were true, there was never a radical design changed Hyped, we got the retina,quad,lte

  • awww shit

  • I really don’t want the look to change… I’d be happy if iMacs, MacBookAirs, iPads, and iPhones never changed design. I’m really happy with the form factor of all of Apple’s stuff.

    • I totally agree with you. The reason I bought an iPhone was because the design of the iPhone 4 appealed to me more then the design of the 3g or 3gs

  • niceee 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I already had an iPad 2. Guess I will wait for the iPad 4 and hopefully a newly redesigned model.

    • Siv

      I think a lot of iPad 2 users will feel your way.

  • AMAZING!!

  • Anonymous

    Apple knows how to take money from us. Just change some parts thats’ it fuck

    • Siv

      Agreed. What a letdown…

      • Emre SÜMENGEN

        What would you like them to change? I mean, internals are pretty much all changed, including the screen (which is a HUGE difference). Would you rather get a less internally changed device with a new external design???

  • Siv

    This is almost as disappointing as the iPhone 4 the 4S leap.

    So much hype for…this.

    • Emre SÜMENGEN

      I suggest that leap to everyone, who can sell their existing iPhone 4.. I have (and had) mine unlocked and just paid around 50 usd for that “disappointing” leap, which is VERY good deal for me.

  • Cloudi Windi

    5MP cam in both front and back side?

  • what it is called iPad 3 or iPad HD

  • Well i was HOPING for a Better Front cam for Skyping and Facetiming BUT…the LTE…& Faster Grapics will be cool..BUT..I’ll till Keep my iPad2 for now.

  • No home button?

  • so basically they made a big, fat, flat vita? yeah that’s innovative.

    • Emre SÜMENGEN

      LOL, that’s one of the nicest (and amazing) comments on this I’ve heard/read 🙂

      (Can’t agree though)