Apple has unveiled a powerful new iPad that features a 2048 x 1536 retina display, an A5X quad core chip, 4G LTE and the same price points as the previous version: $499 at the low end, $829 at the high.
But the name remains the same: No ‘iPad HD,” no “iPad 3.”
The battery has a life of nine hours on 4G, and 10 hours during regular use. It’s got a voice-detection system, though it’s not Siri.
Details of the 4G: 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps. Carriers in the U.S. will be Verizon LTE and AT&T LTE. The device also offers HD video recording. At 1.4 pounds, it weighs slightly more than the previous iPad.
Company executives also introduced a new Apple TV set top box. Said Wired:
New UI, 1080p resolution. It’s sharper easier to read, movie posters are much larger for purchase and rent TV shows the day after they are, iTunes match gives you access to music library thanks to iCloud. You still get access to content from computer through the Apple TV.