Apple unveiled its new iPad today and by all breathy press accounts, it's a wonder.
"At its event in San Francisco Wednesday announcing the new product, Apple said that its latest tablet will operate on 4G LTE networks from Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bell and Telus. There will be two versions of the LTE version of the new iPad in the U.S. One will be for Verizon Wireless, which has the largest 4G LTE network to date, with more than 200 million potential customers covered. The other version will be for AT&T's LTE network, which covers just over 70 million potential customers today."
TechCrunch offers a close-up view of one of the new tablets to check the retina display attributes, though its writer concluded that "the main fact I ascertained is that having my hands on the new iPad was a lot like having my hands on the old iPad."
Time's Techland writes:
"Apple today announced its newest iPad, with a 2048-by-1536-pixel “Retina” display as the featured attraction. And it’s simply called the new “iPad,” not the iPad 3 or iPad HD as rumored. This year’s iPad update is mostly about speeds and feeds–raw hardware power, that is–in a device that otherwise looks similar to last year’s iPad 2. (It’s actually a bit thicker and heavier, at 0.37 inches and 1.4 pounds compared to the iPad 2′s .34 inches and 1.33 pounds.)"
Apple's iPad product page notes:
"Pick up the new iPad and suddenly, it’s clear. You’re actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. To make that hands-on experience even better, we made the fundamental elements of iPad better — the display, the camera, the wireless connection. All of which makes the new, third-generation iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined."
"Really really fast is your only option. The new iPad supports fast cellular networks the world over — up to 4G LTE.2 So you can browse the web, stream content, or download a movie at blazing-fast speeds. It also works on GSM/UMTS worldwide network technologies including HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA — the fastest 3G networks out there."
The new iPad will launch on March 16th in the US, Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan, and will be available in black or white. It all sounds great to take advantage of those fast 4G networks out there. If you want to see where Verizon's 4GLTE wireless points are across the US, check the yellow dots on this map. All the red is 3G.
image courtesy of Verizon and phonedog
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