The wait's over - Apple has finally launched the iPad 3. Read on for more about the new iPad and how it compares to the iPad 2, and for our thoughts on how Apple's latest offering might come to change how we use t'internet. "We are taking it to a whole new level and redefining the category that Apple created with the original iPad." Tim Cook, Apple CEO.
Introducing the new iPad - or is that the iPad 3D?It was one of the most hotly anticipated launches of the year, but last night Apple finally launched the iPad 3 - which is four times faster than the iPad 2, has 3D capability, a shaper screen picture than most HD TVs, a 5 megapixel camera and more. Surprisingly, Apple isn't too keen on calling it the iPad 3 and has been calling it "the new iPad" or the "iPad 4G" instead.
The iPad 3 vs. the iPad 2We were all expecting big things from the iPad 3 - especially as its specs are surely a hint at what's likely to come with the iPhone 5. And while the new iPad yesterday launched to applause from tech critics gathered at special Apple events in London and California, some critics have been left a little disappointed and have said the iPad 3 isn't really that much different from the iPad 2. We thought we'd leave you to make up your own mind on that front, but here are some specs to get you started…
• Screen Size: iPad 2: 9.7 inches iPad 3: 9.7 inches • Weight: iPad 2: 601g iPad 3: 653g • Depth: iPad 2: 8.8mm iPad 3: 9.4mm • Screen Res: iPad 2: 1024x768 iPad 3: 2048x1536 • Processor: iPad 2: 1 Ghz A5 iPad 3: 1 Ghz A5X • Storage: iPad 2: 16 - 64 GB iPad 3: 16 - 64 GB • Camera: iPad 2: 720 p iPad 3: 1080p