March 8, 2012

Apple announce new HD iPad 3

Written By Martin Sandhu

Apple yesterday launched its latest version of it’s iPad which features a full HD screen with 3.1 million pixels and a new supercharged processer which is 4x as fast as the iPad 2.

The device will be available on March 16th and priced from £399.00 – £659.00, which is the same price range Apple launched the iPad 2 over a year ago.

The main features of the iPad (not named iPad 3 for some reason) are:

  • Retina display, 5 megapixel camera and 4G LTE capability.
  • Screen is sharper than most 40-inch living room televisions.
  • Latest version powered by high-speed A5x chip.
  • Apple boasts picture resolution so crisp that words will appear sharper than words in print.


The increased screen resolution from 1024 x 768 pixels to 2048 x 1536 pixels means the the new iPad has a new stunning retina display – as on the iPhone 4 and 4S. This means you can’t distinguish individual pixels and the resolution is a stunning 264ppi in sharpness.

Current apps for the iPad will look slightly blurred in appearance on the new iPad and most apps will require a simple front end upgrade to allow for the extra pixels and to give apps the beyond HD appearance.

You can find out further information on the new iPad at the Apple website.