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Meet the new iPad

March 7, 2012: 1:43 PM ET

Here are the specs of the new device Apple (AAPL) unveiled on Wednesday

Phil Schiller with the new iPad. Photo: The Verge

  • Retina Display: 2048 by 1536 pixels 3.1 million pixels
  • 44% greater saturation
  • Dual core A5X CPU
  • With quad core graphics
  • 5 megapixel iSight camera
  • 5-element lens
  • Hybrid infrared filter
  • Apple-designed ISP
  • Video recording at 1080p
  • Voice dictation
  • HSPA+ with a max downlink of 21 Mbps,
  • Dual carrier HSDPA with a max of 42 Mbps
  • LTE (yes!) with a max of 73 Mbps download
  • 10 hours battery life (9 on 4G)
  • 9.4mm thick, Weighs 1.4lbs
  • Starts at $499 for Wi-Fi only (same as iPad 2)
  • Starts at $649 for 3G + LTE (for Verizon and AT&T in U.S)
  • Available March 16 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands
  • One week later, 25 more countries
  • Black or white
  • Pre-orders start today
  • iWork and iLife get free updates (iPhoto particularly impressive)
  • iPad 2 reduced to starting price of $399 for 16GB ($529 with 3G)
  • Runs iOS 5.1
  • Brings Siri to Japan

Also, new for Apple TV:

  • Support for 1080p
  • Movies via iCloud
  • A new, more iOS-like interface

Apple's press release is available here.

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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