Apple announced the all-new iPad in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. No not the iPad 3, just the new iPad. The 4G LTE model features amazing new advancements and is priced relatively fair. A demonstration today allowed onlookers to see the sharper, faster iPad with impeccable imagery, extended battery life, and of course the 4G upgrade. Slated to hit stores on March 16 stateside, expect the new iPad to dominate the marketplace and further cement Apple as the leader in tablet innovation.
Boasting a 9.7 inch retina and a 5 megapixel iSight camera, the new iPad also boast a 1080p video recorder. The camera has seen substantial upgrades in the built-in video stabilization, autofocus, and a hybrid IR Filter. Weighing a mere 1.4 pounds and only 9.4 mm thick, the much lighter device will be available on Friday, March 16th stateside, as well as in other major markets in both black and white. Pre-orders for Wi-Fi only models start today at $499 for 16GB, $599 FPR 32 GB and $699 for 64GB. 4G models go for $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32 GB and $829 for 64 GB. iPad 2 models will now cost $399 for Wi-Fi and $529 for 3G. Both AT&T and Verizon are carriers in the US while Bell, Telus and Rodgers carry in Canada.