Just the same old iPad with a few improvements… ?
Apple has unveiled a new iPad with a high-definition screen.
Chief executive Tim Cook claimed to have “redefined once again the category Apple created”. Apple dominates the market but should face a fresh challenge later this year when tablets running the full Windows 8 system are expected to go on sale. Disappointment has been voiced about the lack of Siri capabilities. There are obvious improvements to the device but it is not next generational. However, if it allows the iPad 2 to be more affordable, we cannot complain at that.
Is it an iPad3 or an iPad HD? No. it’s just a “new” iPad.
Interestingly, some may have been disappointed with the lack of definitive name for the new Tablet, however there seems to be strategic thought put into this decision. The more unveiling and additions that emerge from the Apple Family only add to the confusion of the consumer. Soon it will be just an iPhone you are buying with the spec that suits you at a cost you can afford and similarly with the iPad.
What to expect from the new iPad:
- Higher resolution: 2,048 by 1,536 pixels
- Improved graphics
- Higher speed
- 5 megapixel camera sensor
- Slightly thicker (9.4mm deep)
- Cost: £399 (16GB) £659 (64GB with wifi and 4G access)
- Same battery life as predecessor
- Available in UK on the 16th March
iPad2 will now sell at a reduced price of £329.00