Apple’s New iPad

First things first: It’s not called the iPad 3. Nor is it the iPad HD. It’s just the iPad – the new iPad – and it’s landing in stores March 16 with a slew of notable improvements, though nothing so drastic as to warrant waking your up your cranky grandfather. An improved retina display that is said to be stunning, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and 4G LTE connectivity are certainly worth mentioning to anyone under 60, though. The 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution display is expected to own the throne of tablet screens, making the new 1080p streaming video from the iTunes store that much more enticing. Verizon and AT&T will sell 4G LTE versions of the new iPad, which will have a maximum download speed of 73 megabits per second. Running the show is the A5X chip with quad-core graphics. A Wi-Fi only 16GB iPad will now sell for $499, with a 32GB model going for $599 and the 64GB iPad costing $699. Choose to include 4G LTE capability, and the prices are $629, $729 and $829 respectively. Now, what’re the odds gramps will pony up that kind dough?

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