Yes yes, the new iPad
Well, it finally showed up yesterday. The new iPad doesn’t have a name, really, beyond “new iPad”, which is only a description. Apple no longer needs to establish an identity for this product, it’s part of the collective consciousness now, so it can be named in the same way a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air is named, that is with new versions of the same established thing
As for the machine itself, what matters most is the retina display screen. 3.1 million pixels, resolution higher than the human eye can perceive. Quad core processor to run super fast and it can run on 4G LTE networks from Verizon or AT&T.
All that power supposedly doesn’t drain the battery, which can allegedly rock for 10 hours on a full charge, just like the iPad 2, the tablet that hearkens back to a simpler time when tablets had names.
The new pad is a tidge heavier and a smidge thicker so it can do all those crazy things.
One thing new iPad lacks: Siri. There is a microphone built in and a dictation program (which wasn’t demoed, I wonder how good it is) so maybe Siri gets popped in there as a late update somewhere down the road.
But really: it’s the screen that matters here. It’s going to make a huge difference for games and for movies.
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