Although there aren’t grand changes in the structure and design of the latest version of Apple’s iPad, we do see some enhancements in the functionality. For example the resolution of the display has been considerably improved and the wireless connection is also faster. So there aren’t any grand changes, but then again, Apple does not really need to undertake drastic changes to attract new customers and the brand name itself has proven to be quite sufficient over the years.
In the iPad announcement event, Apple said that the sale of the new iPad would start from March 16th and you can buy iPad 3 at prices starting with $499. The price is same compared to the previous versions of iPad. Another noteworthy announcement that Apple made was decrease in the price of the previous model of iPad, which was brought down to $399 from $499. This move shows that Apple intends to retain its market dominance in face of increasing competition. Finally, Apple also displayed a new version of Apple TV which would stream high definition videos in 1080p format.
Interestingly, there is not any number or letter with the name of the new version of iPad and it is simply known as iPad. The name of the device was particularly source of lot of rumors but none of them proved to be accurate. iPad happens to be the main source of revenue generation for Apple and according to the present CEO of the company Tim Cook, during the last quarter Apple sold iPads more than the personal computers developed by any other manufacturer. Today, there is no doubt in the accuracy of the opinion that Apple has totally transformed the concept of portable computing.
From the physical structure, there is hard to differentiate this version of iPad from the previous versions, even though it is slightly heavier and thicker than the last one. Besides, the display of this iPad is remarkable, having more than 3.1 million pixels which are four times more than iPad 2. Good news is that this iPad does have support for LTE technology which was a source of lot of speculation. A little disappointment would be the absence of Siri, the voice operated digital assistant found on iPhone 4S. Overall, the functionality and features of iPad seem to be quite impressive and the price is also reasonable so it seems that the fame of Apple tablet would be retained.