Three main announcements that Apple made during the San Francisco event of Wednesday were the release of new iPad, which was of course the most important one, the release of updated version of Apple TV and a new version of iOS. This version of iPad would have no number or letter with it and would only be called iPad, which might seem a bit odd since we already have iPad 2 but then again, technical specs are more important than name itself and on this front this new device is pretty sound. The prefix “new” has been added just to distinguish this device from the previous versions since Apple would not terminate the sale of the previous versions, according to the official announcement. In an impressive move, Apple has also drastically reduced the price of the previous version of iPad, bringing it down to $399 from $499. So if your budget doesn’t allow you to purchase the latest model of the device, you can buy iPad 2 at a much lower price. Since the inception of the concept of tablet computers, Apple has been doing extremely well and according to Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, the company has sold more number of iPads than the computers sold by any other manufacturer in the world. This, on one hand, depicts the popularity of tablet computers and, on the other, shows the fame of iPads. In a sense, this is a post-PC revolution that has given an entirely new meaning to portable computing.
There were a lot of rumors and wild expectations from this version of iPad and to be perfectly honest, many of them have remained entirely unfulfilled. But still, we would see some very interesting hardware and software features on this model of the device. The expectations that were not fulfilled include the voice operated digital assistant known as Siri, changes in the physical structure of the device, support for NFC technology, and capability of wireless charging. But we do have high resolution displays and more importantly, support for the LTE technology. The new display, having more than 3.1 million pixels, would particularly be a delight to use, both during normal browsing and video watching. We have a faster processor and we also have improved cellular networking capabilities in this device. Overall, Apple has delivered a device which, although not perfect, deserves a lot of appreciation.