Tim Cook took the stage today in San Francisco and quickly worked through a number of stats, finally introducing Japanese Siri and then the new upgraded Apple TV. However, that was not the highlight. The iPad 3 came up on the screen, sleeker, and smoother, with Retina Display and Quad Core Graphics with the Apple 5X CPU. The machine comes with a 5 megapixel camera and has 1080P Video Recording. It has standard voice dictation and is 4G LTE next generation wireless. Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus, and AT&T will all be LTE partners. All of the new iPads will come with 3G so they will work globally.
The iPad 3 can also now act as a hotspot for your wireless devices. The battery life on the new iPad will be 10 hours and 9 hours for 4G LTE The Ipad 3 will come in 3 models: 16gb, 32gb, and 64gb with the pricing at $499/$599/$699 unless you want 4G and then it is $629/$729/$829.
The new iPad 3 will be available on 16 March in the main countries including Japan and then additional countries on March 23rd. The iPad 2 will continue to be available for $399 for the 16gb model. Wi-Fi + 3G will be $529.