Apple just announced the "new iPad," the third generation of its line of tablets. The new, simpler name belies an power set of features, including a Retina display, LTE, and a A5X processor with quad-core graphics capabilities. We've rounded up the big stories and the important details right here.
We see how the A5X chip handles the demands of Retina-level resolution
Anandtech reports that the $399 iPad 2 features a new 32nm processor that brings significant improvements in battery life.
Sweden's consumer protection agency has said it is considering whether to investigate misleading advertising of the new iPad as a 4G device in Sweden despite the fact that it does not work on the country's 4G network. A UK agency has also said that it is currently assessing complaints over the same thing.
In the wake of complaints that it misled Australian customers by advertising the new iPad with 4G capability when it isn't compatible with Australia's LTE networks, Apple has reportedly agreed to refund the purchase price for any users misled by its marketing.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking action against Apple's misleading advertising of the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G in countries where it's not actually able to offer any local 4G connectivity.
The new iPad goes on sale in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden
Apple has updated its iTunes Movie Trailers app for the new iPad's Retina display, and it appears to support playback in 1080p resolution.
A manufacturing change in the new iPad appears to have broken compatibility with certain first and third-party Smart Covers.
Dutch website Tweakers.net has taken an infrared camera to the new iPad and revealed that it runs at up to 18 percent hotter than the iPad 2 when running the GLBenchmark.
Tim Cook has just delivered the first news regarding sales performance of Apple's new iPad for 2012: it's broken the company's previous sales records and the entire team is "thrilled with it."
Designer and developer Lukas Mathis put the new iPad's Retina Display under the microscope to see just how good the display's pixel density really is, and how it compares to several popular — and not-so-popular — tablets on the market.
If you happen to have an AT&T micro-SIM card laying around, you can use it in your new Verizon iPad to hop onto AT&T's 3G network.
A roundup of apps that have been updated to support the new iPad's Retina Display.
We knew it was coming, but iFixit has finally received a shiny new iPad (with LTE) to dissect.
We round up five of the best places to trade in your iPad 2.
We've just confirmed that although the new iPad has incredibly fast download and upload speeds over LTE, Apple is still restricting FaceTime video chat over cellular networks. As you can see in the vexing screenshot above, attempting to initiate a FaceTime call over LTE fails out with a message exhorting you to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
With a breathtaking display and big hardware upgrades, does the tablet king retain its crown?
A Vietnamese site has taken a look at the iLife and iWork suite on the new iPad, and noticed that the new apps are much larger than their predecessors.
So, you've decided to purchase the new iPad. You've weighed all the important decisions: storage capacity, Wi-Fi only or LTE, which carrier to throw your lot in with, and — most importantly — white or black. Now you just need to plot your strategy for getting your hands on this highly-coveted new device. Fortunately for you, we've put together this helpful guide to where you can get your hands on Apple's latest tablet.
If you're planning to line up this Friday morning to get your hands on the new iPad, Apple has just announced its stores will be open at 8AM local time this March 16th.
Apple is believed to be using SHA pixel design technology in its new iPad, with panels manufactured by Sharp, Samsung or LG.
In what is becoming an iOS ritual, Apple has sold out of iPad pre-orders for launch-day delivery, with current orders listing an expected March 19th ship date.
Apple has confirmed that international versions of the new iPad with 3G service will operate on AT&T's LTE network.
Some Europeans are being told that their new iPad won't ship in time for March 16th delivery.