Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Resolutionary" iPad Finally Unveiled, Comes With LTE Goodness

The new iPad. That's the name of Apple's next generation tablet. Not the iPad 2S, iPad 3, or iPad HD. It was finally announced just earlier this morning at Apple's Special Event at San Francisco.

New 3rd Generation iPad Specifications and Features
9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina™ screen display with 2048x1536 screen resolution @ 264 PPI
5 Megapixels iSight® camera with advanced optics, VGA front-facing camera
1080p Full HD video recording @ 30 fps
Apple A5X dual-core processor
Quad-core graphics processor
Bluetooth 4.0
HSPA+ up to 21.1 Mbps and DC-HSPA up to 84 Mbps
42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

The new iPad will be available on March 16th in US, as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands.

New 3rd Generation iPad Pricing
16GB WiFi - $499 - P23,990
32GB WiFi - $599 - P28,990
64GB WiFi - $699 - P33,990

16GB WiFi + 4G - $629 - P30,990
32GB WiFi + 4G - $729 - P35,990
64GB WiFi + 4G - $829 - P40,990

Thew new iPad will be also available at the end of March on Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Release dates for the Philippines is still not yet available, although the pricing scheme should remain the same.

Meanwhile, iPad 2 SRP has already dropped by P5,000 for the WiFi models and P6,000 for the WiFi + 3G models at the Apple Store Online.

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what is your conversion unit to Philippine peso? Is the 23,990 just the Ipad 3 itself? no taxes yet?

It has been the starting price of iPads here for the past 2 years, taxes included.

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