Today was the big day for the announcement of the a new iPad 3 release. It comes with a with a stunning new HD display and the ability to connect at high speed over 4G broadband networks.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage Wednesday in San Francisco to demonstrate the new iPad 3 at an invitation-only event. It was for a minute a wave a sadness to be reminded that Steve Jobs was no longer with us.
Tim Cook told the crowd of iPad fans:
“In many ways the iPad is reinventing portable computing, and it’s outstripping the wildest of predictions,”
The iPad 3 will have a high-resolution “retina” display and connect to 4G LTE services that are offered by carriers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless. The tablet will also have a five megapixel camera.
The iPad 3 will start at $499 for Wi-Fi only models which is the same price point as previous models like the iPad 1 and iPad 2. The iPad 3 4G models will start at $629, but that does not include the optional wireless-service plans.
The iPad 3 will be available starting on March 16 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France and Germany. I can’t wait to go stand in line and grab one of these.