Apple announces HD iPad, Apple TV and iOS 5.1

Apple announces HD iPad, AppleTV and iOS 5.1. Story is breaking...

Apple announces HD iPad, AppleTV and iOS 5.1 - Jason O'Grady

Apple used its media event today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to announce high-definition (1080p) versions of the iPad, AppleTV and iOS version 5.1. Here's what we know so far:

The new iPad (Press Release)

  • Retina display
  • 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • 44% greater saturation
  • 264 ppi
  • 1M more pixels than your HDTV at home
  • held at 15" you can't see pixels
  • A5X System on a Chip (SoaC)
  • Dual-core CPU
  • Quad-core graphics
  • iSight (HD) front camera
  • 5MP rear camera (optic system from the iPhone 4S)
  • HD video recording in 1080p
  • Image stabilization
  • Voice dictation (not full Siri?)
  • 4G/LTE  (HSPA+) 73 Mbps max
  • AT&T and Verizon (one model for AT&T, one for Verizon)
  • North American LTE only
  • Personal hotspot (if carrier supported)
  • No battery life penalty on 4G (9 hours)
  • 1.4 pounds
  • $499/16GB, $599/32GB, $699/64GB (same pricing as iPad 2)
  • Pre-orders today, March 16 availability
  • Same 30-pin docking port
  • Apple is keeping the iPad 2 for $399

The new Apple TV (Press Release)
  • 1080p support
  • iTunes Match support
  • TV shows the day after they air
  • iTunes playlists from iCloud
  • Genius for recommendations
  • $99
  • pre-order today, March 16 availability

iLife for iOS (Press Release)

  • new iPhoto app
  • updated GarageBand app
  • updated iMovie app

iOS 5.1

  • Available today, rolling out to users now (Settings > General > Software Update)
  • Delete photos from Photo Stream
  • Japanese language support
  • details TBD

This story is still developing. Check back after 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET for the final details and links.

Photo: MacRumors

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