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.