Availability: Pre-orders begin today. On sale March 16.
Price: Retains pricing for the iPad 2. The iPad 2 will soldier on starting at $399.
The new iPad:
$499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model
$599 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model
$699 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model
$629 for the 16GB 4G model
$729 for the 32GB 4G model
$829 for the 64GB 4G model
Appearance & dimensions: It looks familiar. Comes in black or white. It is 9.4mm thick and weighs 1.5 pounds -slightly beefier than the iPad 2's 8.8mm and 1.35 pounds.
Processor: Powered by a A5X dual-core. No specifics on speed yet.
Display: The resolution is bumped to retina display specifications at 2048 x 1536 pixels
Connectivity: 3G, HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps and LTE for up to 72Mbps.
Camera: Rear-facing 5MP iSight camera with the optics system from the iPhone 4S. HD video recording now in 1080p resolution. Built-in stabilization, auto-exposure, auto-focus, auto-face detection, and AF-lock. Facetime camera on the front.
Battery: Retains the same battery life as the iPad 2. Up to 10 hours of browsing over Wi-Fi and 9 hours over 4G.
A new button at the bottom of the keyboard adds voice dictation.
iPhoto for the iPad edits photos, adds effects, and share images device-to-device.
iWork and GarageBand get updates.