The new iPad will have the following features:
- Retina Display: 2048 x 1536 for 264ppi. That is amazing but this was a feature that was rumored many times.
- A5X processor, not A6 which was previously mentioned. However, this is a dual core CPU processor not quad-core. Apple decided to stick with a dual core.
- Quad-core graphics processor. This was an unexpected upgrade. Apple is going in to make the iPad a gamers' delight. Apple claims that this GPU can deliver four times the performance of a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.
- iSight Camera. Similar to the camera on the iPhone 4S, this 5MP camera is capable of capturing 1080p video. iPhones have one of the best cameras in the smartphone market.
- Dictation/Speak-to-text. Nothing innovative as Android has had this for a long time. However, its new for Apple consumers. You can now speak instead of typing text.
- LTE/4G. Verizon and AT&T customers will enjoy the high speed. Just expect to pay for this.
- Larger battery to accommodate the LTE radio plus the Retina Display plus the quad-core GPU processor. Of course, this added weight and thickness to the iPad.
Apple will also drop the price on the iPad 2 to $399 for the 16GB WiFi model.