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The new iPad announced

Apple’s New iPad. It’s official. No iPad 2S, no iPad 3, no iPad HD… so far it’s just The New iPad. Coming with a 9.7-inch screen that boasts an eye-melting resolution of 2074×1536 (264 PPI) the new iPad has had the gigantic lift in pixels we’ve been hoping for.

As predicted in the magical pre-reveal earlier in the week the new Apple iPad is slightly thicker than the original iPad 2. Dimensions for the iPad 3 HD measure up at 9.4mm.

There’s Apple’s A5X chip inside to be precise – with quad-core graphics – so it should rip through games and HD video as fast as you like with exclusive titles from Namco announced.

“We needed even more horsepower for the new iPad and its Retina Display, so we created the A5X chip. What’s the x for? Quad-core graphics.” With the demonstrations of Infinity Blade Dungeons and Sky Gamblers Air supremacy looking mighty impressive, we can’t wait to get our hands on one. Apple say it makes Tegra 3 look like a pussy cat, we’ll give you our verdict as soon as we get a unit in to test but our first impressions are good.

With no siri landing on the The new iPad, it will however transcribe your speech to text – PAs the world over are shaking in their boots. It does this by with Google Android-esque microphone symbol in the bottom left side of the keyboard – lets hope it works!

Only US prices have been announced so far, but we’re familiar enough now with the drill; the 16GB Wi-Fi only edition of the new iPad will cost £399, the 32GB-er will cost £479 and £559 will get you the full-sized 64GB version.

3G and Wi-Fi prices therefore can be expected to tally with what we’ve seen before; £499, £579 and £659 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions of the new Apple iPad.

This article will get updated should the name change, but as it stands, we’ve we’re mid-way through finding out about “The new iPad” and on this page is what we know. Watch this space for more.

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