Apple Updates iPad & AppleTV

Apple Updates iPad & AppleTV

Apple’s highly anticipated special event took place this morning in San Francisco, CA. The rumors turned out to be true, Apple did indeed update the iPad. The new iPad looks essentially the same but includes a redesigned 5 MP camera, a higher resolution Retina display, an all-new A5x quad-core processor, and the option of 4G LTE connectivity. The price did not change. The new iPad will start at $499, just like previous models. However, Apple will continue to sell 2nd generation iPads with a $100 price drop (now $399 and up). This is certainly good news for people who coveted the iPad but couldn’t afford its $500 price tag. Along with the new iPad comes an iOS update to version 5.1.

In addition to the iPad, Apple also updated the AppleTV. Like the iPad, there were no major changes to the industrial design, but it now supports full 1080p HD video. The operating system was updated as well to include some new features and content. Fortunately, this will be a free update for existing AppleTV units. The $99 price tag did not change either. Both the iPad and AppleTV are available for pre-order today and will be in stores on March 16th. Overall, these were some pretty mild updates. Though they look promising, I still feel kind of disappointed.

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