Apple’s reveal event last week saw the launch of the new 4G LTE iPad 3 to be available on March 16th. This is sure to continue the steady stream of iPad sales, as CEO Tim Cook reported that 15.4 million iPads were sold in 2011 Q4 alone.
The new iPad 3 will have a series of new features that will appeal to the inner techie in all of us:
- The LTE device will work with AT&T and Verizon in the U.S., and Bell, Telus and Rogers in Canada.
- The pricing breaks down as follows: 16GB Wi-Fi ($499), 32GB Wi-Fi ($599) and 64GB ($699). The iPad with LTE prices are 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729) and 64GB ($829).
- The iPad will have 10 hours of battery life, and 9 hours on 4G.
- The iPad will also feature a retina display with 2048 x 1536 pixels, and 264 pixels for each inch.
- It will include 44% greater saturation and A5x quad-core graphics.
- The rear facing camera is now 5 megapixels, equivalent to the iPhone 4S.
With the faster processor and the 4G capability, the movie and video streaming should be excellent, as well as game play. The higher resolution will be a nicely added touch as well, but the question remains: Will these upgrades benefit a business?
For some, just having a new iPad released will warrant an upgrade. For others, the upgrade from Apple will warrant a new purchase. We, at JASE, however, try to keep a level head, and not get caught up in all the hype. From a business application standpoint, we have to ask if this new iPad will bring anything to the table that the other two iPads do not.
What do you think of the iPad 3? For businesses, is it worth the upgrade? Tweet us @jasegroup and let us know what you think. As always, please feel free to share this article with friends.
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