Apple Announces Latest iPad Updates

Mar 07, 2012

As is Apple's MO, the company made big waves today with the announcement of its latest iteration of the iPad.

The new iPad features a faster processor (an A5X quad-core chip) and a higher resolution screen, and will operate on the fourth-generation cellphone network technology known as LTE. In the U.S., the new iPad will work on AT&T's and Verizon's networks. On the outside, however, the new tablet will be virtually identical to the iPad 2.

The company said the new iPad would go on sale March 16, starting at a price of $499, unchanged from the last generation of iPads. Apple also says it will leave the iPad 2 on the market for $399.