Not the iPad3, but the “new iPad”

A couple of days ago, Apple’s Tim Cook has announced the coming of the “new iPad”—the name obviously veered away from what consumers expect as the “iPad 3” name.

The obviousness of it just makes sense. Because in the tech world, new products and upgrades come out very often and I don’t think Apple would want to have new releases having “iPad4,” “iPad5,” iPad6” nomenclatures–until you reach “iPad100”? Really ridiculous. So might as well stick to the iPad and just say it’s the “new iPad.”

The term “new” to describe the iPad refers to improvements over the last iPad or known as the iPad2.

Apple’s website says roughly about four improvements:

• Breakthrough retina display

• 5MP iSight camera

• iLife and iWork for iPad

• Ultrafast 4G LTE

The new iPad’s display is now four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV. The Retina display on the new iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44 percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1 million pixels — in the same 9.7-inch space.

the 5-megapixel iSight camera features advanced optics, a backside illumination sensor, auto white balance, and face detection. It can also record 1080p video.

iLife and iWork apps are new additions to complete the iLife family for the iPad, which previously included only GarageBand and iMovie.

The new iPad is now designed to feature both Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity.

By the way, Yugatech website ( says prices of the old iPad 2 have been slashed with P5,000 to P6,000 on the Apple online store.