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March 07, 2012

The new iPad arrives with 2048 x 1536 display

The new Apple iPad has been officially announced with a number of features of interest to photographers, including a 2048x1536 display, quad-core graphics, dual-core CPU, 5-megapixel back-camera, 1080p video recording, a new iPhoto application that got a long demo during the Apple presentation, LTE versions for Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, and more... The prices remain the same, $500 for 16GB, $600/32GB, and $700/64GB for Wifi-only models. Add +$130 for the 3G/4G models. Still no common ports (microSD, mini-Display, etc). The name is "new iPad". Meanwhile, the previous model (16GB iPad2) has dropped from $500 to $400.

Post-game show after the announcement at the MacBreak Weekly episode recording live (as of 2:43pm NYC time) including Andy Inhanko at TWiT Live.

Summary of all the specs and announcements at CNet, Engadget, The Verge, Ars Technica, Gizmodeaux, Apple Insider, et al. Or you can find things organized nicely at Miss Techmeme.

UPDATE: Pop Photo opines on the impact of this on photographers.

The "Waiting for the Announcement" part is after the jump for the historians...

Waiting for the Announcement
With mobile devices getting more powerful and photography-related apps (capture and post-capture) increasing in popularity and features, a lot of eyes are on Apple today as they are expected to unveil the next iPad! The actual Apple event is expected to start at 1pm New York City (NYC) time, while online coverage of the announcement at around 12pm NYC time, today, March 7, 2012 (see worldclock for time-translation)

Video-wise, Apple does not usually allow live video from the actual event by journalists/media, but there will be video coverage from the outside. Just began is pre-coverage coverage at TWiT Live or you can watch it as a Google+ Hangout [LIVE!] with Leo Laporte and Apple friends. More live video coming later at Engadget and CNet Buzz Out Loud will be filming from outside the Apple.

And just like all big sporting events, there is already a 21-minute pre-game-show at Engadget to get you prepared on what to expect.

If you prefer text-based coverage, a variety of websites have setup live-blogs that will start as early as 12pm NYC time, such as Gizmodo, CNet News, The Verve, Ars Technica, Mac World, Apple Insider, 9 to 5 Mac, @MacRumorsLive, et al... Start times may vary and change...

If that's not enough, you can follow the headlines from nearly one billion Apple websites at Guy Kawasaki's Mac AllTop.

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