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Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

It isn't called the iPad 3, or even the iPad HD, like we thought. Apple's third-generation tablet is just officially known as the "new" iPad. We got our hands on the new device at Apple's launch event in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Here's our First Take.
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Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

The new iPad is all about the screen, with a Retina Display that features 2,048x1,536 pixels. Starting March 16, it'll cost $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, with 4G LTE versions for Verizon and AT&T starting at $629. Preorders are open today.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Physically, the new iPad is relatively unchanged. Its glass and aluminum build remains 9.5 inches tall and 7.31 inches wide, though it now measures 0.37 inch thick and weighs 1.5 pounds.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

The 5-megapixel camera features a backside illumination sensor, autoexposure, and autofocus. There's also auto face detection. It includes 1080p HD video recording, just like on the iPhone 4S.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

There's that familiar Apple logo.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

A closer look.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

As with the iPad 2, this iPad comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Heavier than the original, the new iPad is a solid piece of personal technology.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Apple called its voice actions feature "voice dictation," not "Siri."
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

We pull up CNET to check out how all those 3.1 million pixels, or 264 pixels per inch, look. Not too shabby, Apple.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

An even closer look at the lettering crispness.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

CNET's logo on the new iPad's Retina Display.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

We can't get enough of CNET on the new iPad.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

iPhoto for iPad especially caught our interest, with its multitouch editing and filters.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

The larger form factor makes organizing and editing photos much easier than on a 3.5-inch iPhone screen.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

The busy app is chockablock with editing tools like brushes, filters, cropping, and exposure adjustments.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Icons look vibrant, detailed, and crisp on the Retina Display.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

There's iBooks, right where we left it.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Yep, the browser is still there, too.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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of 23

Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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Meet Apple's new iPad

Retina Display

Same design

Side view

Camera

Back

Controls, too

Three capacities

Weightier

No Siri?

Testing that display

Retina to retina

Logo

Once again

iPhoto

Organization

Filled with tools

Albums

Vibrant and crisp

iBooks

Safari

Google Maps

Smart Cover

The new iPad is still compatible with the Smart Cover that Apple trotted out during the iPad 2 launch, one of its most versatile accessories yet.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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