Announcing Apple's 4G LTE iPad (photos)

CNET brings you photos fresh from Apple's third-generation iPad launch event, including images of Apple's new iPad and the next wave of gaming.

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'The new iPad'

Apple's next-generation iPad, literally called "the new iPad," features optional 4G LTE, a Retina Display, a faster processor, and a 5-megapixel camera. Read our First Take on Apple's new iPad.
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A closer look

We'll be getting our own hands-on photos with the device, but in the meantime, enjoy these.
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The third-generation iPad comes in black and white.
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'The new iPad'

What, Apple, no "iPad 3"?
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iPad 2 vs. 'new iPad'

The Wi-Fi version will cost $499.99, $599.99, and $699.99 for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. It'll launch March 16, but preorders start today.
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March 16 is the day

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Retina Display

The new iPad will feature a Retina Display with a 2,048x1,536-pixel resolution. That's 3.1 million pixels on the new iPad, or 264 pixels per inch.
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5-megapixel camera

The next iPad comes with a 5-megapixel camera with backside illumination, autoexposure, and autofocus. There's also auto face detection. It includes 1080p HD video recording, just like on the iPhone 4S.
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Hot spot

You can use the new iPad as a portable hot spot.
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Expanded battery life

Apple once again offers 10 hours of battery life, with 9 hours on 4G LTE.
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Sketchbook Ink app

A demo of SketchBook Ink, a new drawing app for line art. You can zoom in and out and it's resolution independent. That means you can work on and export art that's 100 megapixels in size. That app is available in April, exclusively for iOS.
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Quad-core gaming...sort of

Infinity Blade is one of the games that will enjoy the blazing speeds that Apple promises with the iPad's souped-up processor. (Psst, the processor has a dual-core CPU, with a quad-core GPU for gaming.)
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All three of the iOS iWork apps were updated, adding several new features to each part of the productivity suite. Read our story on the new iWork apps updated .
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The updated version of GarageBand is getting "smart strings," a note editor, iCloud integration, and sharing. Read our First Take on GarageBand here.
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Apple introduces the Photostream feature from iCloud, which supports 1080p HD photos and videos. A new Apple TV is also on the horizon. It'll cost $99 and be available on March 16, but preorders start today.
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iPad finally gets iPhoto! The app includes multitouch editing and photo beaming from device to device. It'll cost $4.99, starting today.
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A closer look at iPhoto

There are a ton of effects and filters.
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Finding similar photos

iPhoto can find similar photos for you when you double-tap an image, although it's not clear yet as to what it's going to consider similar.
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The iMovie update lets you shoot movie trailers, and you can now shoot 1080p video right on the device, then plug the video right into the app.
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Enter Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage to kick off the event. "In many ways the iPad is reinventing portable computing, and it's outstripping the wildest of predictions," he said.
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Pwning it

Apple sold more iPads in a quarter than PCs combined, according to Apple's numbers.

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