MagazineMar 17, 2012
The New iPad: In stores now
The latest version of Apple’s iPad, the genre-defining tablet computer that has outperformed virtually everyone’s expectations since first released in 2010, went on sale Friday. The new 9.7-inch display screen features a “retina display” of 2047 by 1536 pixels, compared with the iPad 2's 1024 by 768 pixels. It will have a a 5-megapixel camera, representing a significant leap from the current iPad’s lens. It also went on sale Friday in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Apple diehards in Asia were among the first to sample the new product. In Tokyo, about 400 people lined up at an Apple store, where the first wave of buyers were raving about the beautiful high definition screen. Apple’s No. 1 fan, co-founder Steve Wozniak, has made a habit of joining the throngs. In October, he was first in line at his local Apple store in Los Gatos, California, to get an iPhone 4S, and he lined up at a store in Los Angeles where he was giving a speech, at about 2 p.m. Thursday for Friday’s rollout. Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook and Twitter or join our Flickr Group.