The new iPads
will kick off a planned year of several major new hardware launches for the Cupertino, California-based technology giant.
But right now, what could be biggest news this time is that the new iPads
now support the Apple Pencil.
Apple's biggest problem with its iPad
range is that the tablets are so good it's hard to find a truly compelling reason to upgrade with each new iteration.
Rumours of the iPad
Pro have been swirling for quite a while now.
feature the Retina display, A7 chip, 5MP iSight camera, FaceTime HD
8 ( ANI ): Apple's recently launched iPad
Air, touted to be thinner and faster is reportedly outpacing the iPad
4, new data has revealed.
These new iPads
feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.
Apple's secrecy notwithstanding, glimpses of the revamped iPads
have been showing up in videos posted on the Internet, including on websites that provided early -- and accurate -- peeks at the new iPhones Apple rolled out last month.
Like other iPads
, the on/off switch is located on top toward the right, while on the upper right side is a user-configurable mute/rotate-lock switch, as well as volume up and down keys.
Apple has launched the iPad
2, the next generation of its device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks etc.
In a statement on Apple's website, the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller spoke on how excited the company was to be dropping these new iPads
. He said, "iPad
continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds."