As expected, Apple announced “the new iPad” today (not “iPad 3” or “iPad HD,” at least not yet according to Apple’s site). It’s packing a Retina Display (2048 x 1536 resolution), 5MP iSight camera on the back, and LTE data for some crazy mobile broadband speeds—if you’re in an area that has LTE, of course.
Apple also revealed some interesting details today too. Since it also announced iPhoto for iOS, it’s now using the “iLife” name to describe its iPad media creation apps which include GarageBand and iMovie. Speaking of those two, they both got upgrades with some new features and iCloud sync support.
Then there’s the new Apple TV, which now supports full 1080p content and has a new, more colorful interface that looks easier to use.
The apps are available today, while iPad and Apple TV pre-orders start today and ship on March 16.