There was a lot of speculation going about a new iPad release for the past few weeks. If you haven't seen online, there have been many different design concepts as to what the new iPad 3 might look like. But after today's keynote it wasn't really about the exterior design of the iPad but more rather the interior components. Which means yes the design is still the same based on looks and dimensions.
The important aspect to look at is that finally the iPad has received the eagerly anticipated retina display which is 2048 x 1536 resolution, a new A5X quad core processor, as if dual core wasn't fast enough. Get ready to run even more intensive games at a faster speed. The camera is now a 5mp camera and features 1080p HD recording as opposed to 720p, alongside it has now the capability to run Siri and hosts compatibility of 4G network carriers. Despite having such a boost interior wise the battery life is still stellar at 10 hours on the Wi-Fi model and 9 hours on 4G.
The iPad 3 or as Apple likes to call right now the "iPad" will run you the same amount as the previous iPad 2 and will be expected to start shipping March 16th.
For all those keen owners who want to get their hands on the previous generation iPad 2 for cheap, can pick one up while supplies last for $100 below the original price.