Apple Inc. has given the latest version of its iPad tablet several new features but no new name. And in a move that could prove useful for schools, the company will continue selling the older iPad 2 model, but at a reduced price.
When it goes on sale next week in the U.S. and several other countries, the latest version of the iPad will simply be “the iPad” or perhaps “the new iPad”—not “iPad 3” or “iPad HD,” as some had speculated.
The new iPad, unveiled March 7, comes with improvements that might not be readily apparent to the casual observer. It has, as expected, a sharper screen, driven by a faster processing chip that acts as the “brains” of the device. What was more surprising was that the new features mean the tablet computer will be slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, because it needs a larger battery to power the high-resolution screen.…Read More