Still interested? Getting a new iPad on Friday won't be easy, but it can be done. Here's what you need to know before you head out the door.
New iPad Basics
The new iPad has a "retina" display with four times as many pixels as the iPad 2. Its A5X chip has the same dual-core processor as its predecessor, but it's got a quad-core graphics processor and, according to reports, 1GB of RAM. The rear-facing camera is now 5 megapixels, and features image stabilization, face detection, and auto-focus.
The design is a bit thicker and heavier than last year's iPad, but otherwise looks the same. Prices are the same as previous years: starting at $500 for a 16GB, Wi-Fi only model, and starting at $630 for a 16GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (from AT&T or Verizon) model. with Apple's new tablet.
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