Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently unveiled the new iPad in San Francisco. Before this, there were certainly a number of rumours circulating in the internet. Now that the iPad 2’s successor has gone official, there are definitely a number of features that didn’t find its way on the new slate.
First of all, there were a number of names we thought the new iPad would be launched as. Initially, everyone thought the next generation iPad would be named the iPad 3. But since the device was expected to sport a retina display, it made sense for Apple to name it the iPad HD. Then there were rumours suggesting that the new slate would sport minor upgrades just like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, which led some to believe that it would be named the iPad 2S. However, Apple surprised us all and named it the ‘new iPad’, plain and simple.
Another rumour claimed that the new iPad would sport an 8 megapixel camera just like the iPhone 4S. However, the new tablet only came with a 5 megapixel camera. This may be disappointing, but at least it can record videos at 1080p.
Many thought the new iPad would come packed with the quad-core A6 chip. Instead, it packs a dual-core A5X chip. Although not a quad-core processor, it does sport “quad-core graphics”.
Other than what we didn’t get, we still got an iPad rocking a retina display, which is the new iPad’s biggest selling point.
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