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New iPad goes to 'whole new level'

Technology giant Apple has unveiled a new iPad that it said will take tablet computers to "a whole new level".

The computer will have higher resolution than ever before, a video recorder and a five megapixel camera with auto focus and auto exposure.

It will also have "voice dictation" which allows people to dictate straight to their computer rather than type.

Apple said the "retina display", which uses 3.1 million pixels on the 9.7 inch display screen, would have "the highest resolution display ever on a mobile device".

Another feature is a high speed 4G wireless network which will allow users to download pictures and films quicker than before.

Speaking via a video link from California, the company's CEO Tim Cook said: "It is amazing, we're taking it to a whole new level".

The tablet, which weighs 1.4lbs, will go on sale in the UK on March 16 for between £399 and £659.

Mr Cook said: "We think that iPad is the poster child of the post PC world. The momentum behind iPad has been incredible and surprised nearly everyone".

Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, said the "retina display" technology would mean users would "see graphics and text sharper than you could imagine. Just beautiful".

Journalists at the event were shown examples of apps developed for the new iPad, which will have a 10-hour battery life, including photo editing software and games that use its enhanced display.


From Belfast Telegraph