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The BIG Apple announcement today includes these key facts:
– Sold an astonishing 352 million iOS devices, and 62 million just last quarter.
– Siri in Japanese is part of iOS 5.1, available today.
– Now over 100 million customers on iCloud.
– Movies and TV shows in the iTunes store support 1080p HD.
– iCloud now supports movies.
– New 1080p Apple TV with a streamlined interface.
– New Apple TV retains the same price of $99 and it’s available next week.
– Sold almost 15.5 million iPads last quarter alone.
– New retina display with 2048 x 1536 pixels!
– Added more horsepower for the new iPad via an A5x chip and quad-core graphics.
– Added what Apple calls an iSight camera to the back of the iPad.
– Camera optics system from the iPhone 4S which includes auto-exposure, auto-focus, auto-face detection, great edge-to-edge detail and AF-lock.
– iPad is now 4G LTE!
– iPad supports HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, and dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps
– Supports LTE for max of 72Mbps, AT&T and Verizon in the US.
– Software to make the iPad a personal hotspot if your carrier supports the personal hotspot feature.
– The new iPad delivers the same 10 hours of battery life, and 4G is 9 hours.
– It remains amazingly thin at 9.4mm and light at 1.5 pounds.
– Still comes in black and white only and starts at $499.
– Release date is March 16th.
– The iPad’s OS has been updated to take advantage of the Retina Display.
– Developers will need to update their software to obtain the visual advantage of the Retina Display.
– The new iPad is great for gaming and has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3.
– All new iPhoto for iPad for photo editing — effects, editing, photo-beaming (from device to device), and new photo journals.
– iPhoto works with images up to 19 megapixels. Impressive!
– iPhoto is available today and for only $4.99.
– ALL of iLife now available for the iPad.
– Keeping the new iPad 2 in the line as well and for just $399.