Published on Mar 8, 2012
The new iPad launch (the iPad 3 that's not been called the iPad 3) kicked off at 10am PT/6pm GMT on Wednesday 7 March, and our Hands on: iPad 3 review is now up.
Browse back through our new iPad launch liveblog - or read on for a round-up of all the new iPad announcements.
Before talking about the new iPad, Apple's Tim Cook unveiled an updated Apple TV box, bringing 1080p video streaming to the device which has a release date of 16 March and a price of $99. We've got the lowdown in our Apple TV: what you need to know post.
But it's the new iPad that grabbed the headlines. See what upgrades the new iPad has over the iPad 2:
New iPad announced
Apple has announced the new iPad to the world, featuring a raft of new tech over the previous version including a super high-res screen.
Read New iPad announced: Retina display confirmed for the full details.
Hands on: new iPad review
The new Apple iPad has finally arrived bringing with it a superlative retina display, quad-core graphics A5X processor and an improved camera. We've been playing with the new iPad and our Hands on: new iPad review has our thoughts.
New iPad: everything you need to know
OK, we now have all the details of Apple's new iPad which comes complete with the new iOS 5.1.
Read New iPad: everything you need to know for, well, everything you need to know.
New iPad vs iPad 2: which should you choose?
So the confusingly-named new iPad has been announced. But how does it differ from the iPad 2 - which, coincidentally, will still be available to buy and - better still - has fallen in price.
Decisions, decisions: New iPad vs iPad 2: which should you choose?
New iPad release date revealed
The new iPad release date is 16 March, with pre-orders starting from today. New iPad prices are as follows: 32GB is $599 and 64GB for $699.
For more details and additional prices, read New iPad release date revealed
New iPad: where can I get it?
The new iPad has been announced, and we've been in contact with all the UK networks to see who is stocking it.
Hit New iPad: where can I get it? if you're itching to buy one.
Apple slates Samsung in new iPad keynote
Apple had a bit of a pop at Samsung at the launch of the new iPad with Tim Cook dissing the look of the apps on a Samsung Galaxy Tab when compared with apps on an iPad.
Read Apple slates Samsung in new iPad keynote to see what Cook said.
New iPad 'better than Xbox 360 and PS3'
Whoah. The new iPad has a better screen resolution and more memory than both the Xbox 360 and the PS3? But those aren't exactly new consoles, are they?
More: New iPad 'better than Xbox 360 and PS3'
Garageband, iMovie and iPhoto land on new iPad
Garageband and other iLife for OS apps have been shown off at Apple's new iPad event.
More: Garageband, iMovie and iPhoto land on new iPad
iPad 2 price gets slashed
Now that the new iPad has been announced, that scruffy old iPad 2 has seen a price drop. You'll now be able to nab a 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad 2 for $399 in the US, which will comes out at £329 in the UK.
More: iPad 2 prices slashed
iOS 5.1 arrives on new iPad, iPhone 4S and co
Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that iOS 5.1 is available to download from today, at the new iPad launch event in San Francisco.
More: iOS 5.1 arrives on new iPad, iPhone 4S and co
The web was teeming with rumours about the new iPad 3 / iPad HD processor, cameras and display, so we gathered together as many details as we can on its possible specifications ahead of the launch.
Of course, some of these can be taken with a pinch of salt, but there's definite patterns occurring and we'd say the final iPad 3 release won't be that far removed from many of these rumours.
It's time to place your bets, what do you think the iPad 3 / iPad HD will bring? But wait, what's this - Sky Bet has pulled its iPad 3 betting after certain trends occurred: "If the money is correct, then the new hardware will definitely not have a new carbon fibre casing, will not be called the iPad 2S and will have 128GB of storage!".
Apple iPad 3 release date
The iPad 3 release date will be March or April 2012. We now know there will definitely be an iPad 3 launch event on 7 March and we'll probably also see the release of iOS 5.1 at the same time.
Digitimes reckons the new model is expected to meet the heady heights of 9.5 to 9.8 million units over the course of Q1 2012.
The Apple iPad 3 will have a quad-core processor
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