As you may have heard, Apple is unveiling its third generation iPad today. Here’s what you want to know about it.

-The new iPad’s main selling point is that it will come equipped with a 264 pixels per inch density high-resolution “retina” display — a total 3.1 million pixels in a full color IPS screen, a million pixels more than your standard HDTV. Current iPads have a display resolution of 1024×768 — the new one will have a display resolution of 2048 x 1536. Someone I follow on Twitter (I forget who) who’s at the unveiling said that pages on the new iPad appear similar to that of a glossy magazine.

-The new iPad will feature a five megapixel camera that is capable of capturing 1080p video — essentially the same camera the iPhone 4S comes equipped with.

-No this is kind of cool: the new iPad’s operating system will allow you to dictate things through a microphone for the iPad to transcribe, presumably using some version of Apple’s Siri technology.

-The size of the new iPad is about the same as the iPad 2, but it features an A5X processor, which comes equipped with a quad-core graphics module.

-Prices for the new iPad will start at $499 for Wi-Fi-only models ($499, $599 and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB) and $629 for 4G LTE services offered by wireless service providers ($629, $729, and $829 for 16, 32, and 64GB).

-The new iPad will be available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France and Germany on March 16th.

Now you can all commence debating whether or not you should get one inside your own head. I’ve already got a head start on you (sorry trusty old iPad one).

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