Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Apple's New iPad: 10 Things CIOs Should Know
By Don Reisinger | Posted 03-12-2012
After months of waiting and wondering what in the world Apple would show off in its next tablet -- which was widely referred to in the media as iPad 3 -- the company on March 7 unveiled the new iPad, which goes on sale March 16. The new iPad's basic design is about the same as its predecessor, the iPad 2, but Apple has tossed in the Retina Display, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 5 megapixel rear camera. In the U.S., AT&T and Verizon will both offer 4G versions, while the basic WiFi version will be available for $499. Users hoping to have a more powerful experience will be happy to find that the new iPad comes with the A5X processor, a chip that delivers dual-core CPU performance and quad-core graphics, which users will likely find attractive. For CIOs, the new Apple iPad might be something of a surprise. Rumors surrounding the device before it was announced suggested it would come with many more improvements than it has. And although it still comes with the $499-and-up price tag, the addition of wireless 4G LTE service to the new iPad could make that an expensive option. As you know from experience, any new Apple gadget is going to attract your workers, and you may very well be on your way to equipping some employees with an iPad or other tablet device. Here are 10 things you need to know about Apple's new iPad to help you figure out if it's right for your office.