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March 8, 2012

The New iPad for Photographers explored

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Written by: Lawrence
Hey the new iPad is out.

Yes, it is just The iPad and not iPAD 3. Are you going to get one?  If you already have an iPad 2 is it necessary to upgrade?

Let’s check out the new features mentioned in the Apple Special Event on March 7, 2012.
New iPad Feature #1:

Retina Display (2048x 1536 resolution) 44% Greater Saturation and A5X quad-core graphics

  • Photographer Use: Portfolio presentation to potential clients.
New iPad Feature #2:

iSight Camera (5 Megapixel backside illumination 5-element lens Hybrid IR Filter)

  • Photographer Use: Test images or location scouting


New iPad Feature #3:

HD Video

  • Photographer Use: Record Photo shoots Behind the Scenes


New iPad Feature #4:

Voice dictation

  • Photographer Use: Concept creation, Social media, Client communication


New iPad Feature #5:

4G LTE Next Generation Wireless

  • Photographer Use: Access images or documents on the go at a considerably faster speed.


If you are a photographer with the original iPad, then I would strongly consider The New iPad. The iPad 1 and The New iPad cannot be compared. The New iPad hands down is better than the original.


If you have an iPad 2 like me, I don’t think it is worth to upgrade for existing features that are simply improved with the exception of the Voice dictation and 4G LTE.


I’ll be holding out for “The New iPad 2” and only if they add more new features.


So what do you photographers think? Will you upgrade?


Pricing & Availability
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white on Friday, March 16 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G for either AT&T or Verizon will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (, Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPad will also be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands on Friday, March 16. Customers can begin pre-ordering their new iPad today, and the incredible iPad 2 is now offered at a more affordable price of $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.

iOS 5.1 and iTunes 10.6 are available today as free software updates. iPhoto, iMovie 1.3 and GarageBand 1.2 are available today for $4.99 (US) each from the App Store ( Keynote 1.6, Pages 1.6 and Numbers 1.6 are available today for $9.99 (US) each from the App Store. Updates are available for free to existing customers. By the end of March iPad will be available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

**Personal Hotspot requires supporting data plan. Customers should check with their carrier for availability.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Image credit: Apple press page


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About the Author

Lawrence Atienza is a Jack of all Trades and Master of ALL. Whether it be in the realm of Advertising/Advertising operations with over 10+ years of experience to dabbling in the creative realm of photography and founding/writing for, Lawrence Atienza gives his all. You can find him on Google+,Twitter and the major social media outlets.