The Apple announcement must have passed you by, but Tim Cook has put an end to this cycle of rumors, speculation and dreams with an actual product, at least for today. We don't expect the user experience of iOS to be anything else but smooth, but for those of us who care about what lingers beneath that 3.1 million pixel display, head on past the break as we delve into how the newest arrival to the Apple family matches up.

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iPad 2
New iPad
Display 9.7-inch
LED-backlit IPS LCD
9.7-inch
LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768 2048 x 1536 "Retina Display"
CPU 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 1GHz dual-core Apple A5X
Graphics PowerVR SGX 543MP2 TBA (but "Quad-Core," our first guess a PowerVR SGX MP4+)
Update: Confirmed.
Memory 512MB RAM 1GB
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front Camera VGA (640 x 480) VGA (640 x 480)
Rear Camera 0.7-megapixel, fixed focus 5-megapixel, autofocus
Cellular EDGE plus Quadband HSPA or CDMA EV-Do Rev.A (Verizon) "World-Ready" 3G, HSPA+, DC-HSPA, 4G LTE (AT&T, Verizon)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 4.0
Accelerometer 3-axis 3-axis
Gyroscope 3-axis 3-axis
Thickness 0.34-inch (8.8mm) 0.37-inch (9.4mm)
Weight (WiFi) 1.33 pounds (601 grams) 1.44 pounds (652 grams)
Weight (3G / LTE) AT&T 1.35 pounds (613 grams)
Verizon 1.34 pounds (607 grams)
1.46 pounds (662 grams)
Battery Life 25-watt-hour lithium polymer (rated 10 Hours) 42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer
(rated 10 hours / 9 on 4G)
Ports 30-pin dock, 3.5mm headphone 30-pin dock, 3.5mm headphone
Location (WiFi) WiFi, Digital Compass WiFi, Digital Compass
Location (3G / LTE) aGPS, 3G, Digital Compass, WiFi aGPS, 3G, 4G, Digital Compass, WiFi

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