Apple has officially launched its latest iPad (one that Tim Cook chose to call "the new iPad", rather than the iPad 2S or iPad 3), at a special event on 7 March, in San Francisco.

The new iPad features a number of very interesting software and hardware upgrades, including a new Retina Display, the A5X chip and a 5 megapixel iSight camera.

"The new iPad redefines the category Apple created less than two years ago, delivering the most amazing experience people have ever had with technology. The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos," said Philip Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of worldwide marketing, in a statement issued by the company.

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On Wednesday Apple unveiled its new iPad at a Press event in San Francisco. Prior to this Apple announced its iOS 5.1 an advanced operating system which will be available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple has always provided innovative features to its devices.Reuters
The latest iPad’s remarkable feature is Retina Display which is an innovative technology. The engineers have proved the impossible as possible by developing this incredible feature for the new iPad.Reuters
Guests preview the new iPad with the iPhoto application in the demonstration room after the Apple event, introducing the newest iPad in San Francisco, California March 7, 2012.Reuters
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the number of Apps downloaded during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 7, 2012.Reuters
The new iPad with the iPhoto application on the screen is on displayed in the demonstration room after the Apple event in San FranciscoReuters
A guest holds the new iPad in the demonstration room after the Apple event, introducing the newest iPad in San Francisco, California March 7, 2012.Reuters
Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks on stage, while pricing for the new iPad is projected on the screen, during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 7, 2012.Reuters