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.

Check out photos of the launch... and the new iPad

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