Apple's new iPad: heavier and thicker, with bigger battery

Apple's latest version of the iPad, announced on Wednesday is an incremental upgrade to the fantastically popular mobile tablet computer that adds a higher resolution screen, 4G LTE mobile wireless connectivity, higher resolution cameras, and a handful of other new features.

But these combined upgrades have taken a slight toll on the chassis of the device, making it slightly thicker and heavier to accommodate the bigger battery, which has been increased in capacity to provide Apple's now standard "10-hour/9-hour" battery life promises.

Here's how the device specs of the three generations of the iPad stack up, to show where the new iPad fares.

Size:
iPad: 9.56" x 7.47" x 0.5"
iPad 2: 9.50" x 7.31" x 0.34"
New iPad: 9.50" x 7.31" x 0.37"

Weight:
(Wi-fi/mobile)
iPad: 1.5 pounds/1.6 pounds
iPad 2: 1.33 pounds/1.34 pounds
New iPad: 1.44 pounds/1.46 pounds

Display:
iPad: 9.7" (1024 x 768) resolution at 132 pixels per inch
iPad 2: 9.7" (1024 x 768) resolution at 132 pixels per inch
New iPad: 9.7" (2048 x 1536) resolution 264 pixels per inch

Capacity:
iPad: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
iPad 2: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
New iPad: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB

Processor:
iPad: 1GHz Apple A4
iPad 2: 1GHz dual-core Apple A5
New iPad: Dual-core Apple A5X with quad-core graphics

Battery and Power:
iPad: 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
"Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network."
iPad2: Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
"Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network."
New iPad: 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
"Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network."

Wireless and cellular:
iPad: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR,
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
iPad 2: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR,
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
New iPad: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth,
LTE (700, 2100 MHz);

UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

Cameras:
iPad: None
iPad2: Back: .9 megapixel (720p) up to 30 frames per second, Front: VGA, video at 30 frames per second.
New iPad: Back: 5-megapixel, Front: VGA, video at 30 frames per second.

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