Apple last night revealed the latest addition to the iPad range: the iPad 3 – to go on sale next week.
Enhanced screen resolution surpassing HD and high-speed 4G wireless network access were two key device features, presented in San Francisco by CEO of Apple Tim Cook.
The ‘Retina’ display on the 9.7in screen boasts 3.1 million pixels, giving the iPad 3 a higher screen resolution than any other mobile device, with four times the amount of pixels on the iPad 2 and 1 million more than HD TV.
Cook claimed the iPad 3 has “redefined once again the category Apple created” in a “post-PC era”.
Its quad-core A5X processor enhances both power and speed, and 4G connectivity makes it the first Apple device to advance from 3G.
However, despite much speculation, the iPad 3 does not feature the Siri voice recognition software that is included on the iPhone 4S, but does incorporate a microphone for voice dictation.
The imminent release of the new iPad next week will inevitably have mobilised mount manufactures to develop the next secure mounting solution for the latest bit of kit from Apple.
In January Chief released its iPad Interface Brackets solution, which enables an iPad to be secured to a Chief monitor mount via a bracket.
Vogels and iPort are both manufacturers that have mounting solutions for the current iPad, with the latter releasing its CMS200 Control Mount for the iPad 2 at ISE 2012, and the former protecting iPads in public places with its range of Secure iPad Enclosures.
Integrators and installers will no doubt be keen to incorporate the iPad into system controls and commercial uses, meaning iPad 3 mounts will be high on the list of developments within the industry sector.
Apple’s newest iPad will be on sale 16 March with orders commenced 7 March, and lands in stores almost a year on from the iPad2, which was released worldwide on 25 March 2011.