Posted by Rosario on 25th March 2012
Once again, Apple did it. They had millions of people anxiously awaiting the new iPad prior to the launch of the latest version of the revolutionary tablet that the company developed in 2010 and improved in 2011. People could hardly wait to see what was coming. Tim Cook, CEO of the company since last year, presented the new iPad today in San Francisco. Yes, the name continues to be just ‘iPad’, although there were several possible names that people could came up with when talking about this device. Like everything that surrounds this world-renowned company, the announcement was awaited in an atmosphere charged with expectations. There were lots of different rumors circulating about potential features of the new iPad. So, the big day came and…what’s new? The new device brings more developed features that will mean huge advantages for iPad users. This is great news for Nearpod, Panarea’s new all-in-one solution to create, engage and assess in classrooms. They have added a retina display, giving the new iPad a high definition screen with “the most pixels ever seen in a mobile device.” It has four times more pixels than the iPad 2, which means that multimedia content used in Nearpod and presentations created by teachers will look even more alive than before. Every detail can be appreciated; colors are richer, all the images look perfectly defined and, amazingly, its battery still lasts up to 10 hours, just as the previous version. Another essential point for us is that the new iPad supports faster networks, like 4G, that allow you to download content, browse the web and stream videos faster. This means that you will be able to access and run presentations at a higher rate. It also comes with an iSight 5 mega-pixel camera and the Siri application for voice dictation in 6 languages. These are just some of the amazing features that are once again causing a sensation all over the world and changing teachers’ and students’ experiences with iPads when using classroom tools like Nearpod.