The New iPad: What’s New and How Can Your Business Use it?

 

Before Apple made its big announcement on March 7th, rumors had been swirling for weeks about what the new iPad would be like. Some expected the “iPad3”; others predicted an “iPad HD,” but in the end Apple just called it iPad. Exciting new name or not, the latest version of the leading tablet on the market is worth talking about. Let’s take a look at what’s new and why businesses can benefit from adopting the new iPad for use in the enterprise.

 

“Resolutionary” is the word Apple is using to describe the new iPad, and it couldn’t be more appropriate. Already excellent in terms of size and design, Apple raised the bar significantly with a Retina display that features a 2048x1536 resolution, 44 percent greater color saturation, and 3.1 million pixels. For a device that’s all about the display, it’s a significant update. With over a million more pixels than HDTV, no other tablet comes close to the new iPad.

 

What else is new? Here are the basics:

  • ·         An Apple-designed A5X processor with a quad-core graphics module makes it faster and more powerful than the iPad 2
  • ·         A 5-megapixel camera on the back of the iPad that can take crisp photos and record 1080p HD video
  • ·         Greater wireless capabilities that let you connect with cell networks up to 4G LTE and function as a personal hotspot (with connectivity for up to five devices)

 

The most important features for businesses to pay attention to are probably the new Retina display and the wireless capabilities. Employees who spend a lot of time on sales or presentations will appreciate having a crisper, more lifelike display to make them on. Better wireless capabilities mean your employees can work faster, on a stronger connection, and that you no longer need to provide them with a wireless hotspot to stay connected with when they leave the office. Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition works seamlessly on iPad, so businesses accustomed to the security and style of the Microsoft ecosystem can enjoy the benefits of both operating systems on all Mac devices.

 

What do you think about Apple’s new iPad and will you be upgrading? Let us know in the comments and check out these other articles to learn more:

 

Gizmodo—New iPad: The Third Generation

Engadget—The new iPad vs. iPad 2: what’s changed?

CNET—Apple’s new iPad: First Take