People around the world are lining up at stores to grab the new iPad, which went on sale this morning. The third generation of the tablet isn't all that different from its predecessors. In fact, it looks almost identical to the iPad 2. But when you turn it on, Apple says you'll notice a difference. It has a higher screen resolution (2048 x 1536), the highest res on any existing tablet. The other significant upgrade is a five megapixel camera, a big upgrade from previous iPads.
Carl DiSalvo, assistant professor in the Ivan Allen School of Liberal Arts, is an expert on new technology. Here are his thoughts on Apple's latest gadget.
"The new iPad seems to be all about images - the new screen, the new camera, the new iPhoto app. This is interesting because the iPad is clearly *not* a camera in any way that we are used to thinking about cameras. But with all of these new features that are about taking and viewing and sharing images, the design of new iPad will continue to push us to re-think our assumptions about everyday things like cameras and position tablets more and more as the next form of 'personal computers.'"
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