The new iPad, simply called iPad, was introduced on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  Here’s a rundown on the specifications. 
•    Retina Display, 2048 x 1536
•    Quad-core A5X processor for improved graphics. Claims to have 4x the graphics performance as NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor that's found in many Android tablets
•    iSight camera, same optics system found in the iPhone 4S. It's 5 MP
•    Records full 1080p HD video
•    Voice dictation: new key on the keyboard. Tap it, and it dictates everything you say
•    4G LTE, HSPA+ for wireless carriers. Available on AT&T and Verizon
•    Personal hotspot feature
•    3G world ready for connecting to international wireless carriers
•    10 hours of battery life, 9 hours on 4G
•    Starts at $499 for Wi-Fi, 16 GB model.  Same pricing structure as the iPad 2.
Among the features that have people the most excited are an improved camera with HD video, the appearance of iPhoto (finally) to the app line-up, voice dictation and the textured screen.
We’ll keep you updated as more is learned about the latest Apple tablet.