Everything you need to know about the new iPad

Apple's third-generation iPad.
Apple's third-generation iPad.
(Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET)
It's just two days before Apple's next iPad arrives in stores. For many gadget geeks, it will be the first time that they'll be able to see the new tablet's higher-resolution display and 4G LTE action in person. And even if you're not an Apple fan, its arrival just makes the tablet wars that much more exciting.
Whether you've already ordered your device, you're still deciding whether to buy, or you're just curious to see how the next iPad will fare, CNET can be your guide to understanding the iPad 3, what it promises, and what it eventually delivers. We'll add to this list as we keep exploring so be sure to check back over the next few days.

Hands on Apple's new iPad (photos)

1-2 of 23
Scroll Left Scroll Right
Donald Bell's authoritative hands-on
It has a stunning new display, faster data, and an upgraded camera, but those improvements over the iPad 2 aren't enormous. Is it enough to catch our attention?
Here's who should buy the new iPad
Apple's new iPad is beautiful, but it might not be the perfect fit for everyone. Whether it's your first iPad or just another upgrade, everyone can use a little buying advice before breaking out the credit card.
Windows 8 and why to wait on the new iPad
It's perfectly fine if you're unsure about whether you want Apple's new iPad. Here are a few reasons why holding off on that purchase may be a good thing.
Five tablets that go where the new iPad doesn't
The new iPad is nearly upon us and will likely be an excellent continuation of the line. It doesn't do everything, though, and what it lacks in features and affordability, these five tablets attempt to make up.
The best iPad carrier for you
The new iPad is available on several carriers, two of which include 4G LTE. Here's the lowdown on the pros and cons of both networks.
Caution: Streaming video will chew through your 4G iPad data
Apple's new iPad makes a splash as Apple's first LTE-compatible device, but you'd better keep an eye on your video usage over 4G. Streaming movies over LTE could be the death of your data.
Here's why apps won't be ready for the new iPad
The new iPad's Retina Display is definitely arriving this Friday, but will your favorite apps be ready?
Best Android tablets with 4G
Don't let the new iPad fool you. When it comes to 4G-capable tablets, Android has a head start with more options, on more carriers.
Next Post »