Get ready for 2048 X 1536 pixels in your hands. Today, Apple announced “The new iPad” with Retina Display. Yes, it’s really called “The new iPad” not 3 or HD.

The Retina Display is really the highlight of The new iPad. The 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology packs 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously. Processing is handled by a dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics.

If you’ve laughed when you saw people taking photos with iPads, get ready laugh even more because The new iPad now has the same 5MP camera as the iPhone 4S featuring the same improved ƒ/2.4 aperture, five-element lens. Which means you’re going to see plenty of people framing up shots on the Retina Display. The new iPad also records 1080P video with automatic video stabilization and temporal noise reduction.

Along with Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0, The new iPad is available with 4G LTE broadband from both at&t and Verizon.

The new iPad will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions, priced at $499, $599, and $699 respectively for WiFi and $629, $729, and $829 respectively for WiFi + 4G.

The new iPad will ship on March 16th and is available to pre-order today at apple.com