For weeks people have been expecting a big new product iPad product reveal from Apple. Today we got it. A new 9.7 inch iPad with a better processor and screen and a price drop down to $329. Here is the official Apple press release.
There were conflicting rumors leading up to this news. Some were reporting a major redesign to the iPad reducing the bezels along the side and a slightly larder screen (10.5 inches). A larger screen on a standard iPad body makes sense, I think we’ll see it revealed this fall and probably in the Pro line. Updating the standard iPad now ahead of that announcement means they don’t have to update them in the fall leaving the cool stuff for any Pro updates.