New iPad debuts March 16
The new generation of Apple iPad tablet computer goes on sale in the U.S. and six other countries on March 16th.
Its price will be the same as the previous model, according to a company representative speaking at a press conference in San Francisco.
The new iPad has a record high-resolution screen, four times higher than the first two generations.
A week after its debut, on March 23rd, it will go on sale in more than two dozen countries with the date of official sales beginning in Russia not yet known.
The conference in San Francisco is the first major presentation by Apple, since the death of its founder Steve Jobs.
The iPad will be the first product of the corporation, which must prove its viability without a charismatic leader.