US: New Apple iPad is unveiled - with promise gadget has taken technology to a new level

US: Technology giant Apple unveiled a new iPad today that it said will take tablet computers to “a whole new level”.

The computer will have higher resolution than ever before, a video recorder and a camera with auto focus and auto exposure.

Speaking via a video link from California, the company’s CEO Tim Cook said: “It is amazing, we’re taking it to a whole new level.”

The new iPad will also have “voice dictation” which allows people to dictate straight to their computer rather than type.

Another feature is a high speed 4G wireless network which will allow users to download pictures and films quicker than before.

The tablet, which weighs 1.4lbs, will go on sale in the UK on March 1 for between 499 US dollars to 829 US dollars.