So are you already thinking about the new iPad and planning to buy one as soon as it hits the market? It is obviously a great decision to make with the improvements Apple has made to the tablet device. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind about the new device.

Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions and their answers.

How much will the new iPad cost?

The new version of the iPad will arrive with the same pricing structure as the previous models. The Wi-Fi models of the device will cost $499, $599 and $699 for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions, respectively. Again, the 4G LTE models will cost $629, $729 and $829 for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions, respectively.

What about the data plans and what will be the charges?

It is now clear that Verizon and AT&T sell month-to-month data plans for the iPad. This means that you will not be locked in a two-year contract and you have the freedom to cancel the subscription anytime you want. If both the carriers are divided, AT&T will provide you with 250 MB for $14.99 per month, 3 GB for $30 per month and 5 GB for $50 per month. Verizon, on the other hand, will offer 1 GB for $20 per month, 2 GB for $30 per month and 5 GB for $50 per month.

What is so great about the Retina display? The new 9.7-inch iPad has arrived with an LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen with 1536 x 2048 pixels and 264 ppi pixel density and Retina display. This means that there will be as much as 44 percent greater color saturation with an amazing 3.1 million pixels.

Very interestingly, that's four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and about a million more than an HDTV.

The new iPad’s Retina display screen will have such a rich and high resolution that it'll be almost impossible to detect individual pixels with the naked eye. Apple calls the screen a Retina display, and it's very similar to the one on the iPhone. Everything on screen will be clear and crisp compared to other tablets in the market and even better than the previous iPad.

What is 4G LTE?

LTE, basically, is a wireless technology that lets mobile devices such phones and tablets access the Internet at speeds that are faster than a normal 3G connection, so common these days.

Now Apple will offer an LTE model of the iPad that will run on AT&T and Verizon. However, LTE is a new technology and is not as widely available as 3G right now. If you happen to live in an area with LTE, your iPad will still get a normal 3G signal. It is important to note that AT&T has LTE in about 30 cities right now, while Verizon covers almost 200 cities via its LTE network.

How special is the new iPad compared to iPad 2?

The first question that comes to many buyers' mind is that both the previous iPad and this one look similar, so why invest in a new device? Well, the truth is that most of the improvements have been made inside the device, which is more important. Apart from the Retina display, a quad-core processor has been introduced for improved graphics and greater operating speed. You will also be able to shoot full 1080p HD video with the device’s new 5 megapixel camera. No SIRI though.

(Information from businessinsider.com)