Apple unveiled a new iPad this morning at a much anticipated event in California. The new iPad (not iPad HD or iPad 3) will feature full high-definition display among other new features and will go on sale next Friday, March 16, 2012 with pre-sale orders starting today.

The new 9.7-inch display screen will feature a "retina display" of 2047 by 1536 pixels, compared with the current model's 1024 by 768 pixels.

To break it down, that's a total of 3.1 million pixels on the display screen.

"Your retina in your eye cannot discern those individual pixels," said Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller. "The images on it look stunning."

[ via CNN.com ]

The new iPad will sell for $499 to $829, the same starting price at iPad 2 when it was released.