03/07/2012 08:59 pm ET Updated Mar 09, 2012

IPad Features: 11 Things You Need To Know About Apple's New Tablet

After months of talk, Apple finally announced the release of its latest tablet device at an event in San Francisco, Calif. on March 7.

World, meet the new iPad. (That' right, "iPad." Not iPad 3, not iPad HD, not iPad 2X -- just iPad.)

While the device doesn't look too different from its predecessor on the outside, like the iPhone 4S before it, the differences are mainly internal. Flip through the slideshow below to learn more about what latest (and greatest?) Apple iPad has to offer, and tell us: What new iPad feature are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Also, check out everything Apple announced on March 7 (including an iOS 5 upgrade and a new Apple TV), as well as the most insane stats revealed by Apple execs and how to trade in your old iPad.

11 Things You Need To Know About The New iPad