I have to mark today as many people have been waiting the iPad 3 in this blog. Apple responded with no new name or next number of iPad, just The new iPad.
There are four new big things in the new iPad according to the Apple: retina display, 5MP iSight camera, iLife and iWork for iPad, and the ultrafast 4G LTE. It is a bit smaller, but thicker and heavier than iPad 2. No Siri as what we heared in rumors, but Dictation is more than enough for you to tell iPad what to do.
Unless you desperately want the New iPad, buy The Old iPad (iPad 2) with $100 cheaper now, is still do all you need for an iPad, and it is really not that old.