Apple fans won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on the latest iPad. The HD iPad was just announced today at a conference in California. The LTE iPad has a 9.7 inch retina display, HD iSight front camera, HD video recording, and will be available March 16.

Mashable offered these details about the new iPad: “The new HD iPad starts at $499, has a retina display, 5-megapixel camera (with the same optics sensor from the iPhone 4S) and 1080p video recording. It will be available in black and white, powered by A5X chip (with quad-core graphics) and support 4G LTE networks. Apple is working on LTE with AT&T, Verizon in the U.S. as well as Rogers, Telus and Bell in Canada. Both LTE U.S. models will be 3G ready, too.”

What do you think? Is the new HD LTE iPad worth the hype its announcement has caused?