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Successor to the popular iPad 2 and furthering Apple's push towards post-PC computing, the "new iPad" features a Retina display at the same 9.7-inch size as its predecessor but with doubled pixel density. The rear camera shares the optics system of the iPhone 4S for better photo quality. 4G LTE is another addition, with theoretical download speeds of up to 72Mbps.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 16, 2012
  • Price at launch: $629.00


  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 1.46 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black, Silver / White
  • Speakers: Mono


  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1536 px
  • Resolution (Y): 2048 px
  • PPI: 264
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 5.1
  • Media streaming: AirPlay


  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU family: A5X
  • Cores: 2


  • RAM size: 1 GB


  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB


  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T
  • Other carriers: Telus, Bell, Rogers
  • 3G: Yes
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies: 1900, 850
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies: 700
  • WWAN data standards: UMTS, LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+, HSDPA
  • Max. WWAN downlink speed: 72 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0


  • Video framerate: 30

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod


Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer


  • Capacity: 42.5 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 9 hr


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