Apple iPad (3rd generation, Wi-Fi + LTE)

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

What You Need To Know

  • Has 4G LTE for high-speed data downloads, but also comes with HSPA+
  • Able to be used as a personal hotspot
  • The battery capacity has been increased substantially from a 25Wh unit in the first and second generation iPads to a 42.5Wh unit in the new iPad
  • Keyboard now has voice dictation

Verge Review

The moment Tim Cook took the stage and announced the new iPad on March 7th in San Francisco, I immediately started brainstorming on my review for the device. There are clear challenges in comparing generational, iterative products like the iPad — especially when the devices themselves look nearly identical. Looks, of course, are really only half the story with the new iPad (side note: the name is just "iPad," though Apple seems to be using "new" quite liberally). In fact, looks may not be the...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 1.46 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 5.1
Media streaming AirPlay
CPU brand Apple
CPU family A5X
RAM size 1 GB
Carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 9.5 inches
Width 7.31 inches
Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 1.46 pounds
Color Silver / Black, Silver / White
Speakers Mono
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 1536 px
Resolution (Y) 2048 px
PPI 264
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 5.1
Media streaming AirPlay
Processor
CPU brand Apple
CPU family A5X
Cores 2
Memory
RAM size 1 GB
Storage
Internal size 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
Connectivity
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
Front Camera
Video framerate 30
Rear Camera
Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Ports
Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections iPod
Sensors
Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 42.5 Wh
Removable No
Quoted use time 9 hr
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