iPad 3 Unveiled Specs Finally Revealed

iPad 3 Unveiled Specs Finally Revealed

Mar 8, 2012

Ooops! Apple did it again. In the arrival of the new iPad a.k.a iPad 3, many Apple fans all over the world were frustrated with the slight hardware improvements. If you can still remember, the frustration also happened in the released of the iPhone 4S. On the outside you cannot see any major design improvements not until you see the detailed specs below.

But as expected the new iPad (the name given by Apple and not iPad 3 or iPad HD) is a little bulky compared to the iPad 2. It’s because of the hardware improvements on the battery to support the upgraded (A5X SoC) processor with enhanced graphics capabilities. If you’re a game or movie addict you should see a huge difference between iPad 2 and the new iPad because of the Retina display that boasts a total resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels enclosed in the same 9.7 inch display.

The new iPad a.k.a iPad 3 Tech Specs

The new iPad a.k.a iPad 3 Tech Specs

In addition to the high-definition display thanks to the Retina technology, the consumers of the new iPad can also enjoy capturing HD videos at 1080p @ 30 fps using the improved 5 MP rear camera compared to the 0.7 MP of the iPad 2. And last but not the least, the newest iPad as expected by many has included the high-speed 4G LTE connectivity. This means that instead of browsing at 7.2 Mbps using your iPad 2, you can now reach a maximum speed of 73 Mbps on the new iPad. Of course this is dependent on your location and local carrier if they already rolled out LTE for you.

Oh and I forgot the new iPad doesn’t have Siri installed but they added voice dictation for emails and messaging. Maybe that is why Apple is not calling it the iPad 3 similar to the iPhone 4S in which Apple fans expected it to be the iPhone 5. Can we call it the iPad HD? Maybe. If you listened to the iPad video very closely they did mentioned the word ‘third generation iPad’. Does it mean that it is indeed the iPad 3?

Given these improvements on the display, CPU, camera and LTE connectivity would you consider buying the newest iPad? Let us know by posting your comments below.

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iPad 3 Hardware Specs:


  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi + 4G

Size and weight:

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g) – Wi-Fi model
  • Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g) – 4G model


  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB


  • Retina display
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously


  • Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics


  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only


  • 5-megapixel iSight camera
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection in still images
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • Video stabilization
  • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Photo and video geotagging


  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Input/output Ports:

  • 30-pin dock connector port
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
  • Micro-SIM card tray


  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope


  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS – 4G models only
  • Cellular – 4G models only

Audio playback:

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through with Apple Digital AV Adapter (sold separately)

TV and video:

  • AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) at 720p
  • AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video out support at 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cable sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

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