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The Apple iPad (3rd-gen) includes a Retina Display operating at a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Powering the new iPad is a dual-core A5X processor with quad-core graphics, it also gets upgraded optics in the form of a 5MP backside illuminated sensor that features a 5-element lens, IR filter and ISP built into the A5X chip. Apple claims The new iPad is good for 10 hours of battery life and nine hours when using 4G LTE.
Better than 1080p video quality.
Still/Video camera greatly improved.
Fast 4G LTE data access (optional, requires monthly service).
Bluetooth 4.0 and still the best tablet experience.
Gorgeous Retina display with 2,048 x 1,536 pixels.
Better camera performance.
Competitive price points.
Beautiful industrial design.
Good battery life.
Sharp 5-MP camera with 1080p video.
Improved AirPlay functionality.
Best tablet app selection.
LTE support here in the US, coupled with GSM roaming internationally, delivers data extra fast.
STILL no Flash video support.
Slightly more sluggish powerup/down than before.
LTE only works in North America.
Heavier than its predecessor.
Thicker and heavier than the iPad 2.
Runs a tad warm.
No microSD memory card slot.
Comparatively little on-board storage.
Especially for a HD-media-oriented device.
Front facing camera still only VGA quality.
Can't FaceTime over 4G.
50MB limit for iTunes downloads over 4G.
Front camera doesn't do HD.
Only Verizon iPad offers wireless hotspot feature for now; AT&T may be coming soon.
Nearly all updates to tech specs are used to beef up the "retina" display; very few performance improvements over the iPad 2 otherwise.
Still no Siri.
By TechSpot on March 22, 2012
New features like quad-core graphics, 4G LTE support and the iSight camera are all nice additions, and yet the new iPad could be summarized in only two words: Retina display. Apple has once again set the benchmark others will be striving for in 2012.
By The Inquirer on August 29, 2012
Will the Infinity's features, including a bigger IPS+ display, lightweight design and bundled dock be enough to sway customers who are considering Apple's new Ipad? Is the bundled keyboard dock on the...
By TechRadar on July 20, 2012
Despite the above negative points, there's no doubt we're once again looking at the leader in the tablet race once again. Apple's greatest strength has always been fusing together some headline features with an OS that just works, and will...
By Big Picture Big Sound on May 30, 2012
Anyone waiting for "The iPad HD" as it was also rumored to be named need wait no longer, as Apple has tendered a high-definition monolith that goes beyond 1080p to bring us unprecedented video quality in a consumer portable media player. With an...
By TechSmart.co.za on May 24, 2012
All of the effusive praise and superlative reviews that have met the iPad 2, which has become one of if not the most popular tablets on the market to date, equally apply to the new iPad, along with some added features that see the new iPad only...
By PCQuest on April 26, 2012
It doesn't have an external memory slot or HDMI slot and that seems to be the only flaw in this device. It is available in three variants 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with Wi-Fi and 4G. Though it hasn't been officially launched in India but the 16GB...
By FoneArena on April 26, 2012
Must have upgrade if you are using the first gen iPad. If you own a iPad 2 , you can give it a pass unless you crave for a retina screen. If you do not have a tablet and waiting to get one, get the new iPad now , it is the best tablet money can buy !...
By CIOL on April 17, 2012
The new Apple iPad may resemble its precursor the iPad2, but with its stunning features the latter does appear out-dated. Noticeable amongst the many upgrades is the retina display, improved UI, amazing multi-touch use, better camera and some solid...
By Tom's Hardware UK on April 16, 2012
We're back with a more comprehensive review of Apple's new iPad 3, including new gamut benchmarks pitting the iPad 3 against an array of recent Android-based tablets. Is Apple's latest offering a disappointment to those expecting...
By Wired UK on April 13, 2012
There's no doubt this is the best iPad to date, but the user who will get the most out of it is one who intends to use it mostly for reading, viewing and perhaps editing videos and photos, gaming where graphics are key (i.e. fantasy epics and...
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