Apple iPad (3rd-gen)
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 2012.90
By PC Advisor on July 01, 2013
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By Photo Answers on April 08, 2013
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By Good Gear Guide on March 08, 2013
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By uk.hardware.info on December 12, 2012
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By uk.hardware.info on December 07, 2012
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By Macworld Australia on November 03, 2012
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By GadgetSpeak on October 23, 2012
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By The Inquirer on August 29, 2012
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By Phone Arena on August 22, 2012
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