iPad 3 specs revealed

By , Mar 7, 2012

The new iPad 3 is nothing short of amazing. Of course the star of the show is the beautiful Retina display that brings 4 times more pixels to your screen that its predecessor. All this powered by Apple’s own A5X processor.

But what else is hiding under the hood of Apple’s new tablet? We have the full iPad 3 specs for you, right here…

Models:

  • 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

Storage:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB

Display:

  • 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

Chip:

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

Wireless and cellular:

  • 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

Carriers:

  • AT&T
  • Verizon

Cameras:

  • 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

Battery:

  • 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:

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

Sensors:

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope

Location:

  • 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

Find the rest of the iPad 3 specs on Apple’s website.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tam-Tran/1245649663 Tam Tran

    I wanna know much Memory on it 512 or 1gb?

    • http://www.facebook.com/randle1 Phil Randle

      I second this, I think we are going to have to wait for iFixit to do a tear down, Apple doesn’t usually release their RAM Information. 1GB would make this perfect.

  • Howard Ellacott

    It’s not the iPad 3. It’s the 3rd Gen, New iPad :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/srikanth4285 Srikanth Chagarlamudi

    Ram????

    • Howard Ellacott

      We’ll have to wait for a strip down from iFixit or something…

  • Anonymous

    Its not called the iPad 3.. Its called “The new iPad”

  • Anonymous

    More stupid reasons to buy an iPad 3. Save your money people and just buy the iPad 4.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6W3UOPC7FK7FZCD6A5MMTY2JY vantheman

      why dont you just wait for the iPad 5, or the iPad 6? Hey I heard the iPad X was gonna be sweet in 5 years….Just buy it. You will love it! you could say that about every product that is ever released….just get the next one. it all depends on what your upgrading from. I am retiring my 1st Gen iPad for “the new iPad” so ya its worth the upgrade for me.

      • http://www.jordancanning.com/ Jordan Canning

        Exactly. It will be my first tablet.

    • http://twitter.com/AlamarMarine Spencer B

      That screen has sold it to me without even seeing it yet. Less than 10″ with better res than my HD TV. It’s gonna rock!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6W3UOPC7FK7FZCD6A5MMTY2JY vantheman

        For real! I bet no video of the iPad’s retina screen does it justice. I cannot wait to see it in person! And hold it in my hands!

  • Anonymous

    More stupid reasons to buy the iPad 3, save your money people and just wait for the iPad 4 or maybe 5.

    • Allatest Collections

      Wait for 6…7…8…9! while you are at it! lol

  • Juan Pablo Vega

    Does anybody know whether the 4G version comes unlocked to use it with other GSM carriers than AT&T?

    • Giorgos Michaelides

      I would also like to know this.
      Is it available only for only US carriers or can be used with any other internationally?

      • http://www.facebook.com/kusmelella Kusumajaya N Mellisa Melle

        I believe all iPad comes with Factory Unlocked that can be used for all carriers. That’s why you pay full price for iPad and not subsidized price like iPhone, which is available with locked to certain carrier. The Factory unlocked for iPhone also you have to pay full price and not subsidized.

  • Dan

    Not worth upgrading for me. I’m sort of happy they didn’t come out with anything super amazing. That way I’m not sad to keep my iPad 2. Imo it was a bigger leap from iPad 1 to iPad 2.

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or is anyone else disappointed by the minor upgrades? I mean yeah there’s a new Retina screen and a quad core processor but is it really revolutionary? Not at all. I was waiting on buying an iPad until the new one is released, and now this is it??? C’mon Apple give me something better – a new design, slimmer profile, and new smart case, something more than just the obvious that was delivered today.

    • Anonymous

      Really? A new smart cover would have sealed the deal for you? Retina Display, LTE, better optics, quad core graphics, Siri dictation, Bluetooth 4.0, personal hot spot capability, A5X, and 1080 p video were not good enough for you? lol… Wow

    • http://www.jordancanning.com/ Jordan Canning

      You thought a 4S was more of an upgrade than this? Perhaps I’m putting too much on the retina display but I think it’s all great news.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisO_22 Chris Okoro

    Is there siri integration?

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisO_22 Chris Okoro

    Is there siri integration?

  • Anonymous

    The SD slot looks promising. I’ve been waiting for Apple to release one of these.

    • Anonymous

      Um, what SD slot?

      • Anonymous

        I read the Micro SIM card wrong- fail on my part.

  • http://wpleet.com WordPress Elite

    OK where the f.uck is Siri?

  • Gus Me

    Ordered! Unfortunately it was for my mother in law :P

  • Anonymous

    The A5X seems to have indeed a GPU beast.
    Of course it is not official, but it is speculated that it has PowerVR SGX 543MP4 (which is the same of the brand new PS Vita). That is expected, since the original A5 has PowerVR SGX 543MP2.

    Sure that this doesn’t mean that iPad 3 has the same graphical capabilities of Vita (Vita has quad-core Cortex A9 and A5 has dual Cortex A9, and other variables that could provide different performance, such as RAM speed, cache size, etc), but it indicates that this tablet has huge potental in terms of graphical performance.

    Let’s wait to see what developers will do in a tablet with game machine graphics performance :)

  • http://twitter.com/klau1001 KLau

    - Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

    Are all iPad capable to be charged through computers’ USB port…?
    Or it is the-new-iPad-only feature ?

  • http://twitter.com/klau1001 KLau

    - Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

    Are all iPad capable to be charged through computers’ USB port…?
    Or it is the-new-iPad-only feature ?

  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

    Very exciting stuff!! But just like the droids over there…. These are not the specs i am l am looking for. I have an iphone, imac, and macbook air – i dont need a tablet right now. Im guessing the ipad will draw my attention in its 5th or 6th generation.