Apple iPad 3 Review



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The long awaited iPad with the retina display made its way with Apple’s iPad 3. The iPad 2 remained the top selling tablet in the year following until the release of iPad 3. All the three iPads have been best sellers in 80% of world markets in tablets with no match at all. iPad 3 focused more on performance, we saw a better camera being introduced to this forte and new features following thanks to iOS 6.


Design

iPad 3 stands on the Apple’s premium built quality that we saw on iPads and all apple products so far. It has that wonderful metallic finish that makes you feel that the money you paid for it all worth it. The main structure remains the same as well with very minute curves on the edges. The front glass is scratch resistant and is not high on glare and extra reflection. iPad 3 is a millimeter thicker than the iPad 2 and also 50 grams heavier but then it has upgraded most of its stuff and hence legit.

Display

Apple iPad 3 Display
iPad 2’s display is no match for the iPad 3’s 9.7 inch 1536×2048 pixels resolution retina display. We were so excited, a retina display on a 10 inch screen. They must be kidding us but there weren’t. Now without a doubt there is no better display that can make look the full HD content how it does on iPad 3. It is a thing of beauty. It gives a whole new dimension and wants to content viewing from simple reading to watching a movie. With elevated GPU and the retina display the game’s graphics look simply prefect.IPS technology gives the display great viewing angles. Overall it’s the ideal display for entertainment and reading and gaming and everything else.

Camera

Apple has given importance to the camera too this time and the result is a jump from 0.7 MP Primary camera to a 5MP one! The primary camera is so good it can capture video in full HD in 1080p quality. The images come out really nice. Apple camera lenses never come short in saturation and colour tone. Front facing camera has a VGA sensor which can stream 480p video on video calls and looks far better than video call quality on iPad 2.

Software

Apple iPad 3 provides you iOS 6 out of the box which will soon be upgradable to iOS 7 in the fall of 2013. iOS looks really amazing with its simple outlook and simplicity in its functionality. iOS 6 brings tons of new features but the iOS 7 will see a significant change in the design as well as lots of new and interesting features.

Performance

The iPad 3 has the advanced new Apple A5X chip which is clocked at 1GHz and is dual-core. It has an upgraded 1 GB of RAM which along with the processor gives your applications more fluidity and ease in work. The battery life has been improved though there is a faster processor and a retina display, now it gives you 10h of media and 720h of standby. Like other models it is available in 16/32/64GB variants.

Final Thoughts

Well there is not much to be said. It is all we hoped the iPad would be from built to performance, looks and feel. The display is simply beautiful and we could not ask for better specs and optimization on board. This is THE tablet to buy in the market as of today.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 – for Verizon
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – for Verizon
4G NetworkLTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 – for AT&T
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 – for Verizon
SIMMicro-SIM
Announced2012, March
StatusAvailable. Released 2012, March 16th
BODYDimensions241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)
Weight662 g (1.46 lb)
DISPLAYTypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
SOUNDAlert typesN/A
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
DATAGPRSYes
EDGEYes
SpeedDC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP
USBYes, v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, check quality
SecondaryYes, VGA, 480p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi only
FEATURESOSiOS 5.1, upgradable to iOS 6.1.3, planned upgrade to iOS 7.0
ChipsetApple A5X
CPUDual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPUPowerVR SGX543MP4 (quad-core graphics)
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, compass
MessagingiMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML (Safari)
RadioNo
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaNo
ColorsBlack, White
– iCloud cloud service
– Twitter and Facebook integration
– TV-out
– Maps
– Audio/video player/editor
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 11,560 mAh battery (42.5 Wh)
Stand-byUp to 720 h
Talk timeUp to 9 h



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Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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