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Apple iPad 3 is a pretty good iOS tablet released in March 2012, packing a good 1000 MHz Dual-Core processor, a large 9.7 inches display, and 2 cameras, a 5 MP back side camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front-facing camera. Let's take a deeper look at what this device can do.

Apple sells the iPad 3 in 2 colors, black and white. Whereas this tablet only has 9.5" long and 7.31" wide, it's able to fit a a 9.7" screen. This tablet has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.37 inches. Apparently Apple forgot about optimizing the weight in this 23.35 ounces device.

Apple designed this device with a good level 9.7-inches screen, and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 , giving this device a good level graphic quality. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

Apple decided to sell this tablet with a good Dual-Core processor clocking at 1 GHz, included in an Apple A5X system chip with 1 GB RAM. A nice point of the iPad 3 is its quite large 16 GB internal storage and though it doesn't count with an SD memory slot, it is enough to store hundreds of applications, but it may not be enough if you are planning to install some of the largest games currently available.

The iPad 3 counts with Wi-Fi capability (and it can be shared with other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance connection type and also HSPA+ data connection, a bit slower 4G type or 3G fast data connection, using HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The iPad 3 works with a Micro SIM card for GSM services.

This tablet has two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front-facing camera. It can also film videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. The camera also counts with a couple of interesting characteristics like auto-focus, digital image stabilization, geo tagging and face detection shooting.

This tablet features a big 11560 mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery, enough to provide this tablet with an incredibly long battery duration. An issue to evaluate is that the Apple iPad 3's battery is non-replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it begins losing capacity, although with so much capacity you will probably replace this tablet before that happens.

This tablet also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Apple sells this tablet for $ 395, which is quite high for this type of tablet. The Apple iPad 3 is probably a great choice it doesn't matter whether you will use it as a work tablet, are looking for a tablet to majorly use social networks and internet browsing or will use it as a gamer tablet. When you buy this tablet you will also receive 10W USB Power Adapter, Dock Connector to USB Cable and Documentation.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):iOS 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1
Variant:16 GB Verizon
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Dimensions:9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inchesMetric24.13 x 18.57 x 0.94 cmImperial
Weight:23.35 ouncesMetric661.96 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Accessories:10W USB Power Adapter, Dock Connector to USB Cable, Documentation
Release date:2012-03-07
Price:$ 395.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:9.7 inchesMetric24.6 cmImperial
Resolution:2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density:264 pixels per inchMetric103.94 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Apple A5X
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Quad core PowerVR SGX543MP4
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:11560 mAh


Back camera:5 megapixels
    Focal length:35mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:0.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor