The iPad 3, or ‘new iPad’ as it’s officially called, is a stunner. Find
out all the details, impressions, alternatives and opinions here.
– Read our full new iPad 3 review
– Check out our roundup of Retina Display-compatible new iPad games
– The new iPad went on sale today, so we caught up with those fans who were first to get their hands on the latest Apple tablet
New iPad / iPad 3 Screen
The new iPad features a stunning 9.7in Retina display
with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Individual pixels are
indistinguishable and everything is razor-sharp. The only disadvantage
is that because of its square-ish aspect ratio you still get large black
bars when watching movies or TV shows.
New iPad / iPad 3 Size
Apple’s iPad 3 is just a little thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, but otherwise dimensions remain identical.
New iPad / iPad 3 Specs
The new tablet sports a dual-core A5X processor with four GPU cores. It effortlessly pushes games at the screen’s incredible resolution.
New iPad / iPad 3 Camera
front camera is a marginally improved VGA shooter but the rear camera
is now a 5 megapixel model with autofocus that can shoot 1080p at 30fps.
It’s called iSight. Only an LED flash is lacking.
New iPad / iPad 3 Connectivity
still no SD card slot, HDMI video output or USB; the iPad 3 has the
same 30-pin dock connector found on the iPad 2. In other words, every
Android tablet out there offers easier connectivity. Of course, there
are a boatload of peripherals for Apple’s tablet.
New iPad / iPad 3 Software
The iPad 3 runs iOS 5
and all the standard apps have been rehashed, refreshed or completely
overhauled to make the most of that lovely screen resolution.
New iPad / iPad 3 – Everything Else
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Interested in what we predicted before the launch? Check it out:
– iPad 3: Rivals and Alternatives
– iPad 3: The Complete Launch Guide
– Is Apple Testing An 8in iPad?
– iPad 3 Accessories: Will my iPad 2 accessories work?