New iPad / iPad 3: Everything You Need To Know

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
The

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
There’s

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
Read

our comprehensive

iPad 3 review for all the details and our initial verdict on the new

iPad.

Also read:
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New iPad / iPad 3 – UK Pre-order Now Live
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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
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iPad 3 Accessories: Will my iPad 2 accessories work?

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