|Apple iPad 3 Features And Release Date|
The Apple iPad is one of the best-selling tablets in the world, and the iPad 3 is one of the most anticipated devices from Apple this year. This article explains you about the new features that are to be included in the iPad 3.
Update: The New iPad was announced on March 7th 2012… It is not called the iPad 3, it is kown as iPad 2012. We have written a full review about the new ipad 2012 here.
In a nutshell, the Apple iPad3 will feature a new, thinner and sleeker design, down nearly 20 percent in size compared to the iPad 2. It will also support full touchscreen HD display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536.
Apart from that, the iPad 3 will have a lighter battery, reducing the weight of the tablet. However, the battery is reported to cost 20 to 30 percent more than the current iPad’s battery, and will also have a longer battery life.
It is also expected that the iPad 3 will have a wireless charging technology, which will be able to charge the battery and transfer data wirelessly.
iPad 3 Features
Let’s now take a look at all the features in depth:
The current Apple iPad 2 has a 900MHz dual-core ARM Cortext-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset and PowerVr SGX543MP2 GPU. This certainly made the Apple iPad 2 a powerful tablet and a main competitor in the world of tablets. Now Apple is aiming to make the competition tougher by sporting an A6 Quad-core Processor in the iPad 3. This would make the iPad 3 as powerful as any high-end desktop.
According to Linley Group senior analyst Kevin Krewell, “We expect the A6 will be a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 design, which would be competitive with next year’s best mobile processors. In 2012, Nvidia will offer a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, and Qualcomm will have the aforementioned MSM8960, a dual-core A15-class processor operating at 1.7GHz. Fabricating Apple’s A6 in 28nm (instead of the 40nm process Nvidia is using for its quad-core part) will reduce both die cost and power, yielding a much better product.”
The iPad 3 will come with the latest iOS 5, which will host the multi-touch gesture technology. However, analyst and tech enthusiasts predict that Apple would introduce OS X Lion for the tablet, since it will be powered by a quad-core processor.
This will also include multitasking features, such as notifications, task-finishing, app-switching, location and background sound.
3D Feature and New Retina Display
Apple enthusiast expected the Retina Display feature on Apple iPad 2; however, Apple has been working majorly for an improved version of it to include it in the iPad 3. The iPhone 4 currently supports the Retina Display with a screen resolution of 960 x 640. Apple explains Retina Display as: “Developing pixels a mere 78 micrometers wide, Apple engineers were able to pack four times the number of pixels into the same 3.5-inch (diagonal) screen found on earlier iPhone models. The resulting pixel density of iPhone 4 – 326 pixels per inch – makes text and graphics look smooth and continuous at any size.”
With the Retina Display feature, the screen resolution of the iPad3 will be 2048 x 1536 pixels. However, it is said that the third version of the tablet is delayed due to Retina Display issues, and Apple is expected to ship the tablet in early 2012.
There are speculations that the tablet will display the 3D view. Although it’s too early to expect features like 3D display, devices like the LG Optimus can record videos in 3D, and output the same through HDMI.
iPad 3 Features Continued:
Apple announced its Cloud services during the WWDC 2011, and will definitely include the iCloud technology both in the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. With iCloud users can store photos, apps, calendars and access songs on iTunes without having them to store in the phone’s memory.
The iPad 3 will come with an improved camera, since the previous version of the table didn’t seem impressive enough. Unlike the iPad 2, the new tablet will come with LED flash to support the camera. It is expected to have a 5MP camera with 1080p or 720p video recording quality of 60 frames per second. The technology made by OmniVision will help reduce the size of the table by 20 percent.
Apple has already been granted patents on this technology, and is working real hard to make the iPad3 fingerprint proof. The touch screen will be coated with oleophobic materials, which will reduce the oil and fingerprints on the screen.
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Apple iPad 3 Release Date
There isn’t any official word from Apple on when the iPad 3 will be released; however, rumors indicate that it will be announced sometime early next year. Reports state the trial production is likely to start this October. One of the major reasons why the launch of the device has delayed is due to the Retina Display technology. It is also said that it could be delayed because of legal issues with one of Apple’s main supplier, Samsung.
The price and availability of the iPad 3 is still unknown. Please make sure that you keep visiting this page to stay updated.
Apple iPad 3 Price
Though the tablet promises quite a lot of new and exciting features, rumors indicate that it could be priced at a very high range. However, with the competition kicking in, I expect that the iPad 3 will be set at a reasonable price. Nevertheless, are you going to buy the new iPad 3? And what other iPad 3 features are you expecting? Let us know by adding your views below. it is also important to mention that Apple is expected to release the iPhone 5 a few months after the launch of the iPad 3.
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A proud owner of a three year old 27 inch iMac and a soon-to-be-upgraded iPhone 3GS to the new 5 after the kinks are worked out and hopefully with google maps restored, I intend to finally get around to getting my first iPad about three months or so after it comes out and they fix the first few inevitable bugs. I lived with and find useful, a eBook with Windows 7 starter. It satisfies my needs when I travel domestically and internationally for its wi-fi which allows me to read and send e-mails as well as to use Skype and Facebook. However, I feel that the iPad had evolved not only in technology, but in the features that now appeal to me.
Great list of features, and love the photos.
I noticed that your article doesn't include any discussion of Warranties. (Understandable, of course, since it discusses the features and price of the actual ipad.)
So many ipad3 buyers research the product - but they oftentimes neglect to research their "warranty options". You don't need to buy the "default", which is Applecare.
I've been doing a lot of research on this topic, and actually made an entire website out of it! http://ipad3warranties.com
Hope it helps save people some money, and if their screen cracks, or the ipad gets dropped in the hot tub, they'll be covered. Thanks!
i really waNNA but this apple ipad 3 so cn ny1 tl ven itz gng 2 cm in India and its price?
ImNotHisGF hmm looks legit to me -- locking stacks and all. i wish we could hear what she said about the screen? :(
I wish the i pad 3 to have some writing features as galaxy note, this will facilitate presentation and get rid of flip charts while demonstrating something during presentation, i also wish it to be compatible with the kind of blue tooth devise or the alike for wireless connection to projector, that will be wonderful and grace to presenters. Shall it be????
OK, now the hype begins. I still want to know when will I be able to buy it? Will it be availble for preoeder? Do you relly think that it won't be out there in April, not March?
Yes, there is hype about Apple products; Yes, they cost more at the time of purchase and Yes, they work out of the box!!. Apple products are not meant for users who enjoy spending countless, painful hours fixing things; I play Soccer instead.
I made the switch to iMac, 5 years ago and will not consider any other consumer technology ever again. This stuff works!! My iMac is still going strong with only minor software upgrades. I will purchase the iPad 3 when it comes out, but not because of the hype, but because together with currently bandwidth it will be a great tool that works!! I hope it helps! If you are a geek who don't mind fixing and tweaking devices for a few hours from time to time then Apple products are not for you, save your money and purchase anything out there for half the price.
I've been using Macs since 1 May 1986. Like you, I wouldn't use anything else.
Wow...I mean I just got the iPad 2 wifi 3G and now the iPad 3 is coming out....I guess I will have to sell my iPad 2 again and buy the iPad 3. It feels a bit stupid hat these things come out so frequently. I bet hey have the iPad 4 already in their safe just waiting a few month past the 3, to release that....
I love the ignorance of iFans. They think they have the latest and greatest, but really, all that stuff was released a year ago. And I love the "oh the iOS is the BEST", why is it? Because you are too dumb to run a linux without it crashing? yup. In the opinion of a developer and from someone who has to sell these dumb apple products, Andriod is a much better operating system because of the fact that it was developed around this idea, freedom. iOS users feel stunned when they go to an android phone can it can do 100x more than what an iPhone does. You may doubt me, but really, if you knew anything about phone and computers, you know that I'm right. You waste your money paying into a company that says they have the lastest this and the newest that, but fact of the matter is that all they have are flashy commercials. Example: Siri, are you serious? Did you know that just two weeks after siri was announched, the Android market got bombarded with apps better than siri that have more functionality? All apple does is focuses on the tinest, little thing a phone can do and all the iDiots will go out and waste money on it. All you iFans are just ridiculous. I'm not a fandroid either cause I've used windows, webOS, and all the others. I just believe in the best product, which happens to be android. Go google. iCloud- did you know google has been doing everything you do and more for about 2-3 years already?
@NicFlippinWhites @NicFlippinWhites When i switched from Microsoft to Apple a few years ago, I was very aware of the fact that you could do more on an MS DOS machine than on the Mac. The difference with the Mac though was that everything it did, it did well, without glitchiness, and always in an uncomplicated way. The same holds true today when comparing Android devices with the Apple products. It's not about how much it does, it's about how well it does what it does.
Apple doesnt give a Flip about the customer!!! it is on a constant schedule to keep pushing out the newer product. If you havent noticed, apple tends to hold off on features. For example the Ipad 1..it could have had a front and back facing camera, but they held off for the 2. not only that but as soon as a newer model comes out, every accessorie on the marget switches to the newer one, leaving us searching and impossible to find things for them. money hungry bastards!!!! Karma is a bitch...isn't that right Jobs?lol whos next
I had saved up $800 for an ipad and accessories. I bought a transformer prime instead. after playing with an ipad 2 for awhile, mac os is too frustrating to use compared to the freedom of an android.
tchad78 This is the first time I've heard someone say that the iPad is frustrating to use. Please share with us what it is about the iPad that you find frustrating.
@kcooper35 @tchad78 How about the restrictions of an iPad? Or how the devices are about 2 years behind everything else?
Why can't the ipad3 be the iPad 3D. Take what some android phones and web2.0 televisions left out of their "3D" features, and perfect it to run in sync with IOS. In my opinion "perfected 3D" will be a game changer.
Watching movies in 3D, taking 3D pictures, capturing your own 3D video, playing 3D games, multidimensional home screen instead of the flat side-scroller etc.
I am really pissed that soome kid stole my ipad2 out of my shopping cart when I wasn't paying attention. And I just bough ta nice case for it from office depot. Damn it. I got used to having it withme for everything so I think that I will buy the ipad3 unless it is a thoudand dollars. No I don't believe the March 7 date. Thse people act like bad children. When it does comeout there will probably be only 7 of them for sale as usual and Idon't camp out for anything!
I am getting sick of Apple acting like a spoiled child not telling us when the iPad 3 will be available to buy!!!!!
phyl I take it you're not buying into the March 7th date that's been bandied about in various newspapers and other news sourses around the web. Are you going to buy one?
I want the iPad 3 to be like the iPhone 4s. I want to be able to talk to it, like you can do with the 4s.
I want to buy it but it depends on the price. Hopefully it will be priced similar to the previous ones. With the economy the way it is they need to be careful to not overprice it like Sony did with the PS3 at its launch. Many people don't need an iPad 3 and if the price shocks them they won't buy one, only the die hard Apple fans will.
I am getting tired of appple playing games with me as to when the new ipad will come out. It is so childish. Does anyone know how the Samsumg tablet and hhow it differs from ipad? Is it jsut as good? Pleae tell me.
phyl The Samsung and Motorola Tablets running Android have quite a few MORE features than Apple's products can offer; namely FLASH PLAYER. Although it doesn't seem all that necessary and Apple has gotten away with it since the beginning of their time, if you have a device such as a tablet with a screen that big you should be able to watch shows on your tablet rather than your computer but much of that is powered by flash and therefore can't be done on an iPad. There are comparible app downloads for some shows but again, it's limited.I am getting my son and I a table this Spring and it is very difficult for me to go with an iPad other than the facetime option, it just doesn't seem to offer what I want/like. A 5mp camera? Seriously, fix that. No one releases 5mp cameras anymore on the high-end of technology it should be 8MP or higher... AND like many have pointed out, Apple's products tend to be higher priced all because of their name... That's silly.
BobbiOlsonphyl I thought I wanted a smartphone a while back. It seemed silly to buy an iPhone when I could get the Samsung for less, so I bought the Samsung. To make a long story short, it ended up in a drawer (where it still is). I decided that smartphones were too glitchy and went back to a phone that was less smart but not such a pain in the neck. In the mean time, my son bought an iPhone and couldn't understand why anyone wouldn't want a smartphone. Not so long after that I bought an iPad. That's when I understood why Chris was so happy with his iPhone. This iPad always does exactly what I want it to do with no frustrations whatsoever. It reminds me of when I switched from using Microsoft based PCs to the Mac. There are lots of ways I could describe the experience but I'll say it in just these few words: The Mac is friendly and predictable, and never produces those frequent nasty surprises that can drive you right up the wall.
And do you know what's really silly? Believing that Apple products are higher priced simply because of their name. And by the way, in my experience those higher priced Apple products actually cost you less over the full life of the product.
My iPad is the iPad 1. I will get an iPad 3 (no camera in my iPad 1). Being a bit of a camera buff, I'd be perfectly happy with 5 MP (I have no plans for really large photos where the difference using a camera with a smaller pixel count might be noticed). But I'm guessing the iPad 3 will have a higher number of pixels, not so much for higher quality, but because of people's perception that a higher pixel count always means better pictures.
One other point, one of my local news stations display its videos using Flash. Darn! But then again I can't think of other times I've needed it. Nevertheless, it would be nice if Apple allowed it. The problem was (other than sparks flying between Apple and Adobe) Flash has been too power consuming. Apple would have had to lower its advertised battery life if they had included it.
@kcooper35 Do you know anything about computers? Flash being more power consuming? really? The xoom still has the same, if not better, battery life than the iPad 2 and it runs flash, it's not more power consuming, do you know anything about languages? Probably not, you are an iFan...
No Im not buying it, cost apple is just as bad as Gate when it comes to a monopoly. Apple price thier stuff way to high for no apparent reason at all. i can get the same from a Android tablet, and about half the price.
Everybody already as an iPad and/or iPhone and/or Macbook. Do they REALLY expect us to buy this, too?!
I totally agree with you. I've only just bought my iPad 2. Have the iPhone 4. Can't afford to upgrade every year. Yet when apple release a new device even though the iPad 2 is not even a year old it makes you feel it's "old". The iPad 1 is that old either and that will be obsolete. Where and when does it stop!!!
instantlover I don't have an Ipad, I'm waiting for it to become a decent machine, It hasn't matured enough for me. Might be the one that comes out. I don't want lag when I take notes, Paper is still superior to electronic writing for now but when I'll be able to write and draw precisely without lag I'll switch to ipad because I don't want to carry all those notebooks and manuals with me. I don't think i'm the only one to think like that.
ethracinstantlover My first reaction to your comment was, "have I been experiencing lag and not realizing it?" So I picked up my iPad 1 and checked out my note taking apps. Ghostwriter - no lag .. Adobe Ideas - no lag .. Notes - no lag. Could you maybe provide us with an example of where this lag you speak of occurs.
Just won an ipad2 - my first apple product ever.would not have bought it but couldn't turn it Down for free. A decent piece of equipment for entertainment purposes easier to read my email than my android phones. Won't be buying iPad 3 nor iPhone 5- too expensive.
Are people just going to buy the iPad3 because it's new, and discard their older iPads?
instantlover if they are like me they'll sell back the older model to get the new one
Apple is pretty cool, I'm using an ipad right now. But from what I hear its a gen 2 iPad 1 lol. Apple never gets anything right the first time IMO. but like any other marketing genius apple probably has the best iPad already made... But, why release the best thing out there right away? Why not put out a shitty version first and slowly upgrade it, rerelease it and make more money. If I made a tablet that was 4 times better than the iPad id make sure to release a version that is 2x, 3x, and finally 4x better to make money along the way. The only reason apple is making so much money is because people want what they think is good now. And when some people can finally afford it and buy it apple releases the upgraded version shortly after. A vicious cycle to the middle class but the best group to sell to. I have an iPad and a droid bionic and I like both. A majority of the people who buy these products don't care about the technology behind it as long as it says it's better than the last. iPad, nice tablet. iPad 2 ooooh camera and lighter. iPad 3 camera with flash and faster. Yay. Technology is always advancing and this company is taking full advantage. Moores law and what amdahl or something, both important factors in technology today and I feel that the technology is far advanced than what the public sees now. Quoted by Moore that at the turn of the century we will see computers with a storage capacity of 10^9 which is around 128 MB... Megabytes! We are now currently dealing with terabytes of storage. But all in all I like all technology and it doesn't matter what name is behind it. If you don't like the latest and greatest, wait a year and it will be obsolete and on sale. Point being, apple, Microsoft, or whatever it be as long as it connects to the Internet and allows me to do what I want I'm fine with it. And th mouse was licensed to apple, not created by them.
Your_Connection - it's very entertaining to see people, time and time again, describe Apple as being this drug pusher of tech that delivers sub-par equipment upon first release, only to release better products during said product's life cycle just to continue to make profits.FYI, you just described the vast majority of EVERY FREAKING TECH COMPANY ON THE PLANET. Much of what you saw in the original iPad was due to economies of scale, availability of technology at the time, and - BIG SURPRISE - market demand! No one else - at the time - was offering anything even remotely comparable. It would have made absolutely no sense to just release something with all the bells and whistles during first release.Just felt I needed to point that out, as I constantly see this reoccurring "theme" in forum posts like this one. Oh and - I still think that Joel Fernandes article here is a load of crap. It's an opinion piece presented as fact, and that's just bad journalism.
Your_Connection When I interviewed at Fairchild R&D the interviewing scientist pointed out his tie tack. He explained that it's a silicon wafer and that each of those little squares is an integrated circuit, and that each of those circuits contain 13 transistors. I was blown away. Gordon Moore's office was just down the hall and Andy Grove's was upstairs.
I worked in the industry all those years since and I'm going to tell you right now, no one holds back. There's no planned obsolescence. And when you say that Apple doesn't get it right the first time, just know that Apple built its reputation on not releasing product until it's right. That fact alone has resulted in Apple standing head and shoulders above its competition.
I won't even comment on your Moore's law misunderstandings and math issues.
kcooper35Your_Connection Lol, ya I think that a bit more close to the truth. I think, People in general( me too) tend to like believing in all sorts of conspiracy. Sure, the economic system tends to make company presidents do things they probably would not have done in a system where profit wasn't so important but they are humans after all. I mean...Its not all that easy to pack a 7000mha battery, a dual processor, 512Mb of ram, a 9,7 inch screen and a GPU in a 0.34'' thick tablet. I truly think that the engineers at apple aren't five steps in advance and the company slowly releases stuff to make extra profit. The Ipad is a piece of art. Plus everyone is able to use their reason to determine weather they need something or not. Obviously if you've been working on a project for a year and you get your product out you'll want to advertise it as being the most awesome thing, there's nothing wgrong with that. ALL IM TRYING TO SAY IS: STOP COMPLANING ABOUT THE SYSTEM AND THE COMPANIES AND USE YOUR REASON TO MAKE THE GOOD CHOICES. YOU DONT NEED TO LET YOUESELF MANIPULATED BY THE BETTER THINNER FASTER COMMERCIAL, BUT DONT COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM DOING SO, IF YOU LIVE IN THE COMFORT YOU DO TODAY, IT IS BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN PLACE, STOP COMPLAINIG ABOUT COMPANIES REALSING NEW PRODUCTS, THATS HOW OUR ECONOMY ROLLS! WE ARENT COMMUNISTS YET.
* update: oh and, the idea that OSX would be on the iPad 3 because the quad-core processor (that might be in it potentially, I might add) is "as powerful as any high-end desktop"???? LMAO!!!! You can't be serious, man. You do realize that mobile processors aren't even in the same league as their x86 coutnerparts, right?
@ Joel Fernandes: I'm sure you're a nice fellow, but this article is... well... you need to work on it, man. The majority of it is PURE CONJECTURE, and you present it as fact.
The other part just has things which would make absolutely NO SENSE. A 3D display??? What are you, drunk? If you're going to write an OPINION piece, please label it as such.If you're idea of journalism is writing for the Onion, then please do work for them (BTW, the Onion is the greatest "news" source evaaaaar). But if you're going to report on products not yet released and speculate on possible features, at least write the story as such. Your resume will look a lot better.Any editor sees this in your history, and your career is going to be quite challenging in web journalism. Just say'n...