Apple’s iPad 3 is probably the most anticipated tablet of the year and the company has finally revealed it. The rumors surrounding the iPad 3 have kept us anxious about what it would bring and although not everything is that impressive in my book, there are some welcomed changes.
iPad 3 Release Date, Price and Specs
We gathered everything you need to know about the iPad 3 – the release date, the price and the specifications. After the early rumors surrounding the redesigned display, battery and camera of the iPad 3, we finally know what to look for in the new product.
We were not that happy about a rumor stating that the iPad 3 would come with a dual-core processor and now that it’s official, we know. The iPad 3 comes with the dual-core Apple A5X processor. The initial rumor of a much more capable display on the iPad 3 was confirmed as the new 9.7-inch Retina display boasts a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
The rumored 8MP camera that would land on the iPad 3 did not show up. However, the 5MP shooter on the back has backside illuminated sensors and a five element lens. This should improve picture quality and recording can go up to 1080p.
We heard rumors about the iPad 3 release date via Best Buy, but now the company has revealed the date on which we could grab one. The iPad 3 will be available starting with March 16 with the US, Canada, France, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia being the first to get the tablet.
The rest of the world will have to wait until March 23, the global release date for the iPad 3. Prices start at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model and go up to $829 for the 64GB version with 4G. That is correct folks, the iPad 3 does come with 4G connectivity, which should bring you speeds of up to 73Mbps down and speeds of 21Mbps on HSPA+.
If performance could be a concern for you, the Apple iPad 3 comes with a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 graphics processor. The manufacturer is claiming that the new chip can deliver four times the performance of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. In that regard however, let me remain a little bit skeptical and wait for some benchmark results.
However, those will always tell only half of the story since we are dealing with different resolutions, different operating systems and different chips. To get an estimate though, these will do once the device is out.
So now that we know the iPad 3 release date, specs and pricing, will you be getting your hands on one?