Apple Launched the 3rd-Gen New iPad, Features and Prices Revealed

Notebook and Tablet

SAN FRANCISCO March 7, 2012 – Apple introduced the 3rd generation iPad. Sorry to say that there’s no iPad 3, the company just want to call it “The New iPad“. People have very high expectation with the next iPad base on rumors and speculations because Apple’s goal is to lead the tablet market. After the company announced the new iPad capabilities and performance, we can say that those exceptions are met.

This 2012, we expect that companies will release their own quad-core mobile devices and for the new iPad, aside from quad-core GPU, the main feature of the tablet is the Retina Display with pixel density of 264ppi and 3.1 million pixel, the most advanced display for mobile ever.

New iPad Features and Specs:

  • 9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina Display
  • 2048×1536 pixels, capacitive touchscreen (264ppi pixel density)
  • Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating
  • Apple A5X chip 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor
  • PowerVR SGX543MP4+ (quad-core graphics)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus
  • 1080p Full HD video recording @30fps
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage
  • Built-in microphone
  • 4G LTE, 73Mbps
  • HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, LTE 73 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
  • USB v2.0
  • 3-axis Accelerometer, 3-axis Gyroscope
  • iOS 5.1
  • 3.5mm jack
  • TV-out
  • micro SIM card slot
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Standard Battery, Li-Po 42.5 Wh
  • Stand-by time up to 720hrs
  • Talk time up to 10hrs

New iPad prices (Wi-Fi only):

  • 16GB – $499
  • 32GB – $599
  • 64GB – $699

New iPad prices (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE):

  • 16GB – $629
  • 32GB – $729
  • 64GB – $829



Apple’s iPad 3 will be announce on 7th of March

Notebook and Tablet

Apple’s next iPad is still the much-anticipated tablet of this year. There are rumors about hardware specs and concept design online, and after so many speculation, Apple sent out invitations for the announcement of their new tablet in San Francisco. On the picture above, the Calendar application is visible with a number “7” inside which means that the event was scheduled for March 7. Apple is rarely shows up at any event, they failed to attend the Mobile World Congress too, and the only way to get more details is to wait until March 7. The changes in hardware specs expected are quad-core processor, Retina Display, better camera, long life battery and 4G capability. There is also speculation that the display will be in 3D without using a  3D glasses. If you have a plan to spend your money in iPad 3, this will be enough reason to make the next iPad more expensive than iPad 2.


Apple’s iPad 3 and iPhone 4S Mock Illustration


iPhone 5 and iPad 3 are one of the most anticipating Apple devices this year. But don’t expect too much, its not easy for a top-selling company to launch a new device that will lead the smartphone and tablet market. It is possible that Apple will make same marketing strategy like what they did in iPhone 4S.



Source: thetechlabs