The Apple iPad 3 is Apple's next-generation tablet, replacing the current iPad 2.
This model is the Apple iPad 3 3G + WiFi 64GB variant. This is the highest-end model of iPad 3, with a wide variety of useful features. 64GB of permanent storage provides you with the ability to store a huge number of apps and documents, while possessing both 3G and WiFi connectivity options ensures that you can get an Internet connection just about anywhere, without going through the data cap on your 3G plan when at home.
The single most significant feature of the iPad 3 is the new display. A Retina display at a gargantuan resolution of 2048*1536, well above that of any consumer HDTV on the market, the iPad 3's 9.7-inch display has a pixel density of 264 ppi, producing an unparalleled image clarity and crispness. This is a display of exactly four times the resolution of the display used in the iPad 2, which was a still-considerable 1024*768.
The massive display necessitates high-end hardware, of course. Luckily, the iPad 3 keeps up there as well. A custom Apple A5 SoC integrating a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1GHz and a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU give the iPad the processing grunt to keep up with just about any tablet on the market today. Furthermore, one gigabyte of fast RAM ensures that multitasking is both possible and painless.
The iPad 3 has a wide variety of input options, allowing for unique, intuitive experience in tasks ranging anywhere from productivity to gaming to media playback. Of course the primary input mechanism of the iPad 3 is the 9.7-inch capacitive multitouch touch screen, which allows the user to interact with the machine without so much as a stylus. However, this isn't all the iPad 3 features- it also has a proximity sensor, light sensors, a built-in microphone and a gyroscope/magnetometer/accelerometer set for motion-sensing. The iPad 3's wide variety of native input options ensure that anyone, from small children to senior citizens, can utilize it. If you should find yourself needing something that isn't already integrated into the iPad 3's design, the provided 30-pin dock connector lets you attach many devices, including keyboards and gaming controllers, which expand the iPad 3's options even further.
Beyond its impressive hardware credentials, the iPad 3 4G is also feature-packed. An 0.3 MP user-facing camera allows for smooth video chat through FaceTime, while the rear iSight rear camera's high 5.0 MP resolution provides you with the ability to easily take high-resolution photos for use with your iPad or to share to social media. Furthermore, the rear camera can be used to record high-definition 1080p video at a full 30Hz; this allows you to record anything from your friends' antics at a party to home videos of baby's first words.
All of these features are crammed into super-slim size and power envelopes. At only a third of an inch deep and a pound and a half in weight, the iPad 3 is super-portable, and can be either used in the comfort of your home or taken out into the world for Web browsing, novie watching, or many more things. A high-capacity 1,1560 mAh internal battery gives you as much of 12 hours of continuous usage in demanding tasks like HD video playback before having to recharge.
The iPad 3 is compatible with all existing iPad or universal software from the iTunes store, as well. The iTunes store has a gargantuan number of apps available, ensuring that from day one your new iPad 3 has ready access to eBook readers, image editors, games, streaming-video clients, and a wide variety of other apps which provide you with an incredibly useful device. The iOS 5.1 operating system preinstalled on the tablet allows you to multitask, meaning you can have several apps open at once. Alternate between Netflix, Web browsing, a good book, and your sizable iTunes music library with ease.
As this is the Apple iPad 3 3G + WiFi 64GB model, it's available from CaCell and works in South Africa. The iPad 3 has the use of a world-class 4G LTE network. The 3GPP Long Term Evolution standard supported by the iPad has a blazing-fast peak download speed of 300 Mbps and a peak upload speed of 75.0 Mbps, meaning that you can easily use your 4G LTE connection for a wide variety of purposes without worrying about whether your connection speed will pose a problem. FaceTime, online gaming, or streaming video are all easily possible over a 4G LTE network.
- 9.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 2048 x 1536 pixels; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, carrier-dependent hotspot support
- Optional LTE connectivity (data only)
- Optional GPS with A-GPS support (for the 3G model only)
- Apple A5X SoC with 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor
- PowerVR SGX543MP4 quad-core GPU
- 1GB RAM
- iOS 5.1 with iCloud support and activation
- 16/32/64GB of inbuilt storage
- Weight of 652 grams (662 grams for the LTE version)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 11,560 mAh battery
- Accelerometer, compass and three-axis gyro-sensor
- Compatible with every iPad and iPhone app without any modifications
- The cheapest version costs less than a SIM-free iPhone
- 5MP auto-focus camera
- 1080p video recording at 30fps
- VGA secondary camera capable of FaceTime calls
- Four and five-finger gestures
- 1080p TV-output with the Apple Digital AV Adapter (purchased separately for R699), 720p video streaming
- Supports magnetic cases
- CaCell 1 year warranty