|Alternative Name||The New iPad|
|Release Date||20 July, 2012|
|Dimensions||241 x 186 x 9.4 mm|
|Operating System||iOS 6.1.3|
|Processor||1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 Apple A5X|
|Graphics Processor||PowerVR SGX543MP4|
|Memory||1024 MB LP DDR2|
|Storage||16, 32 and 64 GB|
|Battery||Non-removable 11,560 mAh internal lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Display||IPS LCD display (264 ppi)|
|Main Camera||FaceTime 0.3 MP camera with VGA-quality photos and video|
|Front Camera||5 MP iSight camera with 1080p video capture|
|Price (MY)||16 GB - RM 1,899.00|
32 GB - RM 2,199.00
64 GB - RM 2,499.00
The iPad 3, also known as The New iPad, is a tablet computer, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The third device in the iPad line of tablets, it added a Retina display, the new Apple A5X chip with a quad-core graphics processor, a 5 megapixel camera, HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, 4G (LTE) and Siri (available September 19, 2012). It shipped with iOS 5.1, which also provides a platform for audio-visual media, including electronic books, periodicals, films, music, computer games, presentations and web content.
In the US and Canada, nine variations of the iPad 3 were offered, compared to six in the rest of the world, although some countries had only the Wi-Fi only model. Each variation was available with black or white front glass panels, with options for 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage. In North America, connectivity options were Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi + Cellular on Verizon, AT&T, Telus, Rogers, or Bell. For the rest of the world, connectivity options are Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + Cellular, with the latter unavailable in some countries. LTE connectivity for the device is not available outside North America. The tablet was released in ten countries on March 16, 2012.
It gained mostly positive reviews, earning praise for its Retina display, processor and 4G (LTE) capabilities. However, controversy arose when the LTE incompatibilities became known. Three million units were sold in the first three days. After 221 days of official availability, the iPad 3 was discontinued on October 23, 2012, following the announcement of the iPad 4.