Ever since the release of the iPad 2, rumours and news of the iPad 3 has been flying out like no tomorrow, but it wasn’t until March 7th at Apples Conference Event that they officially announced the iPad 3. And on release day we managed to get our hands on one, so what does that mean? Review time. Sit back relax, and enjoy our written review of the new iPad in a easy consumable manner.
- Dual-Core A5X Processor
- Quad Core Graphics
- 9.7 inch LED Backlit Retina Display
- 16GB, 32GB OR 64GB Storage
- 5 Megapixel Camera (1080p Recording)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Weight: 662g
- 10 Hours Battery Life (9 on 4G)
- iOS 5.1
What’s In The Box
The iPad 3 has the exact same design as the previous iPad 2, which is still absolutely beautiful, on the front of the iPad you have your front facing camera which is still VGA (0.3 Megapixels), i was very disappointed when i heard this i thought apple would upgrade this to at least 720p HD but no they decided to keep it the same, so this will be another small upgrade in the next iPad that Apple will blow out of proportion. On the bottom you have your home button and then last but not least you have your gorgeous 9.7 inch Retina Display which we will get to in a bit.
On the back of the device you have your main camera, this is 5 mega-pixels and can shoot full 1080p HD and i must say its gorgeous, you have your volume rockers, your mute switch, sleep on/off, 3.5mm jack, and at the bottom you have your connector and speaker. Oh and if you go for a 4G version you have the black panel on the top which makes the product only 2grams heavier. The whole design of the product is beautiful, it fits perfectly in the hand, its easy to pick up, and what ever position you hold it, it just feels natural. Apple has done a fantastic job creating new designs for products and im kind of glad they kept the same design as the iPad 2 for another year. You never know it may change next year.
Now one of the main reasons you would most likely purchase the new iPad is its lovely Retina Display with a resolution of 2048×1536, this means this is above 1080p HD. The display is 9.7inches long which is perfect for watching movies, editing pictures and simply browsing the web. The first thing you will notice when you turn on the iPad is how crystal clear everything is, your eye can’t see a single pixel, and the space between every pixel is ridiculously tiny. One thing i love doing with the Retina Display is reading, when your browsing through websites, reading content its just so relaxing on your eyes, there is no strains or squeenting going on, its simple and effective.