Why should you get an iPad 3? Because there is a long list of updates that have been done to the tablet since its predecessor: the iPad 2.
The new iPad 3 includes an LED back-lit glossy widescreen multi-touch retina display screen and is the same size as the iPad 1 and iPad 2 at 9.7” in diagonal. The biggest difference is in the resolution which is at a stunning 2048×1536 at 264 PPI (pixels per inch) which is twice that of the previous models at 1024×768. This screen will display much sharper images with HD quality, making it the perfect solution for watching movies, reading books, or reading JohnDapper.com
The iPad 3 is also equipped with a 5 megapixel rear-view camera and compared to its predecessor’s 1 megapixel camera it’s a vast improvement. Having such a camera allows for the new iPad to record high-definition videos at a stunning 1080p. The camera includes autofocus, tap to focus, face detection in still images, and video stabilization.
Another addition to its rear-view camera is the BSI (back illuminated sensor). BSI is a type of digital senor that uses a novel arrangement of the imaging elements and it increases the amount of light captured, thereby improving low-light performance. The end result is a much better quality in picture when you are in low light surroundings.
Despite having such a wonderful rear-view camera, the front-facing camera is still a measly 0.3 megapixel camera with VGA quality. It’s good enough for Facetime, but it would be nice if Apple made it a little better. It doesn’t even compare to the rear-view camera in terms of quality and it’s the only technology on the iPad 3 that is lagging.
Next in line for the updates is the new chip found inside the iPad 3. This is an A5X chip dual-core processor with quad-core graphics allowing for much sharper gaming and resolution. This A5X chip has been compared to Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor which is coming out in many new Android tablets. The graphic capabilities of the new A5X chip are up to 4 times the performance of the Nvidia rival and the difference is very noticeable.
In this model there is also the optional 4G LTE radio capable of reaching theoretical peaks of 73 mbps. The battery power has also been improved with a built-in 42.5 watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that gives the iPad 3 up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. This new supercharged battery also offers up to 9 hours of surfing the web using the cellular data network.
There are 18 different variations of the 3rd generation iPad, including combinations of black or white glass panels; storage capacities of 16, 32, or 64 GB; and connectivity options of Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE on Verizon, or Wi-Fi + 4G LTE on AT&T.
This device gets the John Dapper Seal of Approval and we highly recommend you get one if you want to surf the web in style.