Apple iPad 3 vs Apple iPad 4

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.03 %
65.03 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Ambient light sensor, Oleophobic coating
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm
Aperture size: F2.4

Software Features

Face detection, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
Face detection, Touch to focus, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization
Digital image stabilization

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)

Weight

23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Other

Colors

Black, White
Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital

Screen mirroring

TV-out
TV-out

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A5X
Apple A6X

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1400 MHz

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP4
PowerVR SGX554

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2
1 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot

USB

Proprietary
Lightning

Features

 
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
Yes

Charging connector

Proprietary
Lightning

Location

GPS, Wi-Fi positioning
A-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 4, 17

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

 
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B

SIM type

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Battery

Capacity

11560 mAh
 

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet browsing

Browser

 
Safari

supports

HTML, HTML5
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

Unlimited entries
Unlimited entries

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF, Other, .jpg, .tiff, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .txt, .vcf), Calculator
Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF, Other, .jpg, .tiff, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .txt, .vcf), Calculator

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Yes

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Body

 
1.19 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price

 
$ 799

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 07, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
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