Apple iPad 3 vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.03 %
72.80 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Oleophobic coating
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 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

Video recording

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

Features

Digital image stabilization
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, White
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A5X
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP4
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

1 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

OS

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Proprietary
Lightning

Features

 
Mass storage device, USB charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

11560 mAh
8827 mAh

Type

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

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

 
$ 559
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