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

Aspect Ratio

 
4:3

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.03 %
72.80 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Software Features

Face detection, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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)

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)
9.4 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 20.1 oz (573 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control

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

Music player

 
 

Filter by

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

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

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 LPDDR2
2 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 (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
 

Charging connector

Proprietary
Lightning

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

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

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

2G Data

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

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

 
Yes

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

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
 

Phone features

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Phonebook

Unlimited entries
 

Organizer

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

E-mail

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

Instant Messaging

Yes
Hangouts / Google Talk

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

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 07, 2012
Mar 27, 2018
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