Apple iPad 3 vs Apple iPad Air

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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 %
71.65 %

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; Focal length: 33 mm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Colors

Black, White
Black, Gray, Silver, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A5X
Apple A7

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP4
PowerVR G6430

RAM

1 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

OS

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

Capacity

11560 mAh
8820 mAh

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

 
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

Proprietary
Lightning

Features

 
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

TV-out
TV-out

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Oct 22, 2013

 
FCC ID value: BCGA1475 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Body

 
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.33 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

 
$ 929
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