Apple iPad 3 – a million more pixels than an HDTV

Apple released the new iPad (iPad 3) on March 7 2012. So, what's new? Here is a quick summary of why it's better than the previous iPads and the implications for us in Australia.

(Much) higher resolution display 

  • 2048-by-1536 pixels – a million more pixels than an HDTV
  • Amazing clarity for text and photographs
  • Mossberg: "using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription" 
  • Once you've used an iPad 3, it's hard to go back to an iPad 2.

Excellent battery life

  • Same 9 - 10 hours as iPad 2 (very hard to achieve on any laptop)
  • Amazing considering the new iPad has a faster procesdor, faster celluar communications and a higher resolution screen

Excellent camera

  • Same 5 megapixel camera as the iPhone 4/4S
  • There is no camera flash though

Faster cellular communciations

Weight and size

  • Slightly heavier (50g)
  • Slightly thicker (0.6mm)


  • Same pricing tiers
  • Good news: cheaper in Australia due to high Australian dollar.