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Apple iPad 3 (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4935 reviews of Apple iPad 3 (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the storage, while many are negative about the reliability.

usability, screen, price, design, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad 3 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 547 user reviews of Apple iPad 3 (2012) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Reviewers really like the design and portability. The price and screen also get good opinions. Views are divided on the reliability, while there are some negative views about the storage.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 3RD GENERATIONApple The New iPad 3 32GB Wifi (Black)Apple iPad MD328LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) (3RD Generation)

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2531 user reviews of Apple iPad 3 (2012) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the storage and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the touch screen.

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reliability, storage

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad MD370LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi + AT&T 4G, White) 3rd GenerationApple iPad MD328LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) 3rd GenerationApple iPad MC707LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Black) NEWEST MODEL (Personal Computers)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Patrick Afschar Kaboli (

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Apple's new iPad: 3+1 = Retina. Apple presents two new iPads. The

Exemplary workmanship and choice of material; Fast WLAN module; High CPU and GPU performance; Good display with stable viewing angles; Very long battery life; Extensive list of optional accessories

Not very slim and light for a high-end tablet; Buyer will need to pay extra for LTE and 3G modules; Meager connectivity; Increasing the storage space is not possible

The iPad 4 has to hold its own against high-end models. These include the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T. The iPad 3 will also be a fierce competitor.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Josh Norem (

Google Nexus 7 vs. Apple iPad


We all know the Apple iPad sits atop the 10-inch tablet market like an MMA fighter straddling the octagon fence after a first-round TKO. That fight is over, for now, but the battle for 7-inch supremacy is still going strong and our new favorite...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (

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Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

New iPad: The Skeptic’s Review


I sent back the iPad 2 , but I'm keeping the new iPad . Two years ago I wrote my first iPad skeptic's review , a more oblique - and personal - opinion on Apple's tablet than the traditional SlashGear review. A year later I did the same for the iPad 2 ,...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Apple iPad 3 review: Hotter than ever


So, the iPad is dead, long live the iPad. That's also part of the deal. The retirement of the first-generation of the Apple tablet is nothing out of the ordinary. There used to be the iPad and the iPad 2. Now, we have the iPad and the iPad 2 is the...

9.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 2048 x 1536 pixels; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, carrier-dependent hotspot support ; Optional LTE connectivity (data only) ; Optional GPS with A-GPS support (for the 3G...

iTunes still required for uploading most of the content ; Reflective screen struggles outdoors ; Same CPU as the iPad 2 ; Heavier and thicker than the iPad 2 ; No Flash support in the web browser ; No standard USB port ; Non replaceable battery ; No...

New iPad - same question - is it worth the upgrade? Well, depends who's asking. It seems the customers who gave Apple another record-breaking debut weekend had the answer already. For anyone coming from the original iPad, the latest Apple tablet is a...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

Apple iPad (2012) Verizon Wireless


Fantastic Retina display; Sharp 5-MP camera with 1080p video; Speedy 4G LTE data; Improved AirPlay functionality; Best tablet app selection

Bottom left side gets warm; Can't FaceTime over 4G; 50MB limit for iTunes downloads over 4G; Front camera doesn't do HD

A jaw-dropping Retina display, fast 4G LTE speeds, improved camera and an unbeatable selection of apps make the new iPad the best tablet, period.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

iPad review (2012)


What's in a name? Or, more importantly, what's in a digit? Would that which we call an iPad by any number less than 2 be less sweet? That's the question

Amazing display ; LTE speeds ; Improved camera ; Comparable battery life with LTE

No 128GB option ; Slightly larger and heavier

Apple's new iPad offers neither a massive improvement in performance nor functionality, but the new display alone makes it a great update.

Mar, 2012


Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

Apple iPad (2012)


The iPad 2 corrected some of the biggest problems and omissions of the first iPad, but with the third model, Apple is done fixing holes. Instead, it's beefing up all of the internals of its signature tablet to attempt to deliver on the experience Steve...

Screen actually is 'Resolutionary ; Great battery life ; Powerful graphics processor ; Responsive screen ; 200,000+ optimized tablet apps ; Excellent rear camera ; 4G LTE capability rocks

iOS showing some age ; 4G models split (AT&T or Verizon) ; Front-facing camera still VGA ; Slightly thicker and heavier than iPad 2 ; No Siri

For the first time, the new iPad feels like the device Steve Jobs promised two years ago. This is a capable post-PC device and should usher in another great year for tablets.

Mar, 2012

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Expert review by: Donald Bell (

Apple iPad (March 2012, 32GB, Wi-Fi, white)


Editors' note: This review was updated March 18, 2012, with CNET Labs battery test results. Also, we made correction to the new iPad's screen brightness.

Apple's new iPad includes a stunning new screen, matched by a quad-core graphic processor and the world's largest app and media store to feed it content. There's a proper 5-megapixel rear camera now, with 1080p recording quality. Optional 4G data from...

The new iPad is slightly heavier than last year's model; apps and movies optimized for the screen might take up more space; and ports for HDMI, USB, and SD require adapters.

With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (

New iPad review (2012)


The moment Tim Cook took the stage and announced the new iPad on March 7th in San Francisco, I immediately started brainstorming on my review for the device. There are clear challenges in comparing generational, iterative products like the iPad —...

Astounding display ; Camera is greatly improved ; More RAM, better GPU ; Software still best in breed

iOS lacking some features

The iPad continues to stand head and shoulders above the competition

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera


Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
USB:No / USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / Multi-touch

General Features

Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Convertible: No
Operating System:Apple / iPad OS
Operating System Version:iOS 5.1.1


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:A5X / A5X APPLE
Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:A5X