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Apple iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only) 16, 32, 64 GB Specs

Identifers: iPad 3rd Gen - MC705LL/A* - A1416 - 2498 - iPad3,1

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Apple iPad 3rd GenLike earlier iPad models, the iPad 3rd Generation (Wi-Fi Only, A1416) -- which some may choose to refer to as the "iPad 3," even though Apple does not -- is a tablet computer for the web, e-mail, photos, video, music, gaming and more. Unlike earlier iPad models, however, the iPad 3rd Gen line is significantly more powerful and the focus has shifted more substantially from consuming content to creating it.

All iPad 3rd Gen models most notably feature a "resolutionary" 9.7-inch 2048x1536 (264 ppi) multitouch glossy LED-backlit "retina" display, but also pack a dual-core 1 GHz Apple A5X "system on a chip" with quad core graphics, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory storage, a rear-mounted 5 megapixel "iSight" camera capable of shooting stills and 1080p video and a front-mounted VGA-quality "FaceTime" camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and more.

The battery life of this iPad 3rd Gen model is reportedly 10 hours "surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music."

Compared to the iPad 2 models, major differences for the iPad 3rd Gen line include a higher-resolution display, faster processor, better camera, and improved connectivity.

Please note that this model does not support 4G LTE connectivity or A-GPS.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPad 3rd Gen models?
  • What are all the differences between the iPad 3rd Gen models and the iPad 2?

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March 7, 2012* October 23, 2012
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*This model was announced on March 7, 2012 and shipped on March 16, 2012 in the US and several other countries.

Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2012.
1 (2 Cores) 756
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPad3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see's Ultimate iComparison.
260 493
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Geekbench benchmarks numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see's Ultimate iComparison.
1.0 GHz* Apple A5X
Details: *The iPad 3rd Gen models use a "dual core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics." Apple does not specify a clockspeed, but the third-party Geekbench tool has identified it as a 1 GHz processor.

Also see: How does the performance of the iPad 3rd Gen compare to the iPad 2? How much faster is the iPad 3rd Gen?
1 GB* 16, 32, 64 GB
Details: *Apple releases no official information regarding the amount of onboard RAM, but the third-party Geekbench tool has confirmed the iPad 3rd Gen models have 1 GB of RAM.
N/A* N/A*
Details: *Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that any iPad can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
Sync & Charge None
Details: N/A
USB Dock, Headphone
Details: N/A
Tablet/Slate iPad 3rd Gen
Details: N/A
Black or White/Silver* Multi-touch
Details: *The iPad 3rd Gen models have a black-trimmed or white-trimmed "glossy" glass front and a silver aluminum back.
9.7" Color* 2048x1536 (264 ppi)
Details: *The iPad 3rd Gen models have a 9.7" IPS LED-backlit 2048 by 1536 "retina" display (264 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) coating. It also is capable of mirroring the internal display on a secondary display up to 1080p using an Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter.

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802.11a/b/g/n* 4.0
Details: *The Wi-Fi only iPad 3rd Gen configurations support 802.11a/b/g/n. These configurations do not support cellular data connectivity.
Wi-Fi Only 5 Megapixels*
Details: *The iPad 3rd Gen has dual cameras. The rear "iSight" camera has a 5 megapixel sensor and supports still photographs as well as HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio). The front mounted "FaceTime" camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided FaceTime software over a Wi-Fi network, takes VGA quality photos and video up to 30 FPS.
Lithium Polymer (42.5 Whr) 10 Hours*
Details: *Apple estimates that this iPad 3rd Gen provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music".
Details: Apple does not report the standby time for the iPad 3rd Gen.
MC705LL/A* iPad 3rd Gen
Details: *MC705LL/A refers to the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in black are MC706LL/A and MC707LL/A, respectively. The 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are MD328LL/A, MD329LL/A, and MD330LL/A, respectively.
A1416 (EMC 2498) iPad3,1
Details: The Model Number (external) and Model Identifier (in software) both are unique to this model.

Also see: All iPads with the A1416 Model Number, the 2498 EMC Number, and the iPad3,1 Model Identifier.
iOS 5.1 (9B176) Current*
Details: *This model is partially supported by the most recent version of iOS 7.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 7? For models that "partially" support iOS 7, which features are and are not supported?
9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 1.44 lbs. (652 g)
Details: The iPad 3rd Gen (held vertically) is 9.50 inches tall, 7.31 inches wide, and 0.37 of an inch deep (241.2 mm x 185.7 mm x 9.4 mm).

The iPad 3rd Gen version equipped only with Wi-Fi weighs 1.44 pounds (652 g).
Mac OS X 10.5.8 Windows XP SP3/Vista/7
Details: If syncing with iTunes is desired, Apple notes that Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10.6 or later is required to use this iPad with a Mac. To sync this iPad with a PC, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later is required as well as iTunes 10.6 or later.
Apple reports that the iPad 3rd Gen models support "HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4,Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
Apple reports that the iPad 3rd Gen models support "H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereoaudio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LCaudio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
The iPad 3rd Gen also includes a "dock connector to USB cable, 10W power adapter, and documentation".
US$499-US$699* US$275-US$400
Details: *There are three configurations of the iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only). Configurations include 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage -- in both white or black -- and sold for US$499, US$599, and US$699, respectively.

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Global original prices for the iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North America

C$519, C$619, C$719 US$499-US$699*

Original Prices - Europe

€479, €579, €679 €479, €579, €679
DKK 3,699, 4,399, 5,099 €479, €579, €679
€489, €589, €694 €479, €579, €679
€479, €579, €679 €479, €579, €679
€479, €579, €679 NOK 3.790, 4.590, 5.390
€479, €579, €679 €479, €579, €679
SEK 4.395, 5.195, 5.995 CHF 529, 629, 729
£399, £479, £559

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 3,688, 4,488, 5,288 HK$3,888, HK$4,688, HK$5,488
¥42,800, ¥50,800, ¥58,800 S$658, S$788, S$918
NT$15,500, NT$18,500, NT$21,500

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$539, A$649, A$759 NZ$729, NZ$879, NZ$1029

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