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iPad (third generation)
The logo of the third generation iPad, reading: "The new iPad"
A picture of the third generation iPad
The third generation iPad
Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn
Product family iPad
Type Tablet computer
Discontinued October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)
Units sold Three million in first three days
Operating system Original: iOS 5.1
Current: iOS 8.1.1, released November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)
Power Internal rechargeable non-removable 42.5 W·h (153 kJ) 11,560 mAh (3,7 V) lithium-ion polymer battery
System-on-chip used Apple A5X
CPU 1 GHz[1] dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
Memory 1024 MB LP DDR2[2]
Storage 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB
Display 9.7 inches (250 mm) 2,048 × 1,536 px color IPS LCD display at (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio
Graphics PowerVR SGX543MP4
Sound Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Audio Formats: 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 & 4, AEA, AAX, and AAX+), ALAC, AIFF, and WAV
Input Multi-touch touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis gyroscope, microphone, magnetometer, accelerometer, Assisted GPS + cellular Micro-SIM card tray (Cellular model only)
Camera Front: FaceTime 0.3 MP camera with VGA-quality photos and video
Back: 5 MP iSight camera with 1080p video capture at 30 frame/s
Connectivity All models: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Apple 30-pin dock connector
Wi-Fi + Cellular model: also includes GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (700, 2100 MHz)
Wi-Fi + Cellular model on Verizon also includes CDMA EvDO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz) GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), and LTE (700 MHz)
Online services iTunes Store, App Store, MobileMe, iBookstore, Game Center, iCloud
Dimensions 9.50 in (241 mm) (height)
7.31 in (186 mm) (width)
0.37 in (9.4 mm) (depth)
Weight Wi-Fi model: 1.44 lb (650 g)
Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 1.46 lb (660 g)
Predecessor iPad 2
Successor iPad (4th generation)

The third generation iPad (sold as The new iPad, sometimes called the iPad 3)[3] is a tablet computer that is made and sold by Apple Inc. It added new features, such as a Retina display, a new Apple A5X processor, a 5 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, and support for LTE networks in North America.