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Apple iPad 3 (3rd gen Early 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5679 reviews of Apple iPad 3 (3rd gen Early 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas comments about the reliability and price are different. Many are less positive about the storage.

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad 3 (3rd gen Early 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 835 user reviews of Apple iPad 3 (3rd gen Early 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and performance also get good views, whereas the touch screen and storage get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

reliability, storage, touch screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 3RD GENERATIONApple iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 3RD GENERATION

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad 3 (3rd gen Early 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2152 user reviews of Apple iPad 3 (3rd gen Early 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the touch screen and reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

portability, reliability, touch screen

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 MD370LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi + AT&T 4G, White) 3rd Generation

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iPad (3rd Generation)

 

Apple new iPad review: A truly outstanding display makes the third-generation iPad the best yet

4G capable in Australia ; Improved front-facing camera ; Quality app ecosystem

Only a minor upgrade over 3rd Gen ; Lightning accessories are expensive ; Gets warm with regular use

The 4th Generation iPad is only a minor improvement over its predecessor but still remains the tablet to beat. An upgraded A6X processor, Apple's new Lightning connector and a better front facing camera are the main differences. All in all this is an...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com.au)

Apple iPad March 2012 review: Apple iPad March 2012

 

Apple iPad March 2012

Apple's ; 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 AT&T...

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.

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com.au)

Apple iPad (2012)

 

When the original iPad bounded out of the starting gate, it took a huge lead before its competitors figured out what was going on. With the iPad 2, Apple lapped the competition once more by setting design expectations that were nearly impossible to...

Stunning new screen Has the world's largest app and media store to feed it content Dual-carriage HSPA+ on Next G network

Slightly heavier than last year's model Apps and movies optimised for the screen might take up more space Ports for HDMI, USB and SD require adapters

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : David Richards (smarthouse.com.au)

Apple iPad 03

 

If you own an iPad 2 should you upgrade to the new iPad 3? The answer is no, unless you have more money than sense, but there is a case for upgrading from the first model to Apple's latest offering.

This is a classic Apple piece of work, sleek smart and highly practicle. It hits all the right buttons which is what Apple is famous for

It is not 4G and Apple with all their $97 Billion in the bank should have had a little respect for all the devotion that Australian consumers have given them in the past and gone out and delivered a 4G model that actually worked in Country. Samsung and...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Brian Lam (gizmodo.com.au)

Apple iPad Review

 

How and where you'll use the iPad are of the essence.***Breakfast in New York. Sitting in a booth at Cafe Habana, people are staring as I type...

Deep Dives Understanding the iPad’s Industrial Design Understanding the iPad’s Software The Teardown Screen Quality Battery Life Wireless Reception Speed Tests iPhone App Upscaling Typing, Input and Keyboards Pooptest Guides, Tips and Apps How To Set...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Apple iPad (2012)

 

That has NOTHING to do with my original comment. The article placed on Cnet Australia was a disgrace in that it completely ignored the HUGE downfall of the ipad in Australia.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Apple iPad (2012)

 

Seriously? Obviously these people don't read any real news online, otherwise they would realise, as Joseph pointed out, syndication happens everywhere. If you read anything on The Age or SMH websites you will notice there is content shared from the...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Apple iPad (2012)

 

We aren't against Joseph, we are actually for him. We would have just liked an Australian review in Australian conditions

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Apple iPad (2012)

 

I can't believe it. You didn't even write a review. this is one that you copied off the ameican cnet. Disgraceful Donald Bell. You couldn't even edit it so that 4g was removed. It's obvious that it's incompatible with Australia's 4g network.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Apple iPad (2012)

 

Had purchased IPad 2 believing it to be the best. Since found out that without Adobe flashplayer it is quite limited for me.Went to watch channel 7 shows (eg my kitchen rules) but none will work without adobe flashplayer.Also some websites require AFP....

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
FM radio: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Microphone included:No / Yes
Music player: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
Polyphonic rings quantity:64 / 72
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:11560
Battery capacity (Watt hours):11560 / 42.5 / 45
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:9
Continuous audio playback time:10
Continuous video playback time:10

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Digital Zoom:2
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 5
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1536 x 2048 / 2048 x 1536 / 2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1.2
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display:TFT
Display diagonal:24.6 / 7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 240 x 400 / 320 x 240 / 432 x 240
Display Technology:IPS
External display:No / Yes
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes

Media formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AIFF,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC,DOCX,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:0,5 / 0.5 / 1 / 37 / 50
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:16 / 8

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA, HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:4G / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / No
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-20 - 45
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 35 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 3000
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Battery charging indication: Yes
Browser supported:HTML
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X v10.5.8+\nWindows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional SP3+ / Mac OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home/Professional SP 3 / Mac OS X v10.5.8\nWindows XP/Vista/7 / OS X v10.5.8 +\nWindows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Home / Professional SP 3 + / OS X v10.6.8 +, Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Home / Professional, SP 2 + / OS X v10.6.8 +\nWindows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Home / Professional, SP 2 +
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Docking connector:No / Yes
Floppy drive installed: No
Interface:USB
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
Networking features:WLAN / WLAN, 4G
Networking type:GSM
Number of Processors Supported:1
Operating system installed:N, -
Playable formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA
Playback formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Smartphone: No
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback:No / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included:No / Yes
Cables included:USB / UTP
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3 / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG, TIF / JPG, TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Video compression formats:AVI, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / M4V, MOV, MP4
Windows operating systems supported:115-240V, 50/60Hz (+/-2Hz) / 76.2 x 45 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Java technology: Yes
Office support: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
vCard: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB version:2.0

Power

AC adapter power:10 / 25
Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):550 / 600
Talk time (2G):10 / 14

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4
Processor Model:A5X / A6X

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No

Software

Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:5 / 6
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:No / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Silver / White
Subscription type:No subscription
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.15 / 1.19 / 9.4
Height :10.2 / 10.4 / 18.6 / 24.1 / 241.2
Weight:652 / 662 / 90 / 92 / 96
Width:18.6 / 185.7 / 24.1 / 5.3 / 5.8