iPad 3rd Generation Datasheet

iPad 3rd Generation
Source: apple.com – iPad 3rd Generation

The Apple iPad 3rd Generation is a tablet designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2012 as part of the iPad series. The tablet was introduced on March 7, 2012, and its price started at $499.

The third-generation of iPad features a Dual-Core 1 GHz Apple A5X processor with Quad-Core graphics, 1 GB of RAM, 9.7″ multi-touch widescreen LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB / 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual camera system; front FaceTime camera (VGA), and rear 5.0 Mpix camera with 1080p video recording capability, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Dock connector, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, and 4G data capability.

This iPad was discontinued on October 23, 2012, and replaced by the iPad 4th Generation. Today iPad 3rd Generation is 12 years old!

iPad 3rd Generation Details

IntroducedMarch 7, 2012 – 12 years ago
ReleasedMarch 16, 2012 *1 – 12 years ago
March 23, 2012 *2 – 12 years ago
April 20, 2012 *3 – 12 years ago
April 27, 2012 *4 – 12 years ago
May 5, 2012 *5 – 12 years ago
May 11, 2012 *6 – 12 years ago
May 12, 2012 *7 – 12 years ago
May 25, 2012 *8 – 11 years ago
May 29, 2012 *9 – 11 years ago
July 20, 2012 *10 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 23, 2012 – 11 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 22, 2019 – 4 years ago
Time on the Market221 days (7 months)
Time of Support88 months (7 years)
Model IdentifieriPad3,1
Model NumberA1403
Order NumberMC705LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi Black)
MD328LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi White)
MC706LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi Black)
MD329LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi White)
MC707LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi Black)
MD330LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi White)
MD366LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi + 4G Black)
MD369LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi + 4G White)
MD367LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi + 4G Black)
MD370LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi + 4G White)
MD368LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi + 4G Black)
MD371LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi + 4G White)
MC733LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi + 4G CDMA Black)
MD363LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi + 4G CDMA White)
MC744LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi + 4G CDMA Black)
MD364LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi + 4G CDMA White)
MC756LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi + 4G CDMA Black)
MD365LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi + 4G CDMA White)
Original Price$499 (16 GB Wi-Fi)
$599 (32 GB Wi-Fi)
$699 (64 GB Wi-Fi)
$629 (16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
$729 (32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
$829 (64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
Weight1.44 – 1.46 Ibs. – 653 – 662 Grams
Dimensions9.5” H x 7.31” W x 0.37″ D
24.13 cm H x 18.56 cm W x 0.93 cm D
*1 Singapore, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, United States, Australia.
*2 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Romania.
*3 South Korea, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, Saint Martin, Uruguay, Venezuela.
*4 Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa, Thailand.
*5 Turkey.
*6 Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Morocco, Peru, Taiwan, Tunisia, Vietnam.
*7 Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
*8 Russia.
*9 Guam, Philippines.
*10 China.

iPad 3rd Gen Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A5X
Processor Speed1 GHz
Number of Cores2
Cache32 KB L1
1 MB L2


Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB


Memory1 GB LPDDR2


Graphics CardPowerVR SGX543MP4
Number of Cores4


Display9.7″ widescreen LCD Display
Resolution2048 x 1536
Pixel Density264 ppi


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up
Silence / Rotation


SensorsAmbient light
Three-axis gyroscope


Networks4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz)*
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)*
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)*
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)**
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
SIM slotmicro-SIM*
Ports1 – 30-pin dock connector
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
CameraVideo recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera (front) Video recording, Full HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom (back)
LocationAssisted GPS*/**
Digital compass
Audio InMicrophone
Audio OutMono Speaker
*Wi-Fi + 4G version only
**Wi-Fi + 4G CDMA version only


Audio FormatsHE-AAC (V1 and V2)
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio 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-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiOS 5.1
Maximum OSiOS 9.3.5 (Wi-Fi version)
iOS 9.3.6 (Wi-Fi + 4G version)
Intelligent AssistantSiri
iTunesiTunes 10.6 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


Battery42.5 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity11487 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Power AdapterApple 10W USB Power Adapter

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