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Apple iPad 3rd-gen

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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

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Pros
  • Amazing display
  • LTE speeds
  • Improved camera
  • Comparable battery life with LTE
Cons
  • No 128GB option
  • Slightly larger and heavier

Reviews

93
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 22

92
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 197
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
9.7
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 10
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Maximum battery life
Tablet
IOS
9.7
Internal storage
Yes
Up to 10

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

100
iS1M5
From the moment I turned the device on, a lot like the iPhone 4, the difference...read more
90
BenBtg
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Cleemice
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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