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91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Apple's latest iPad is blisteringly quick and offers even better battery life than before. With a beautiful display and a massive app selection, it's the one to get.
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Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
9.722
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020
Model
64GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
No

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
16GB AT&T 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
32GB AT&T 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
16GB Verizon 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
64GB AT&T 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
64GB Verizon 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
32GB Verizon 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
No

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
32GB Sprint 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
No

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
16GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
32GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
No

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
64GB Sprint 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
No

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
16GB Sprint 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
No

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
128GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
No

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (128 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
128GB AT&T 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (128 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
128GB Verizon 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (128 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
128GB Sprint 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
No

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
2048x1536
Pixel density
264 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (128 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
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