Mar 142012

Apple Ipad 3 release date confirmed as March 16 in many countries including UK

Apple has confirmed as March 16 will be the release date for their much awaited Tablet Ipad 3. The apple stores will open for public from 8AM to sell their Ipad 3.

Officially unveiled by Apple CEO Tim Cook last week, the new iPad is to be made available for purchase this Friday, March 16th, in a selection of countries with France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore joining the US and UK in stocking the iPad 2 replacement on launch day.

Set to be released just nine days after its first public appearance the iPad 2 replacement will follow the trend set by last year’s iPad 2 launch with the eagerly awaited new iPad UK release date set to take place less than two weeks after its formal unveiling with the tablet to land boasting a Retina display and quad-core processor.

New Apple iPad 3 Specs

Originally believed to be heading to the iPad 2 and by far the most rumoured spec inclusion for the company’s latest tablet offering, Apple has revealed the iPad 3 will land boasting an iPhone 4S esque Retina display with the 9.7-inch screen to boast an impressive 2048 x 1536p resolution and 264 pixels-per inch.

Further bolstering the tablet’s impressive array of new specs, Apple has revealed that the iPad 3 will land with an A5X dual-core processor with a quad-core GPU graphics chip. Improving the tablet’s camera options, the iPad 3 will play host to an iSight camera capable of Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities with video stabilisation and noise reduction features as standard.

Whilst not featuring the company’s iPhone 4S exclusive voice commanded personal assistant Siri has not made the jump to the iPad 3, the tablet will play host to voice dictation features allowing users to seamlessly transcribe letters at will. For US users the tablet will also play host to 4G LTE connectivity options.

Fulfilling a flurry of rumours, the iPad 3 will land almost 1mm thicker than its predecessor lining up at 9.4mm thick and 1.4lbs (635g) in weight.

New Apple iPad 3 Price

With the long awaited new Apple iPad 3 now a thing of reality following its official unveiling, Apple has revealed the tablet will follow the pricing structure of its predecessor with new iPad 3 prices to start from just £399.

Despite a number of pre-release rumours suggesting the inclusion of a 9.7-inch Retina display would see the market leading tablet follow-on land as much as £50 more expensive than its predecessor, Apple has officially revealed it will maintain the pricing plans set out by the formerly dominant iPad 2.

Kicking off with the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, those looking to snap up the third-generation iOS tablet will need to part with £399 with those requiring 32GB or 64GB of internal storage having to splurge £479 or £559 respectively.

On the Wi-Fi + 3G front, wannabe iPad 3 owners looking to access the web at will need to part with £499, £579 or £659 depending on their choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage options.

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