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The New iPad 3 Philippines Price, Features and Specifications

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The new iPad (or iPad 3) was officially launched in the Philippines by Globe a few days ago together with the announcement of their postpaid plans that will be bundled with the device.  Interestingly, the iPad 3 will be offered in a variety of plans including their low 499 plan. However, it is not that easy because you will be obliged to pay a rather hefty cash out to be eligible for the plan.

Before anything else, let’s start of with Apple’s official TV AD video and the presentation of the new iPad’s specifications and features:

New iPad 3

New iPad 3 Back

Display

  • Retina display
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Processor

  • Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics

Storage

  • 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi only

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Model for AT&T: 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Model for Verizon: 4G LTE (700 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only

 Multimedia Features

  • 5-megapixel iSight camera
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection in still images
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • Video stabilization
  • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) at 720p
  • AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video out support at 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cable sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery and Power Capacity

Wi-Fi only

  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Wi-Fi + Cellular

  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Size and Weight

Wi-Fi Only

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)

Wi-Fi + Cellular

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g)

New iPad 3 Wi-FiNew iPad 3 Cellular

As always, the plan 499 will be limited and will only have 292 hours of web surfing a month while the other one which is the plan 999 will come in with unlimited data for maximum surfing.  Sadly, even though the iPad 3 supports 4G LTE – Globe can only give (or promise) a speed of 7.2Mbps at most.

In case you’re thinking of going for Globe’s postpaid plans, here’s the list of their offers.

Globe Tattoo Plan 499

New iPad 16GB 4G + Wi-Fi

  • Php29,990 cash out

New iPad 32GB 4G + Wi-Fi

  • Php39,990 cash out

New iPad 64GB 4G + Wi-Fi

  • Php34,990 cash out

Globe Tattoo Plan 999

New iPad 16GB 4G + Wi-Fi

  • Php21,990 cash out

New iPad 32GB 4G + Wi-Fi

  • Php25,990 cash out

New iPad 64GB 4G + Wi-Fi

  • Php30,990 cash out

Since it is a postpaid plan, you will be subscribed to Globe with the usual 24-months lock-in period which means your hands will be tied. Anyway, the official Apple Store is always your friend if you don’t want to be committed in such contracts. Here’s their price list:

New iPad 3 Wi-Fi Only

  • 16GB – Php23,990
  • 32GB – Php28,990
  • 64GB – Php33,990
New iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • 16GB – Php29,990
  • 32GB – Php34,990
  • 64GB – Php39,990

You can also find the iPad 3 at WidgetCity. See their prices below.

New iPad 3 Wi-Fi Only

  • 16GB – Php23,200
  • 32GB – Php27,500
  • 64GB – Php32,000
New iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • 16GB – Php35,400
  • 32GB – Php36,900
  • 64GB – Php38,900

 

Photos, Video and Specifications and Copyright: www.apple.com

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