After announcing the iPad 3 earlier this month by the Apple CEO Tim Cook in an Apple event in San Francisco, California, latest reports say all pre-order of iPad 3 stock has been sold and that March 19 is the earliest ship date for online orders. “Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased,” said Apple in a statement. “Customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date.
iPad 3 sports 9.7-inch Retina Display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, a A5X dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, LTE radio, a rear-facing 5 MP iSight camera with 5-element lens, IR filter and ISP, Full HD 1080p video recording which also supports face detection. In addition, there is a front facing VGA FaceTime camera as well that comes with voice detection.
As for networking, iPad 3 supports 4G LTE on Verizon and AT&T, and 3G for the rest of the world, but it also has hotspot capabilities. Regarding the battery, it still has 10 hours of battery life – but 9 hours of battery life on 4G. It will be 9.4mm thin, and will weigh 1.4lbs. There are several models available, the WiFi-only models cost $449 for 16GB, $529 for 32GB, and $619.98for 64GB, while the models that support both WiFi and 4G cost $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.
Again iPad 3 is already available for pre-order, and shipping started early this March (16th to be speficic) in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia, while 30 other additional countries will have to wait for March 23rd.