Pick up the iPad with Retina display and suddenly, it’s clear. You’re actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. That’s because the fundamental elements of iPad — the display, the processor, the cameras, the wireless connection — all work together to create the best possible experience. And they make iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined.
The best display ever on a mobile device.
Everything you do with iPad, you do through its large, beautiful display. And when the display is better, the entire iPad experience is better. The Retina display on iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, rich color saturation, and an astounding 3.1 million pixels. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV. Those pixels are so close together, your eyes can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance. When you can’t see the pixels, you see the whole picture. Or article. Or game. In ways you never could before.
2048 x 1536 HDTV
1920 x 1080 iPad with Retina display has a million more pixels than an HDTV.
Twice the speed. Twice the graphics performance.
The new A6X chip inside iPad is our most powerful mobile chip yet. It delivers up to twice the CPU and graphics performance of the A5X chip. And it makes iPad feel faster and even more responsive. Apps launch instantly and run smoothly. Graphics‑intensive games are fluid and lifelike on the gorgeous Retina display. And with improved image signal processing built into the A6X chip, the photos and videos you take with the 5‑megapixel iSight camera look sharper and even more Retina worthy.
10-hour battery life.
iPad features a 3.1-million-pixel Retina display and an advanced processor and graphics. How much of an effect does that have on battery life? Almost none. You still get up to 10 hours of power to read, watch, play, write, and create whatever you want, all you want.1
iPhoto is everything you love about viewing, editing, and sharing photos — but with the power and simplicity of Multi‑Touch. View iPhoto in the App Store
You can shoot 1080p HD movies from your iPad. And with iMovie, you can turn that footage into a Hollywood-style trailer or mini feature film. View iMovie in the App Store
GarageBand lets you play a collection of Touch and Smart Instruments that sound just like their real counterparts — but let you do things you never could on a real instrument. View GarageBand in the App Store
Apple-designed templates and easy-to-use formatting tools let you create beautiful letters, flyers, reports, invitations, and more. View Pages in the App Store
Make innovative spreadsheets in a few taps with over 250 easy-to-use functions, an intelligent keyboard, flexible tables, and fun 3D charts. View Numbers in the App Store
Create presentations with elegantly designed themes, custom graphic styles, stunning transitions, animated 3D charts, and more. View Keynote in the App Store
Keep up with the people you know. Share your updates, photos, and videos. And see what friends and family are up to. View Facebook in the App Store
MLB.com At Bat
See every pitch and every at bat — live on iPad. Get home and away radio broadcasts, video highlights, news, stats, and more. View MLB.com At Bat in the App Store
Get great deals on food and wine, and read exclusive stories and recipes from famous chefs and food writers. View Gilt Taste in the App Store
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Browse design photos by style, room, or location, and find local designers who can make your design dreams a reality. View Houzz Interior Design Ideas in the App Store
Barefoot World Atlas
Learn about different regions of the planet, encounter amazing wildlife, discover landmarks, and see the world in 3D. View Barefoot World Atlas in the App Store
Mint.com Personal Finance
Manage your finances with a free account from Mint.com. View balances for your bank and credit card accounts, group spending by category, and more. View Mint.com Personal Finance in the App Store
Right out of the box, iPad takes the things you do every day and makes them extraordinary. Map out your next adventure. Then shoot it in 1080p HD. Ask Siri to help you find the best pizza in town. Watch a webcast or a movie. Read a best seller or a magazine. Check email. Send messages. Or stay in touch face-to-face over FaceTime. You’ll be amazed at how much is built right in.2
Learn more about built-in apps
Over 275,000 apps from the App Store.
The App Store is home to more than 275,000 iPad apps and counting.3 But quantity is only part of the story. These are beautiful, immersive, made-just-for-iPad apps. And they change the way you do everything. You can make a spreadsheet for work, make a Hollywood-style trailer for fun, plan a lesson, plan a trip, or simply plan a meal — all on a single device.
Learn more about apps from the App Store
Wave hello with the new FaceTime HD camera.
FaceTime on iPad puts you face-to-face — even when you’re miles apart. You can make a video call over Wi‑Fi or cellular,4 so if you’re out and about, your friends and family are never out of the loop. And now with the new FaceTime HD camera, everyone can get an even better view of you and what’s around you. You can also use it for taking self-portraits or recording 720p HD video.
Record HD video in full 1080p.
Sometimes life takes you by surprise. You’re reading on your iPad while waiting for the train when you spy a talented performer on the platform. Or you’re browsing the web on the couch when your dog trots by wearing your daughter’s tutu. The iSight camera on iPad lets you capture all these unpredictable, beautiful, and hilarious moments. In 1080p HD, no less. And with automatic video stabilization, your recording is free of bumps and shakes. Which is a big advantage when you’re laughing uncontrollably.Video Stabilization
Watch the demo
Shoot 5‑megapixel still images.
The 5‑megapixel iSight camera features a backside illumination sensor that captures great-looking pictures whether by sunlight or candlelight. When you shoot photos, the big, beautiful Retina display becomes a big, beautiful viewfinder — giving you plenty of room to compose your shot. Autofocus, tap to focus, and tap to set exposure functions mean every photo you take instantly becomes frameworthy. And with built-in face detection that automatically balances focus and exposure across up to 10 faces, there’s more room for more grins. So everyone look at iPad and say “Cheese.”
Advanced Wi‑Fi technology. Built in.
The new Wi‑Fi capabilities built into iPad keep you connected faster than ever — up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad. With dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi‑Fi and support for channel bonding, download speeds can reach up to 150 Mbps.5 Translation: Many of the things you do every day may start to feel a whole lot faster.
Next-generation cellular connectivity — up to LTE.
If you want to connect to the Internet even when you don’t have access to Wi‑Fi, choose iPad with Wi‑Fi + Cellular. It now supports even more ultrafast cellular networks around the world — including LTE wireless networks6 and other advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. So you can download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds — without a contract or long-term commitment. Learn more
Just ask Siri.
Siri is the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done, just by asking. Talk to Siri as you would to a person: Ask “Do I need an umbrella?” or “Did the Giants win last night?” or “What time is the barbecue on Sunday?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean. It figures out the right apps to use to find the right answer. Then, just like a personal assistant, Siri provides you with the information you need.7 Learn more about Siri
All you have to do is ask.
The world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
At the core of every iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch is iOS. It includes all the built-in apps you use every day and all the intuitive technology — like Multi‑Touch and Siri — that makes iPad so advanced. With every free iOS update comes even more capability for your devices. You’ll find the latest version, iOS 6, already installed on iPad. So right out of the box, you get more than 200 new features to make the things you do every day even better. Learn more about iOS
Your content. On all your devices.
iCloud is built right into iPad. Just turn it on and you’ll have instant access to all the things you need, whether you’re on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.8 New features in iOS 6 let you do even more with iCloud. Share the photos you want with the people you choose using Shared Photo Streams. Locate, lock, and recover your misplaced iPad easier than ever. Browse a web page on one device and pick up where you left off on another device using iCloud Tabs. And that’s just for starters. Learn more about iCloud
A new way to get connected.
Part of every new iPad is the all-new Lightning connector. It’s 80 percent smaller than the 30‑pin connector. And it features an all-digital, eight-signal design that’s significantly more durable. Another brilliant feature of Lightning: It’s reversible. Which means there’s no wrong way to plug in the cable.
Lightning to 30‑pin Adapter.
If you have an iPad accessory that depends on the 30‑pin connector, you can still connect it to your new iPad. Simply use a Lightning to 30‑pin Adapter (sold separately).
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- Reversible plug‑in cable
Stream via AirPlay.
All the great stuff on your iPad — your music, photos, and videos — can stream wirelessly to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV9 or to AirPlay-enabled speakers over a Wi‑Fi network. With just a tap on the AirPlay icon, you can rock the house with your favorite album, have a movie night, or show off some photos. And go big. Learn more about AirPlay
Print via AirPrint.
Print right from your iPad over Wi‑Fi with AirPrint. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. Print from Mail, Photos, Safari, and iBooks. Or any of the iWork apps — Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. With just a few taps, you can send whatever's onscreen to an AirPrint‑enabled printer.
- Polyurethane covers
- Leather covers
- iPad color
iPad Smart Cover.
What a smart pair. iPad and the iPad Smart Cover, that is.10 Smart magnetic technology built into each one really pulls them together. The iPad Smart Cover snaps perfectly into place to protect your iPad screen. Open the Smart Cover and your iPad wakes up. Close it and your iPad goes to sleep. Fold the Smart Cover and it becomes a stand. It’s all just so, well, smart. View more iPad accessories
iPad Smart Case.
The iPad Smart Case covers your iPad — both front and back — yet still retains the thin, light design of iPad.10 Like the Smart Cover, it folds easily into a stand for reading, typing, and watching video. And it automatically wakes and sleeps iPad on open and close. Made from polyurethane, it’s available in six bright colors. And you can personalize it with free laser engraving on the Apple Online Store. View more iPad accessories