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5 things Apple didn't tell you about the new iPad

Last updated on: April 20, 2012 18:23 IST

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Plaban Manna

Get Ahead reader Plaban Manna tells you five things you didn't know about Apple's latest iteration of the iPad.

Plaban is currently studying computer science and engineering in Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal and owns three blogs: WebAdvices, TabletPhoneX and BlogMagician.

The new iPad for the rest of the world has already gone on sale recently, and the highly anticipated new Apple tablet has gone through lots of noticeable changes. We've already told you about what the new tablet has been blessed with in comparison to the iPad 2.

But besides all the new features such as Retina Display with mind boggling resolution, more powerful Apple A5X SoC that 'Outperforms the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset' and the new 5 mega pixel camera named 'iSight', we've just compiled a set of five more facts, which Apple hasn't told to you officially yet.

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1. RAM: Just doubled, now with 1 GB

This is something Apple always hesitates to let the real world know about how much virtual memory it has added into its latest tablet. But thanks to those first tear downs which successfully reveals that the new iPad indeed has 1 GB of DRAM.

Previous versions of the iPad has only 512 MB of memory.

The doubling of virtual memory ensures fluid processing and improved gaming experience with the addition of Quad core GPU.

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2. Display: Built by Samsung

Though, Apple and Samsung are going through a number of patent wars even as you read this, the two smartphone makers work closely when it comes to the display for the new iPad.

Samsung acts as a major component supplier for Apple's products. The new iPad's display is also confirmed to be a Samsung-made 9.7-inch LCD Retina Display.

However, the previous iPad version comes with LG-made displays with the same 9.7-incher and bears 1024 x 768 pixels resolution.

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3. Apple A5X chipset: Indeed, it's more muscular than Tegra 3, 'graphically'

The new A5X chipset is the same Apple A5 chipset with 1 GHz dual-core CPU with the 'X' added to signify the new Quad core GPU.

Well to be more exact a PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU and the SoC is built on Samsung's 45 nm LP CMOS process. Further, measurement also reveals that the new iPad's SoC is also around 36 per cent bigger in comparison to the previous System-On-Chip design.

While the controversy about the Quad core GPU is pretty much cleared whether the new Apple chipset is graphically 4x times or not with the courtesy of an Australian blogger who put the new iPad as well as NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered Asus Transformer Prime side-by side and the result showed that indeed, the new iPad outperforms the NVIDIA's so-called 4-Plus-1 chipset but not that '4x times'.

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4. Battery: (approximately) 70 per cent bigger in capacity over iPad 2

Despite the fact that the new iPad 3 has double RAM, Quad core GPU and higher resolution display, they've preserved its battery life up to 10 hours of life while using Wi-Fi and up to 9 hours while using it on 3G network mode.

But the hidden fact is the new iPad's battery size is also bumped up to nearly 70 per cent in capacity with 43 watt-hour or whopping 11,666 mAh, while the previous one was with just 25 watt-hour or 6930 mAh Li-Ion.

Also read: Samsung to launch two NEW and AFFORDABLE Galaxy Tabs

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5. Camera: This is the same camera unit found in the previous Apple iPhone 4

Well, it's not that much noticeable here but adding up an extra bit to something is always a plus. So, the new iPad's much-touted iSight camera is revealed as the same 5 megapixel one with back illuminated CMOS image sensor which is slightly better than the iPhone 4.

We hope you loved all the hidden or even surprising facts about the new Apple iPad 3, say thanks to the sources added below and don't forget to add your comments in the box below.

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