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iPad 3 vs iPad 10th Gen

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The iPad (3rd generation) was released in March 2012, and the iPad (10th generation) was released in October 2022. Features of the 3rd generation iPad include a 9.7” Retina display, a dual-core Apple A5X chip, and up to 64GB of storage. Features of the 10th generation iPad include a 10.9” Liquid Retina display, an Apple A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, and up to 256GB of storage. The 10th-generation iPad was also the first to arrive in a wider variety of colors.

Price Comparison

iPad 3 vs iPad 10th Gen Pricing

Prices for used iPad 10th Gen start at $298. Pricing data for iPad 3 is not available at this time.

Specs Comparison

The iPad (3rd generation) hardware features include a 9.7” Retina display, an Apple A5X chip, up to 64GB of storage, a 5MP iSight rear camera, a VGA-quality FaceTime front camera, and a 30-pin dock connector. The 3rd gen iPad also features WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a built-in speaker, a microphone, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro-SIM card tray with assisted GPS with GLONASS on the WiFi + Cellular model. The iPad (10th generation) hardware features include a 10.9” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, up to 256GB of storage, a 12MP wide-angle rear camera, a 12MP ultra-wide landscape front camera with Center Stage, a USB-C connector, and a side power button with Touch ID for device security. The 10th generation iPad also features also includes WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2, landscape stereo speakers, dual microphones, and a SIM card tray with GPS and GNSS on the WiFi + Cellular model. The WiFi + Cellular 10th generation iPad also supports eSIM.

Size

The iPad (3rd gen) measurements are as follows: 9.50” (H) x 7.31” (W) x 0.37” (D), with a 9.7” display size. The WiFi-only iPad (3rd gen) weighs 1.44 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.46 pounds. In comparison, the iPad (10th gen) measures 9.79” (H) x 7.07” (W) x 0.28” (D) and features a 10.9” display size. The WiFi-only iPad (10th gen) weighs 1.05 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.06 pounds.

Camera

The iPad (3rd generation) features a 5MP iSight camera on the back and a VGA-quality FaceTime camera on the front. The iPad (10th generation) features a 12MP wide-angle rear camera and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera. The front camera on the 10th generation iPad has a 122-degree field-of-view, is set for landscape mode, and supports Center Stage.

Color Choices

iPad 3

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Gray

Which iPad 3 color should you buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Available in 4 colors:

  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Yellow

Which color iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 3 vs iPad 10th Gen Colors

The iPad 3 and iPad 10th Gen have completely different color choices. The iPad 3 offers three color choices: Black, White, and Gray. The iPad 10th Gen sports four different color choices: Silver, Yellow, Blue, and Pink.
Swappasaurus

The iPad (3rd generation) has a Silver back with either a Black or White bezel on the front around the display. The iPad (10th generation) is available in Silver, Blue, Pink, and Yellow.

Storage Options

iPad 3

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB

Which iPad 3 storage should I buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 3 vs iPad 10th Gen Storage

The iPad 10th Gen introduces one new storage option not found on the iPad 3: 256GB. Both the iPad 3 and iPad 10th Gen share one storage option: 64GB. However, the iPad 10th Gen does not have options for 32GB and 16GB, as seen on the iPad 3.
Swappasaurus

The 3rd generation iPad is available with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage space, and the 10th generation iPad is available with 64GB or 256GB of storage.

Reviews

iPad 3

5 reviews 4.6 stars

iPad 10th Gen

9 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad 3 vs iPad 10th Gen Reviews

Users rate the iPad 3 with 4.6 stars, compared to the iPad 10th Gen with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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