Is an iPad an MP3 Player?

You can find smaller, and less expensive, MP3 players than the iPad.
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Apple's iPad tablet is capable of many functions, including Web surfing, gaming, taking and editing photos and video, turn-by-turn navigation and playing music. While the iPad's price and size make it a bit impractical if all you want is an MP3 player, the device is certainly capable of fulfilling that function.

1 MP3 Capable

Every iPad comes with iTunes, which can play music files in a variety of formats, including MP3. While iTunes is the device's primary music player, and the simplest way to sync files and playlists from your computer with the desktop version of iTunes, you can also choose from a variety of third-party music players on the Apple App Store. These include Donut Player, MP3 Player, and Music First.

Micah McDunnigan has been writing on politics and technology since 2007. He has written technology pieces and political op-eds for a variety of student organizations and blogs. McDunnigan earned a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of California, Davis.