iPad 3 vs iPad 2

 

Features iPad 3 iPad 2
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Price: Wi-Fi $499 16GB; $599 32GB; $699 64GB $399 16GB
Price: Wi-Fi w/4G for iPad 3 and 3G for iPad 2 $629 16GB; $729 32GB; $829 64GB $529 16GB
Screen Size 9.7″ Diagonally 9.7″ Diagonally
Display

High-resolution Retina display
    2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)  

LED-backlit glossy widescreen multi-touch display with IPS technology;1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)

Dimensions 9.5″ x 7.31″ x 0.37″ 9.5″ x 7.31″ x 0.34″
Weight (pound) 1.44 1.33
Chip  a5xchip a5chip
Camera iSight camera with 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1 megapixel
Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Battery Life up to 10 hours on wi-fi; up to 9 hours using cellular data network up to 10 hours on wi-fi; up to 9 hours using cellular data network
Connectivity Wi-Fi + 4G via AT & T and Verizon Wi-Fi + 3G via AT&T and Verizon
Voice Dictation Yes  N/A
Languages Supported English, French, German & Japanese N/A
Warranty 1 year limited warranty 1 year limited warranty
What’s Included iPad 3 device, dock connector to USB cable, 10W USB power adapter iPad 2 device, dock connector to USB cable, 10W USB power adapter
Where to Buy iPad 3
iPad 2 at Apple.com  or at Amazon.com

 

Differences and Similarities between iPad 3 and iPad 2

Differences:

Retina Display: iPad 3 with 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) 

Benefit: More viewing pleasure with sharper image, crisper text and cleaner-edge display

 

Chip/Processor: iPad 3 uses A5X quad-core chip graphics to fuel four times more pixels than iPad2

Benefit: Better display and images without compromising the speed of rendering (e.g. downloading images and streaming videos)

 

Camera: iPad 3 has a much better quality iSight camera with 5 megapixel vs 1 megapixel in iPad2

Benefit: Much better quality pictures

 

Wireless Connection: 4G LTE is available in iPad 3

Benefit: Instantaneous reading and viewing without sitting around for the image to download or the video to buffer

 

Voice Dictation: Available in iPad 3 for those who want to speak to their iPad instead of typing in the iPad

Benefit: Save time and effort from typing

 

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Dimensions and Weight: Minute differences between iPad 3 and iPad 2

Color: Both black and white

On-Device Storage: The same for both versions with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB

Who Should Buy the New iPad?

  • If you are an addict to new gadgets and always want to have the best and the greatest…
  • If you have iPad1 for a couple of years and want to upgrade to iPad3 for the new enhanced features…
  • If money is never object for you…
  • If you really appreciate the differences in pixels and resolution in the display…
  • If you can find an excuse to re-gift your old iPad to your daughter or another friend…

Who Shouldn’t Buy iPad 3?

  • If you are struggling to put food on the table or pay for gas…
  • If you have iPad 2 and are really happy with it…
  • If pixels and resolution don’t mean a thing to you or to your eyes…
  • If waiting for an extra 10 seconds doesn’t make a dent in your life…