Apple iPad 2 And New iPad (iPad 4G) Comparison

By | March 15, 2012

Apple iPad 2 And New iPad (iPad 4G) Comparison

The new iPad3 or iPad HD is officially released and it will be available in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japanese markets from March 16th 2012, i.e from tomorrow.

It is well known that the revolution in the gadgets market began with Apple iPad, many tablets of the same caliber to the market introduced by inspired from the Apple iPad and opened up a whole new era or digital world. Although, Apple’s second generation iPad 2 is not the tablet with the best hardware specs in the market today, still it is considered as one of the best tablets in terms of usability, and Apple will continue with the production of iPad 2 for some more time. Meantime, we are looking at Apple iPad 3 to set the bar sky-high for others to follow effectively, giving the company a safe window to get along with their product. Apple offers the new iPad at the same price pattern as iPad 2 at launch, starting from $499 and same pre order strategy. However, it has dropped the iPad 2 pricing by $100.

The differences between the two ipads are quite stark, however, the price difference may sway users that prefer value for money, over top-range features. If you are a big fan of Apple iPad and want to know more about it here is a quick comparison between the new iPad and the iPad 2 for you.

Model
New iPad
iPad 2
Chip
A5X (Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics)
A5 (Dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip)
Display
High-resolution Retina display.
2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi).
1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi).
Camera
Back camera:iSight camera: 5-megapixel with autofocus; tap to focus; face detection in still images; video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; video stabilization.
Front camera:FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second.
Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom.
Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera.
Weight and Dimensions
Wi-Fi
– Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
– Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
– Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
– Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)
Wi-Fi + 4G
– Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
– Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
– Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
– Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g)
Wi-Fi
– Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
– Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
– Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
– Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
Wi-Fi + 3G
– Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
– Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
– Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
– Weight: 1.35 pounds (613 g)
Wireless
Wi-Fi
– Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
– Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Wi-Fi
– Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
– Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
3G/4G
4G
Only 3G
Battery Life
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Price
Wi-Fi
  • 16GB WiFi only- $499 (Rs. 25,000 Approx.)
  • 32GB WiFi only- $599 (Rs. 30,100 Approx.)
  • 64GB WiFi only- $699 (Rs. 35,150 Approx.)
Wi-Fi + 4G
  • 16GB WiFi + 4G- $629 (Rs. 31,600 Approx.)
  • 32GB WiFi + 4G- $729 (Rs. 37,000 Approx.)
  • 64GB WiFi + 4G- $829 (Rs. 42,000 Approx.)

Wi-Fi

  • $399.00 16GB
Wi-Fi + 3G
  • $529.00 16GB
(Price in India: Starting at Rs. 24,500 for 16GB Wi-Fi model and Rs. 32,900 for 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Comparison between Apple New iPad and Apple iPad 2

  • Apple’s new iPad is powered by Apple A5X dual core processor and quad core graphics while Apple iPad 2 is powered by 1GHz dual core processor and dual core GPU on top of Apple A5 chipset.
  • Apple iPad 3rd generation has 9.7 inches HD IPS capacitive touchscreen featuring a monster resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels at a pixel density of 264ppi while Apple iPad 2 has 9.7 inches LED backlit IPS capacitive touchscreen featuring a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at a pixel density of 132ppi.
  • Apple iPad 3 has 5MP of camera that can capture 1080p HD videos at 30 fps while Apple iPad 2 may has 0.7MP of camera that can capture 720p videos @ 30 fps.
  • The new iPad offers super-fast 4G LTE connectivity while Apple iPad 2 have to satisfy with HSDPA connectivity.

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