Apple iPad 3 vs iPad 2 has become one of the most popular topic just few days. Until today, we know everything except the name of the newly launched iPad from Apple. iPad fans were desperately waiting for the name of new device but in the whole event, Apple CEO ‘Tim Cook’ and his team was simply calling the new device as the “New iPad”.
In past few of days there were rumors flooding all over the web and strong focus was on the name as “iPad HD or the iPad3”. Well but everything remained shadowed in the iPad launch happened at 7th March in the grand event held at San Francisco where they pronounced it as “New iPad”.
However the clouds are not clear yet and we have to wait until 16th March when the new air will bring the market name of “New iPad”. March 16th is the date which is being decided by the Apple to fill up the shelves of Apple store with the ‘New iPad’.
The coming next generation iPad will cost the same as of the iPad 2. You can get the variants from USD 499 to USD 829, depending upon the storage capacity and with Wifi capability.
What’s new in the new iPad?
To answer this question briefly let’s has a look at the Apple iPad 3 vs iPad 2 comparison below.
Apple iPad 3 vs iPad 2 Comparison
|Features||iPad 2||iPad 3 (2012)|
|Firmware OS||iPad 2 is powered with iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 51||Whereas new iPad is powered with iOS 5.1|
|Dimensions||It’s a 9.5×7.31×0.34 inch device weighing 1.34 pounds||It’s a 9.5×7.31×0.37 inch tab with weight of 1.44 pounds|
|Display||iPad 2 is equipped with 9.7-inch touch display which allows the resolution of 1024×768 pixels||iPad 3 on the other hand offers 9.7-inch with screen resolution of 2048×1536 pixel on Retina Display.|
|Camera||Basic camera which is capable to record 720p HD video. It has auto focus and also has front VGA camera||It has 5 MP camera and is capable of recording HD at 1080p along with front facing VGA camera.|
|Processor||It is powered with 1 GHz dual core A5 processor with dual core GPU||It has 1Ghz dual core A5X processor with quad core GPU.|
|Storage||16GB, 32, GB and 64GB memory variant||16GB, 32, GB and 64GB variant|
|Expansion slot||No option||No option|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) along with Bluetooth 2.1||Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) along with Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery power||Li-Po 25 Wh||Li-Po 42.5 Wh|
|Cellular options||3G AT&T and Verizon models||4G LTE AT&T and Verizon models|
|Pricing detail||After the price cut off, iPad 2 is available in USD 399 for 16GB with WiFi model and 3G model in USD 529 with 16GB||iPad 3 is being launched in the older price range of iPad 2. For Wifi model you have to pay: USD 499 for 16GB, USD 599 for 32GB, USD 699 for 64GB;
and for 4G LTE model the price range is USD 629 for 16GB, USD 729 for 32GB, and USD 829 for 64GB
For Apple Fans who already hold the ownership of Apple iPad 2, the New iPad has nothing extra except the 5 MP camera, high resolution and few minor features. However for those who are planning to buy iPad for the first time, the New iPad is worth to pay for its elegance along with the high capabilities in the compact device.
Will you buy to the new iPad? or buy iPad 2 which is now available for much lesser price?
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