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Apple iPad 3 Vs iPad 2 Comparison

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The new iPad (a.k.a the iPad 3) was just released. Want to see specs for the New iPad?  Want to see the iPad 3 compared to the iPad 2?  Check out our Apple iPad 3 Vs iPad 2 Comparison Chart to see iPad specs and other product details..


iPad 3 Vs iPad 2 Comparison

The chart below contains the product specifications for the iPad 3 and the iPad 2:

iPad Specs

iPad 3 specs

iPad 2 specs

Release Date March 16, 2012 March 11th, 2011
Firmware OS iOS 5.1 iOS 5.1
CPU A5X A5
Weight and Dimensions

iPad 3 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)

iPad 3 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)

iPad 2 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)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G for AT&T

  • 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)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.34 pounds (607 g)
Display
  • High-resolution Retina display
  • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
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
  • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • 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
  • Tap to control exposure for video or stills
  • Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi
Storage 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB
Wireless Data

iPad 3 Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology

iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T

  • 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz)2; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only3

iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon

  • 4G LTE (700 MHz)2; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only

 

iPad 2 Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G for AT&T

  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon

  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only

 

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
Expansion slot No Expansion Slot No Expansion Slot
Pricing detail

Wi-Fi

  • $499 16GB
  • $599 32GB
  • $699 64GB

Wi-Fi + 4G

  • $629 16GB
  • $729 32GB
  • $829 64GB

Wi-Fi

  • $399 16GB

Wi-Fi + 3G

  • $529 16GB
Siri on iPad? No No

Which iPad should you buy?

Check out the article “iPad 3 vs iPad 2 vs iPad 1: Which ipad should I buy?” for important factors to consider when deciding between the iPad 3 and the iPad 2.  You will also see the Tech Guru’s recommendation.

Did you buy the iPad 3?  Are you going to keep your iPad 2 or iPad 1 instead?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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