Differences between iPad 2 and iPad 3

When iPad 2 came out, many of us were impressed by its great functionalities. The first iPad was released in April of 2010 and it sold around 3 million pieces in only 80 days. iPad became the first gadget in line of the apple tablet computers. Now the iPad 3 is getting released in a few days. It is said that the iPad 3 release date is 16th or 19th of March’ 2012. For those who were planning to purchase the iPad 2 and now the iPad 3 is coming out, you must be wondering what the differences between iPad 2 and iPad 3 are. Well here are some points on this matter;


  • Display – iPad 2’s display screen is a 9.7“ multi touch LED back lighting screen with a resolution of 1024×768. This screen is also scratch resistant and it is finger coating. iPad 3 has a 9.7” multi touch Retina LED back lighting display with a resolution of 2048×1536.
  • Processor – iPad 2 consists of a clocked dual core Apple A5 system on a chip and the iPad 3 has a dual core A5X system on a chip which provides the iPad 3 with higher and better performance.
  • Wireless connections – iPad 2 consists of 3G, 2G and WiFi connections while iPad 3 consists of an improved 3G transitional LTE and 4G as well as WiFi.
  • Size and Weight – iPad 3 is slightly heavier than iPad 2. iPad 3 is 652 grams while the iPad 2 is 600 grams. iPad 2 is 8.8 mm thick and iPad 3 is 9.7 mm thick.
  • Camera – The camera on iPad 2 is 720p HD with 0.7 MP video camera and 5x digital zoom and 30 fps while iPad 3’s camera is 1080p HD and a 5MP video camera with 5x digital zoom and 30 fps.
  • Battery – the battery life of iPad 2 on an average is 10 hours and it is expected the same from iPad 3 or even less due to the 4G features which will consume more battery. All in all the iPad 3 is expected to have an average battery life of 10 or 9 hours.
  • Bluetooth connection – iPad 2 consists of 2.1+ EDR Bluetooth and iPad 3 has a Bluetooth smart 4.0. iPad 3 is the first tablet to have Bluetooth 4.0. This feature helps in reduction of power consumption and it increases the communication range of the Bluetooth to 200 feet.
  • Price – iPad 2 with a 16 GB WiFi is priced at $399 while the iPad 3 price is expected to be around $499. However the prices vary according to the memory options.




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