Specs: Apple iPad 1 vs iPad 2 vs the new iPad (3rd-Generation)

by raghu on March 8, 2012 · 0 comments

Filed in: All,Apple iPad,iPad 2,Launches

The long wait is over. Apple is out with its 3rd generation iPad and it would go on sale in selected countries from 16th March. The new iPad isn’t thinner & lighter, but is sure is faster and brings in LTE to iOS finally!

The iPad 2 has had a great run last year with over 15 million units sold in Q4 alone. Apple now claims that the iPad sold more than any PC, beating 15 million PCs shipped by HP. Lets take a look at the iPad journey. From the 1st iPad in 2010 to the 2012 iPad 3.
Apple iPad 1

Apple iPad 1st Gen vs iPad 2 vs New iPad

From a modest single-core A5 processor to a quad-core beast named: A5x, Apple has come a long way.

iPad iPad 2 The new iPad (3rd Gen)
Display 9.7 inch backlit IPS LCD 9.7 inch backlit IPS LCD 9.7 inch backlit IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 786 1024 x 786 2048 x 1536
Processor 1 GHz Apple A4 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 Dual-core CPU with quad-core GPU A5X
Graphics PowerVR SGX 535 PowerVR SGX 543MP2 PowerVR SGX 543MP4
Memory 256 MB RAM 512 MB RAM  1 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB / 64 GB 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB
Front camera None VGA VGA
Rear camera None 1.3mp 720p 5MP / 1080p
Cellular radio EDGE plus tri-band HSPA EDGE plus quad-band HSPAOrCDMA / EV-DO Rev. A EDGE plus quad-band HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSPA at 42 MbpsOrCDMA / EV-DO Rev. A and LTE at 72Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 4.0
Accelerometer 3-axis 3-axis 3-axis
Gyroscope No 3-axis 3-axis
Thickness 13.4 mm 8.8 mm 9.4 mm
Weight 680g (WiFi)730g (WiFi + 3G) 601g (WiFi)608g (WiFi + CDMA)613g (WiFi + GSM) 652g (WiFi)662g ( WiFi + 4G)
Battery life 10 hours on WiFi9 hours on 3G 10 hours on WiFi9 hours on 3G/EVDO 10 hours on WiFi9 hours on 3G/LTE
Price WiFi:$499 (16 GB)$599 (32 GB)$699 (64 GB) 

WiFi + 3G:

$629 (16 GB)

$729 (32 GB)

$829 (64 GB)

WiFi:$499 (16 GB)$599 (32 GB)$699 (64 GB) 

WiFi + 3G (GSM/CDMA):

$629 (16 GB)

$729 (32 GB)

$829 (64 GB)

WiFi:$499 (16 GB)$599 (32 GB)$699 (64 GB) 

WiFi + 4G (GSM/4G):

$629 (16 GB)

$729 (32 GB)

$829 (64 GB)

Smart-cover No Yes Yes
Voice Dictation No No Yes
Internet Tethering No No Yes
HDMI output dongle No Yes
Color Black Black and White Black and White
Facetime No Yes Yes

The iPad (3rd Gen) In Pictures

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Apple iPad 3 - New - 2012

Apple iPad 3 - New - 2012



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