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.

iPadiPad 2The new iPad (3rd Gen)
Display9.7 inch backlit IPS LCD9.7 inch backlit IPS LCD9.7 inch backlit IPS LCD
Resolution1024 x 7861024 x 7862048 x 1536
Processor1 GHz Apple A41 GHz dual-core Apple A5Dual-core CPU with quad-core GPU A5X
GraphicsPowerVR SGX 535PowerVR SGX 543MP2PowerVR SGX 543MP4
Memory256 MB RAM512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM
Storage16 GB/ 32 GB / 64 GB16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB
Front cameraNoneVGAVGA
Rear cameraNone1.3mp 720p5MP / 1080p
Cellular radioEDGE plus tri-band HSPAEDGE plus quad-band HSPAOrCDMA / EV-DO Rev. AEDGE plus quad-band HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSPA at 42 MbpsOrCDMA / EV-DO Rev. A and LTE at 72Mbps
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth2.1 + EDR2.1 + EDR4.0
Accelerometer3-axis3-axis3-axis
GyroscopeNo3-axis3-axis
Thickness13.4 mm8.8 mm9.4 mm
Weight680g (WiFi)730g (WiFi + 3G)601g (WiFi)608g (WiFi + CDMA)613g (WiFi + GSM)652g (WiFi)662g ( WiFi + 4G)
Battery life10 hours on WiFi9 hours on 3G10 hours on WiFi9 hours on 3G/EVDO10 hours on WiFi9 hours on 3G/LTE
PriceWiFi:$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-coverNoYesYes
Voice DictationNoNoYes
Internet TetheringNoNoYes
HDMI output dongleNoYes
ColorBlackBlack and WhiteBlack and White
FacetimeNoYesYes

The iPad (3rd Gen) In Pictures

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Apple iPad 3 - New - 2012

Apple iPad 3 - New - 2012



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