iPad 3 will be released soon and you just bought an iPad 2. Or, you can’t wait for the iPad
3 to be sold on the market so you can get the iPad 2 for a cheaper price. Do any of these scenarios describe your current Apple iPad dilemma? Except for those who have enough resources, here’s a side-by-side comparison of the iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 features to help you sort things out.
Both will have the teardrop design and aluminum plate casing. But there’s a possibility that iPad 3 will be thicker in width since developers have to make space for the iPad 3’s upgraded battery and advanced system and processor.
The iPad 2 has a screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels. This allowed for satisfactory viewing of basic videos and photos. But the iPad 3 will have a new retina display and screen resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. This is twice having the resolution of the preceding iPad version! If so, the iPad 3 will support 3D and full-HD graphics. Neat, huh?
With a 900MHz dual-core ARM Cortext-A9 Processor, the Apple A5 chipset of the iPad 2 made sure that it stayed supreme over other tablets around the world. But since Apple is always searching for ways to outdo their innovations, expect the iPad 3 to be equipped with the tougher and super powerful A6 processor! It will surely boast of lightening speed of file sharing and longer battery life.
The iPad 2 had been installed with a generous 0.7 megapixel rear-end cam that has a capability of a 720p video capture. Its front-end cam on the other hand, is VGA and just enough to hold a video conference. With Apple’s competitors producing and shifting tablets with very high resolution cams globally, Apple will surely amp up the camera of the iPad 3. The back-end camera is expected to be bumped at 5-8 megapixels with a dual LED flash while the front-facing cam will be having 2 megapixels.
When it comes to the operating system, there’s no doubt that iPad 3 will be in better standing. It’s an expected improvement so, while the iPad 2 is currently sporting the iOS 4.3 version, Apple is rumored to be adapting the latest iOS 5 on the new iPad 3. And what will the users get from the latest OS? All the features of iOS 5 combined with the iCloud.
With the iPad 2 vs. iPad 3, iPad 3 is rumored to be a lot thicker than the iPad 2. But don’t drop your dreams of Apple’s latest tablet just yet! If this is true, only a width of 1 mm is expected to be added. Although the battery of the iPad 3 will be smaller and lighter, it is the new retina display that developers needed to make room for. But with all the high definition and technology iPad 3 is promising to bring to its users 1 mm isn’t much of a sacrifice, is it?
These are just a few obvious comparisons that can be seen from the iPad 2 vs. iPad 3. It doesn’t take great amounts of analytical skills to conclude that the iPad 3 is an upgraded version of the iPad 2. But aside from these advancements, so we’ve heard that iPad 3 will be sporting these additional features:
- 4G technology
- Near Field Communication (NFC)
- Face Recognition
- Wireless Charging Technology