Difference Between iPad 2 And 3


If you are looking to buy one of Apple’s iPads there are currently two different models available, the iPad 2 and the new iPad which is also know as the iPad 3, this guide is designed to explain the difference between iPad 2 and 3 to help you choose which one is best for you.

Both the iPad 2 and the iPad 3 share a similar design, although there are key differences between the two tablets, which include the displays, storage, the processor and more.

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The iPad 2 features a 9.7 inch touchscreen display which has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and 134 ppi, the iPad 3 also features a 9.7 inch display although it has a higher resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels at 264 ppi.

The iPad 2 is powered by a dual core A5 Apple processor and it also features dual core graphics, the iPad 3 features a dual core A5x processor which is faster than the one in the iPad 2, and it comes with quad core graphics instead of dual core graphics.

difference between ipad2 and 3

Both the iPad 2 and iPad 3 come with two cameras one on the front and one on the back, the iPad 2 features a 720p capable rear camera where as the new iPad 3 features a 5 megapixel 1080p capable iSight camera, both tablets feature a front facing VGA Face Time camera.

The iPad 2 is available with 16GB of built in storage, on the iPad 3 you get a choice of storage options and it is available with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built in storage, the iPad 2 comes with 512MB of RAM and the iPad 3 comes with 1GB of RAM.

difference between ipad2 and 3

Both tablets come in a choice of WiFi only and WiFi and Cellular options, the iPad 2 is available with WiFi and 3G whilst the new iPad 3 is available with WiFi and the faster 4G LTE cellular connection, the iPad 2 comes with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and the iPad 3 features Bluetooth 4.0.

The iPad 2 with WiFi retail for $399 and the WiFi and 3G version retails for $529, where as the iPad 3 starts at $499 for the WiFi only version and $629 for the WiFi and 4G version, all of these models are available with 16GB of built in storage.

difference between ipad2 and 3

The iPad 3 is also available with 32GB of built in storage, the WiFi only 32GB iPad 3 retails for $599 and the WiFi and 4G LTE model retails for $729, there is also a 64GB model which retails for $699 with WiFi only and $829 with WiFi and 4G.

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Hopefully the information in this article will have explained the difference between the iPad 2 and iPad 3, and will help you decide which version of Apple’s tablet will be best suited to your needs, you can find out more information over at Apple.

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