A Comparative Review of iPad2 and New iPad 3

The launch of the new iPad 3 in March 2012 and the recent price drop of 16GB iPad2 to $399 make it a worthy fight. Which is now better: the iPad 2 or the new iPad 3?

Let us take a bite and have a taste of the better Apple.

A Comparative Review of iPad2 and the new iPad 3


The screen of the new iPad 3 is 0.03 inch thicker and 0.11 pounds heavier but you won’t notice much difference if you hold both at the same time with each hand. Wait until the screen is on and there you will see the outstanding difference. The 2048×1536 resolution Retina Display on the new iPad 3 is undeniably amazing. Images, videos, texts, applications are totally crisper, sharper and finer.

Faster Performance:

The new iPad 3 is configured with A5x processor with quad-core graphics and is faster compared to the previous iPad A5 processor. For game type applications, having the faster processor gives the new iPad 3 the edge over iPad2 as games are more vivid and reactive. However, for day to day stuff like browsing the web, for reading, e-mail or other regular apps, the iPad2 still feels really fast.


iSight with 5 megapixel camera is a major improvement for the camera feature of the new iPad 3. Pictures appear more vibrant and alive in the new iPad 3 as well as less blurry pictures.


The new iPad 3 is offered by AT&T and Verizon LTE which again is faster compared to iPad2’s 3G. This though is only useful if connectivity is needed but no Wi-Fi connection is available.


The new iPad 3 has a dictation feature that allows you to write texts via voice.  This works by tapping the microphone on the keyboard and then speaking to it.  The dictation feature is accurate, quick and has no problem catching even complicated words. However, you have to say the words period, question mark and other punctuation marks in order for it to be written.  Another item to note is that dictation only works while connected through Wi-Fi or 3G/4G network.

It’s possible to stream films on the ipad, so in order to compare the two models you need a high quality film streaming service.  There is currently a debate about netflix vs lovefilm, and which would be best, so in order to find more information, visit netflixvslovefilm.

Having read the comparisons above, it ends up on how much you consider the value of your additional $100.Even if you shall decide on getting the new iPad 3 or iPad2 and save the money, as a whole but still it’s an Apple you took a big bite of it.

Aj Aviado is a marketing consultant for Repair Labs. An industry-recognized specialist in iPhone accessories, iPhone and iPad repair.

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